The South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival attracts thousands of artists from around the globe every year to Austin, Texas.
Live music can be heard around the clock throughout the city as bands play for packed houses of music lovers and industry professionals.
This year the Sacramento region is showcasing some of its finest talent at a number of events in Austin, here's a sampler:
Butterscotch - beatboxer, singer/songwriter
Originally from Davis, Butterscotch is participating in the only LGBT showcase at SXSW.
Jackie Greene - folk, Americana
Singer/songwriter, Jackie Greene, got his start playing in a bars on K Street in Sacramento before breakthrough album Gone Wonderin' in 2002. Recently he's been touring with The Black Crowes.
World Hood - world, fusion
Estrella Hood is the woman with the microphone and she's also involved in putting together the Global Local showcase in Austin every year. This year they're doing an official showcase with a few other Sacramento natives.
Dre-T - hip/hop rap
MC and producer Dre-T is performing at the Sol Collective showcase this year at SXSW.
There are a bunch of other Sacramento connections with unofficial SXSW showcases, but these are the groups appearing on the official SXSW schedule.