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SXSW attracts Hawaii residents seeking an edge

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2017

    Makana performs during “A Night of Unity” at the Waikiki Shell in 2017.

  • COURTESY MYRIAM SANTOS

    The son of music icon Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson is a countryrock/Americana musician who grew up on Maui.

  • ILLUSTRATION BY MARTHA HERNANDEZ / MHERNANDEZ@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The high-tech South by Southwest conference and festival attracts islanders seeking an edge.

South by Southwest is known for its electric fusion of cutting-edge technology and creativity, offering nine days of high-energy presentations, film and music festivals, a video game expo and networking. About 80,000 registered attendees, presenters and journalists gathered for the event last year. Read more

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