“Undeniably, Barb and her team have a keen ear for talent, working with some of the best up-and-coming, never-before-heard artists, which makes it a breeze to work with them! We can always count on Barb to curate an incredible lineup that will pack out the venue from start to finish. We look forward to working with them again and hearing their latest musical discoveries!”
~Jaime Sarrantonio | RedGorilla Music Fest | Festival Coordinator~

“Barb Rocks opened the door for me and my band The Trims to rock the Austin, TX crowds at SXSW. Awarded the same care and professionalism that would be given to a platinum selling artist, I will forever be grateful to Barb and the Ugly Whale Showcase for making one of my artistic dreams come true.”
~Gabriel Maciel | The Trims~

“Participating in the Ugly Whale Showcase in 2016 was definitely one of the highlights of our SXSW experience.  It was well organized from the start with very clear communication to all the artists.  Darwin’s is a great venue, the staff and sound system were fantastic. What I particularly appreciated was how much promotion was done. It was visible around the festival which is really saying something considering how chaotic it gets!  So there was a great crowd most of which stayed for the majority of the showcase.  It was great, we had a blast, and we made new fans!  Thanks, Ugly Whale!”
~Kat Downs | Sit Kitty Sit~