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Are you an amazing musician or band from the DMV area? Do you know an amazing local musician or band? If so, great! Events DC wants to give that band the opportunity to play at the Events DC Official SXSW Showcase in Austin, TX!

Yes, it’s true! Click here to nominate your favorite DC performer or band by January 31.

What comes next?

A panel of some of notable DC music gurus will go through the submissions and narrow them down to our top ten semi-finalists. Then YOU will have the chance to vote for your favorite DC, Maryland, or Virginia music act. The top three finalists will perform live at the Road-to-SXSW kick-off event on February 16 in DC — where the winner will be announced!

What does the winner receive?

The chosen winner will receive a $5,000 travel stipend, special feature on BYT, recognition on Events DC’s social media channels and the chance to perform at the Events DC Official SXSW Showcase in Austin on March 14 during SXSW — where they will represent DC, its music scene and will undoubtedly rock the house!

What should YOU do?

  • Share this post with your network!
  • Tag Events DC (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and BYT (Facebook, Twitter) and use the hashtag #WeDC!


In the meantime, click here to check out last year’s Events DC Official SXSW Showcase featuring Wale!

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