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John Legend Performs with Handpicked Lineup at SXSW 2016

AXE Collective + Crew Powered by SPIN hosted a very special showcase in the heart of Austin Thursday, 3/18 with a John Legend handpicked lineup -- being his only SXSW performance.

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"AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: (L-R) AXE Collective musicians Jack Freeman and Korbyn Rachel, musician John Legend, and AXE Collective musicians Timothy Wilkins, Roni Marsalis, and Action attend the AXE Collective + Crew Powered By SPIN, hosted by AXE, during SXSW on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for AXE)"

"AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: John Legend headlines the AXE Collective + Crew Powered By SPIN, hosted by AXE, during SXSW on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for AXE)"

(Photos by Rick Kern/Getty Images for AXE)

The Legend and AXE partnership got better and better, creatively contributing to music and choosing five musicians from a nationwide search for the best and brightest talent to join the AXE Collective. Of these performers included discoverees —IAM Action (Patrick Cave), Korbyn Rachel, Jack Freeman, SPEC (Tim Wilkins) and Roni Marsalis (Ronisha Harris). 

The Belmont packed up incredibly fast, as the space was relatively small and Legend is relatively... relative. Energy buzzed throughout the room for this show and sang along as crowd favorites were performed.

"AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: John Legend headlines the AXE Collective + Crew Powered By SPIN, hosted by AXE, during SXSW on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for AXE)"

Before and after this show, the surrounding acts included Alex Newell, Gallant, Rae Sremmurd, and AlunaGeorge.

 


Written by GrooveVolt


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