SXSW 2022 Music Opening Party

Mar 15, 2022

6:00pm – 9:00pm CT

The SXSW Music Opening Party has become a cornerstone of the annual festival This year, it will take place on Tuesday, March 15 at Empire Garage and Empire Control Room from 6-9 pm. Come help us kick off the SXSW 2022 Music Festival with complimentary beverages and a stacked 2-stage showcase of artists from around the globe.

This year’s lineup highlights the global explosion of African genres like Amapiano, GQOM and Afrobeats with South Africa’s Moonchild Sanelly,and her electrifying brand of “future ghetto funk.” Also featured is tropical Brazillian band (and SXSW Online 2021 standout) Tuyo alongside South Korean electronic-pop futurist CIFIKA, Grammy-nominated Atlanta rapper Deanté Hitchcock, Jagjaguwar experimental hip-hop duo They Hate Change, and UK DJ and Rhythm Section Intl founder Bradley Zero.


8:20-9:00 Moonchild Sanelly (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
7:30-8:00 CIFIKA (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
6:30-7:10 Tuyo (Curitiba BRAZIL)


8:00-8:40 Deante Hitchcock (Atlanta GA)
7:10-7:50 They Hate Change (Tampa FL)
6-7:00 Bradey Zero (London UK-ENGLAND)

The SXSW Music Opening Party is open to Music and Platinum Badges as well as Artist Wristbands. We’ll see you there!

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Artist Wristband