It’s that time of the year where innovators, artists, musicians, influencers, and big brands flock down to Austin, Texas for SXSW. Year after year, SXSW has been a launching pad for brand new ideas and creativity, with presentations and showcases that stretch across tech and entertainment. For a few weeks in March, Austin becomes a convention of the minds. Admission to the official SXSW events can be pretty expensive, costing up to a couple thousand for badges, but those in town can settle for the numerous events and parties thrown by brands to establish some sort of brand awareness and cool factor. Here are some UNCVR picks for can’t miss events. Bookmark this page and check back often as this list will be updated.


  • Umbel’s Data Disco w/ Block Party, March 11 (RSVP)
  • Crowdtap People Powered Party w/ Rae SremmurdMarch 12 (RSVP)
  • Funny or Die Junction w/ Tracy Morgan, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, March 13-March 13 (Details)
  • Spotify House w/ Miguel, Aluna George, Vince Staples, CHVRCHES, etc., March 14- March 18 (RSVP)
  • Mazda + Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel, March 14-March 19 (RSVP)
  • The FADER FORT w/ Metro Boomin, Sheer Mag, Davido, March 14- March 19 (RSVP)
  • Dropbox Podcast Studio, March 14-15 (RSVP)
  • House of Vans w/ Erykah Badu, Neon Indian, Kelela, March 16 (Details)
  • Noisey and Jansport Bonfire Sessions w/ Kehlani, Mick Jenkins, March 16 (RSVP)
  • Tumblr’s 79¢ Party w/ Jhene Aiko, Empress Of, Little Simz, March 16 (RSVP)
  • Pandora Discovery Den w/ MSTRKRFT, Gryffin, Anderson.Paak, Block Party, etc.March 16- March 19 (RSVP)
  • DTS & FLOOD Magazine Presents FLOODfest w/ Vince Staples, MSTRKRFT, Ra Ra Riot, etc, March 16-March 19 (RSVP)
  • Stubhub @ SXSX w/ Miike Snow, The Kills, Bloc Party, etc. , March 16-March 18 (RSVP)
  • 40 Oz Bounce SXSW, March 17 (RSVP)
  • VIBE’s Showcase w/ Yo Gotti, Anderson .Paak, BJ The Chicago Kid  (RSVP)
  • Mass Appeal Live at the BBQ w/ Nas, DJ Khaled, Yo Gotti, Mannie Fresh, March 17 (RSVP)
  • The Pitchfork Day Parties w/ Neon Indian, Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak, March 17-Mach 18 (Details)
  • Quantum Collective Southwest Invasion w/ Talib Kweli, MSTRKFT, March 17-March 19 (RSVP)
  • SPIN at Stubb’s 2016 w/ CHVRCHES, Vince Staples, Deftones, March 18 (RSVP)
  • The Windish Agency Annual SXSW Day Party w/ Bob Moses, Gryffin, March (RSVP)
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Rex Pham

Originally from the Bay Area, who then moved to Los Angeles, then out to New York City. NYU Stern MBA c/o 2014. Inspired by the grind of NYC to create something that has value. Lover of all things digital, culture, and brand strategy.

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