Photos: SXSW 2017 in Austin, Texas

Back from another March pilgrimage to Austin for the SXSW Music Festival. An additional day was added to the festival this year, resulting in six solid days of music – Monday to Saturday – nonstop each day from noon until 2am. I saw 70 performances in Austin during that time. This included the official showcases in the evening that your purchased badge admits you to, as well as the many, many free day parties put on by record companies, publicists, instrument manufactures, countries, publications, and everything else related to the music industry – complete with complimentary food and drinks. The official shows had 2000+ performers hailing from 60+ counties appearing in 100+ venues. This was my eighth SXSW and every year I declare a Best New Find. This year it’s Maggie Rogers and she’ll soon be a household name. And without further ado, here’s one photo from each of the 70 performances:

Maggie Rogers

Bridgit Mendler

Whitney Rose

Alexandra Savior

Charlotte Cardin

Phoebe Bridgers

Darci Carlson

Tei Shi

Ariel Abshire

Sofia Reyes


Valerie June

The Wild Reeds

The Aces

Charlie Faye


Maggie Koerner

Sunny Sweeney

Laura Carbone

Holly Macve


Nicole Atkins

Crystal Clayton

Billie Eilish

Little Hurricane

Frankie Rose

Alice Wallace

Jane Ellen Bryant

Sara Watkins

Moving Panoramas


Kate Nash

Rebecca Loebe

Forth Wanderer

Lo Moon

Marie Miller

Annie Hart

Vera Blue

Elle Exxe


Cari Quoyeser


Tameca Jones

Alyse Black

Bonnie Whitmore

Alice Jemima

Beth Brown


Let’s Eat Grandma

Barbara Nesbitt

Jess Williamson

Allysen Callery

Hanna Barrakat

Ami Dang

Rachel Lynn

Allison Pierce

Merci Raines

Caitlyn Smith

The Dove and the Wolf

Ellie Herring

Arwen Lewis


Molly Burch

Sarah Simmons


Kady Rain

The Aces

Die Heiterkeit

Callie Hopper

Maggie Rogers