BMI is pleased to announce its return to Austin, TX as part of the 2018 SXSW Music Conference and Festival from March 13 - 16. Continuing a more than 30-year presence at the world-renowned music festival, BMI will once again offer festivalgoers many unique opportunities to discover the hottest emerging talent across multiple genres through a series of showcases and events.
Here’s our stellar lineup:
Tuesday, March 13th | 6:00PM-8:00PM
BMI’S 18TH ANNUAL HOWDY TEXAS PARTY - The 18th annual party will feature performances by Larkin Poe and Rayland Baxter. Hosted by local Fox 7 TV personality Lauren Petrowski, the party will be held for the first time at the YETI Flagship store with the Texas Music Office, Lagunitas and Topo Chico as supporting sponsors. (Private- Invite only)
Wednesday, March 14th | 12:30PM-7:00PM
YETI/BMI DAY PARTY - Soul, country, indie, pop and alt-rock converge during this day party as BMI singer-songwriters Kalu & The Electric Joint, Dizzy, slenderbodies, Morgan Saint, Wallows and Tyler Childers entertain the crowd at the Yeti Flagship store (220 S Congress Ave).
(Free - Open to the Public with RSVP)
Wednesday, March 14th | 7:00PM-2:00AM
BMI OFFICIAL SHOWCASE - The music will continue well into the night at Antone’s (305 E 5th St.) with electrifying sets by Joshua Hedley, lovelytheband, Devin Dawson, BONES and MAX.
(SXSW badge required)
Wednesday, March 14th | 8:00PM-2:00AM
BMI PRESENTS: SONIDOS ALTERNOS - Some of Latin music’s best and brightest talents from around the world including Melymel, COASTCITY, Los Chinchillos Del Caribe, RAWAYANA, The Chamanas and Buffalo Blanco will be performing at Speakeasy (412 Congress Ave). (SXSW badge required)
Thursday, March 15th | 12:30PM-1:30PM
THE VALUE OF MUSIC IN THE GAMING WORLD - This panel will explore the value music brings to gaming and the complexities around its use. Panelists include BMI’s Evan Parness and film and gaming composer Tyler Bates, with CNET’s Dan Ackerman moderating the conversation. Austin Convention Center- Room 10A. (SXSW badge required)
Friday, March 16th | 10:00AM-1:30PM
BMI/AT&T THANKS ACOUSTIC BRUNCH presented by SunTrust Bank - The back lawn of the Four Seasons will be transformed into a musical oasis where guests will enjoy acoustic performances by Sampson, Jade Bird, Davie, The Marias, Young & Sick, and Paul Thorn. Southwest Airlines, Lagunitas, Royalty Exchange and Topo Chico are supporting sponsors. (Private - Invite only)