Photos: SXSW 2019 – Day 1

SXSW 2019 had six solid days of music – Monday to Saturday – nonstop from noon until 2am. Over 2000 artists from around the world descended upon Austin and spread out to over 100 venues – and those are just the official show cases in the evening. During the day, most of those performers plus many hundreds of others, also played at the numerous day parties sponsored by companies in the music industry.

In my tenth consecutive year, I saw 76 performances and took 11K+ onstage photos and portraits.  Let’s begin with Day 1 …

Emily Wolfe / Texas
Ximena Sariñana / Mexico
Moving Panoramas / Texas
Lia Lia / Germany
Angie McMahon / Australia
Anna Shoemaker / New York
Lucia Tacchetti / Argentina
Lolita Lynne / Austin
Denise le Menice / Australia
Primo / Austin
Helena Deland / Quebec – all photos by Kirk Stauffer