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Meet the five LR Alumni Performing at SXSW this weekend!

LR Family! SXSW Is taking over Texas by storm this week, and several of our LR Alumni artists and affiliates will be there as well. We want to congratulate everybody participating in the festivities and give a shout out to those who have also graced the Lotus Rosery stage in the past. Here are five artists performing this weekend that have helped us make LR events possible!

  1. SURF

S.U.R.F has done numerous performances on the Lotus Rosery stage, both physically and virtually. This loyal LR alumni has taken part in the Lotus Rosery Underground Festival (The BakeryATL, January 31, 2020), Lotus Rosery: Halloween Festival (October 31, 2020) [watch here] , and Lotus Rosery: Sonder City (July 16, 2022) as well as many other events. He was also the headliner of our GSU Commons Coachella festival (April 8, 2022) powered by NCEG [Watch S.U.R.F’s Performance here]. We’re wishing the best for S.U.R.F as he performs at SXSW this saturday, March 18th. Powered by Beer n Tacos.

2. Mauie (Formerly Kamau Jahad)

Mauie (formerly known as Kamau Jahad) was one of the performers who took a chance on us during the peak of the pandemic. With live events not being an option at the time, Lotus Rosery teamed up with Red Bull energy drink and curated our first virtual concert. The Live premiere was dubbed “Lotus Rosery: Halloween Festival” on YouTube and is still available online. You can watch Mauie’s performance here. Mauie will be teaming up with S.U.R.F on the Beer n Tacos stage on Saturday, March 18th at SXSW in Austin, Texas!

3. Yellabandanna

Yellabandanna today is known all around for his high-energy performances and crowd control. You can find him or his loyal fanbase at events all throughout the city. A lesser known fact about this artist is that his first ever live performance was the Lotus Rosery Underground Festival, which took place at The BakeryATL on January 31, 2020. Yellabandanna was the winner of our performance slot contest hosted through Instagram and despite it being his first time on a stage he was anything but nervous. Yella made his debut with a live instrumentalist, and took the crowd by storm. You can catch Yellabandanna at the Pink House in SXSW on Thursday, March 16th in Austin!

4. Mvstermind

Mvstermind made his Lotus Rosery debut at the You Are Here fest on November 21, 2021 at the Vinyl Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta: Powered by SinceThe80s and Spillage Village. The St.Louis native performed some of his hit songs such as “MATTER OF TIME” and “More” at the show which sparked quite a reaction, given the artist was out of town at the time. Now, Mvstermind is back on the road and on the way to SXSW! You can find him performing at the Midwest House this weekend!

5. SwaVay

Since being signed to DefJam Recordings, SwaVay has been on the come up. From Tours, back to back shows and a new album release, his momentum is unavoidable. SwaVay took to the stage as a headliner at Lotus Rosery: Land of the Lotus Eaters in 2021. The Virtual concert was produced in Atlanta by Lotus Rosery, SALT Creative House and WiseNation Media and is still online. You can see SwaVay’s performance here. Catch him live at the Vibe x DefJam Recordings: Next and now event at SXSW Tonight!



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