Celebrities already announced to attend SXSW 2017!
SXSW may still be three months away, however, we already know about some familiar faces who will be at the Fest.
Each year, ATXgossip posts an ever-evolving list of celebrities who will be in attendance. We’re not quite close enough to start that list just yet, but we want to keep you in the know about who’s already listed as a speaker.
The Jane the Virgin star will discuss his company Wayfarer Entertainment which creates purpose-driven TV and digital content to elevate the human experience.
Entrepreneur, investor and Shark Tank regular will take part in a panel to discuss working both with and against government regulation in achieving successful disruption – particularly in regulated marketplaces such as ride-sharing, travel, ticketing and insurance.
Academy Award-nominated Director Lee Daniels will attend as a Film Keynote Speaker. Daniels is best known for the films The Butler, Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire and the hit TV series Empire. His new television series, which joins the FOX lineup after the new year, will preview next week following the Empire mid-season finale.
NBA legend Magic Johnson will serve as a featured speaker. We wouldn’t be surprised if son EJ tagged along since the fashionista loves to be a part of a scene, as illustrated on the E! series Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.
Television host and bestselling author Rachael Ray has hosted her annual Feedback food and music events in Austin during SXSW for the last nine years. At the 2017 festival she also serves as a featured speaker.
Nile Rodgers adds Keynote Speaker to his long list of accolades. With multiple Grammy Award wins, the composer, producer, arranger and guitarist transcends all styles of music across generations working with musical legends like David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson. More recent production credits include Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Avicii, Sam Smith, Keith Urban and Pitbull.
The former host of the Discovery Channel’s MythBusters and Unchained Reaction served as an Interactive keynote speaker in 2014 and will return as a Featured Speaker in 2017.
No stranger to SXSW, the actor has attended numerous times in support of films he’s been involved with. This year, he’s take part in a panel to discuss his company SoulPancake which is providing opportunities for people to rethink the industry.