Top 10 SXSW Parties 2015

SXSW Music week is back from March 17-March 22 in Austin, TX.

There’s A LOT of parties and lineups to sift through, I’ll help you out by giving you a list of the parties you need to be at. Do not forget to RSVP!

All of these parties are free and do not require a badge, or wristband unless otherwise specified.
Here’s my Top 10 (with plenty of bonus ones)

Lineups, locations & RSVP links will be updated on a daily basis leading up to SXSW Music Week.

10. Culture Collide On Rainey

Badge/Wristband Required?: No for day parties/Yes for night showcases
21+
Location: Bar 96 (96 Rainey St.), Clive Bar (609 Davis St.), Container Bar (90 Rainey)
RSVP

Lineup: Gang Of Four, The Cribs, BRONCHO, Rae Sremmurd, Cloud Nothings, Palma Violets

 

9. MTVU Woodies (3/20)
Badge/Wristband Required?: No
Location
: 305 S. Congress (Statesman Building Parking Lot)
16+
RSVP

Lineup: MisterWives, Big Sean, Rae Sreummurd, Fall Out Boy, Years & Years, more

 

8. UMG Experience 2015 (3/19, 3/20)

Badge/Wristband Required?: No
21+

Location: Palm Door On 6th (508 E.6th)
RSVP

LineupYears & Years, Halsey, Ryn Weaver, Robert DeLong, Marian Hill, more

 

7. Flood Fest (3/18-3/21)

Badge/Wristband Required?: No for Day parties/Yes for FLOODFEST night showcases
21+
Location
: Cedar St. Courtyard (208 W. 4th St.)
RSVP

Lineup: Spoon, Run The Jewels, Best Coast, Twin Shadow, Big Data, More

 

6. IFC Fairgrounds (3/19-3/21)

Badge/Wristband Required?: NO
ALL AGES
Location: 
Palm Park (E. 3rd St. & red River)
RSVP

Lineup: Odesza, X Ambassadors, Robert DeLong, Holy Child, More TBA

 

5. Pandora Discovery Den (3/18-3/21)

Badge/Wristband Required?: NO
21+

Location: The Gatsby (708 E. 6th)
RSVP

Lineup: Halsey, Gorgon City, Priory, GriZ, Earl Sweatshirt, Odesza, Raury

 

4. Waterloo Records (3/18-3/21)

Badge/Wristband Required?: NO
ALL AGES

Location: Waterloo Records (600 N. Lamar Blvd.)
No RSVP required.

LineupElle King, Clean Bandit, Ibeyi, The Church, Joey Bada$$, Melanie Martinez, more

 

3. Hype Hotel (3/17-3/21)

Badge/Wristband Required?: NO
21+

Location: Fair Market (1100 East 5th St.)
RSVP

Lineup: ILoveMakonnen, Sophie, Hudson Mohawke, Best Coast, Rae Sremmurd, Cathedrals, more

 

2. Spotify House (3/15-3/20)

Badge/Wristband Required?: NO
21+

Location: Spotify House (901 E. 6th St.)
RSVP

LineupRun The Jewels, Odesza, Ryn Weaver, Wale, Ryan Bingham, Twin Shadow, more

 

1. Fader Fort (3/18-3/21)

Badge/Wristband Required?: YES, unless you receive an invite
21+
Location: Pecan Street Station spot on East 5th
RSVP = Invite only this year…

LineupBleachers, Hudson Mohawke, Migos, Vince Staples, more

 

Oh, and you should hit up these BONUS parties as well:

  • Lagunitas Couch Trippin’ (3/18)
  • Badge/Wristband Required?: NO
  • Location: Container Bar (90 Rainey St.)
    21+
    RSVP
  • Lineup: Charles Bradley, Delta Spirit, Heartless Bastards, King Tuff

 

  • Ray-Ban x Boiler Room (3/18)
  • Badge/Wristband Required?: NO
  • Location: TBA
  • 21+
  • RSVP (available Friday 2/27)
  • LineupKaytranada, Madlib, Rae Sremmurd, Ghostface Killah, more

 

  • Windish Agency Day Party (3/20)
    Badge/Wristband Required?: No
    Location: 
    Mohawk (912 Red River)
    21+
    RSVP
    Lineup: Odesza, Lido, Elliphant, Wolf Alice, Cathedrals

  • Rachael Ray Feedback Party (3/21) 
  • Badge/wristband Required?: No
    Location: 
    Stubb’s (801 Red River)
    21+
    RSVP
    Lineup: Edward Sharpe & The Magentic Zeros, Raekwon, Scott Weiland & Wildabouts, Delta Spirit

 

  • TBD Austin (3/18-3/21)
    Location: The Brew Exchange (706 West 6th Street)

    21+
    RSVP
  • LineupBeat Connection, Karl Kling, SAFIA, more TBA

 

  • Austin Party Weekend
    21+
    Location: The Main (603 Red River) & Empire Garage & Control Room (606 E. 7th)
    RSVP
  • Lineup: TBA

 

  • The Yard (3/18-3/19)
  • Location: La Barbecue (923 E. Cesar Chavez)
    21+ (Likely)
    RSVP
    Lineup: CRUISR, Civil Twilight, Speak, Gemini Club, More

 

  • Pitchfork Parties (3/18-3/19)
    Location
    : Mohawk (912 Red River)
    ALL AGES
    RSVP
    LineupWill Butler, Migos, DJ Windows ’98, Rae Sremmurd, Courtney Barnett

 

  • New Shapes Party (3/17-3/21)
  • Badge/Wristband Required?: NO
    21+

    Location: Red Eye Fly (715 Red River)
    RSVP
  • LineupJack Garratt, Seinabo Sei, Tei Shi, X Ambassadors, more

 

  • KGSR At The W (3/18-3/21)
    Location: The W Austin (200 Lavaca St.)
    All Ages
    No RSVP required
    Lineup: Milky Chance, Elle King, Borns, Robert DeLong, Bleachers, Ting Tings
    Be aware that these acoustic sets are between 6AM-10AM each day.

 

  • Baebel Day Party (3/20)
    Location: Empire Control Room & Garage (604 E. 7th)
    21+
    RSVP
  • Lineup: Doomtree, Smallpools, X Ambassadors, Ex-Cops

 

  • THE ILLMORE
    Location: TBA
    21+
  • RSVP

For even more parties head to RSVPster & Follow @SXSWisLife.

@DallasSF

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