Here are the 12 Minnesota acts officially headed to South by Southwest (so far)


Communist Daughter at South by Southwest 2014 [Photo: Tony Nelson]

On Tuesday the South by Southwest music conference/festival added 500 additional acts to its 2017 run.

You might be asking yourself: Are local bands and rappers among them? Yup, ya hyper-specific weirdo, 12 local bands and rappers are among them. Here's the running list of Minnesotans officially set to hit Austin, Texas, from March 10-19: 

  • The 4onthefloor 
  • Now, Now
  • Tancred
  • Communist Daughter
  • Andrew Jansen, LOUD SUN
  • BdotCroc & DJ Keezy
  • Hippo Campus
  • Lizzo
  • Jeremy Messersmith
  • RajiTheOne
  • Caroline Smith 

Check out our 2016 feature about what keeps luring Minnesota acts to SXSW. If you're local band the Blind Shake, it's a pointless question because you kick all sorts of ass at SXSW

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