Festival Coverage

It’s SXSW Time!!!

It’s that time of year again, boys and girls! That magical week where the entire music industry converges in one city and rocks out for all to enjoy, SXSW. Whether you’re a true blue hip hop head or a staunch punk, there is something for you and everyone else in between. On top of that, it’s the 30 year anniversary of the festival, so it’s sure to be on another level.

We’re especially proud of the local artists that have made it to SXSW’s lineup! Boulevards, GRRL, Mikal kHill, Summer Wars, and more, are representing NC’s under-the-radar music scene for the whole world to see, and it will be glorious.

To add to the excitement, SXSW attendees will be graced by the presence of our First Lady, Michelle Obama on March 16. She will be speaking about the Let Girls Learn initiative, and will be joined by Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, Diane Warren, and Sophia Bush.

That’s only the beginning of it folks. SXSW is filled with surprises! Will Beyonce walk around on 6th Street disguised as a commoner again? Will Mylie Cyrus crash another stage? There are rumors of a hologram guest appearance. The only way to know is by staying tuned on our Instagram and Twitter pages @WKNC881.

We’re excited and you should be too.

– DJ Iron Mic