[Dixielandjazz] South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW)

Stephen G Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 21 06:59:15 PDT 2009

Once again it is SXSW time in Austin. This year, there are 1900 bands  
performing in this 4 day Music Festival. See below for excerpt from NY  
Times article

AUSTIN, Tex. — Music still has fans. That’s the annual affirmation at  
the South by Southwest Music Festival, known as SXSW, a music  
conference and staging ground for some 1,900 acts that brings platoons  
of clubgoers downtown here every spring — some paying up to $695 for  
an official registration badge, others freeloading at the many  
unofficial parties and showcases that give bands multiple chances to  
perform during the festival’s four most frenetic days.

This year there are 22 bands listed in the "Jazz" genre (all  
unfamiliar) and about double that in Alternative Country which  
includes Western Swing Bands like Hot Club of Cowtown and Marshall  
Ford Swing Band.

Question: Have any OKOM bands on these chat lists ever applied for a  
spot, or ever performed at this festival? If so, what's it like?

Steve Barbone

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