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A3C’s Hip-Hop Guide to SXSW 2017

Mike Walbert
Posted by Mike Walbert on Mar 13

SXSW 2017 is upon us... and it doesn't matter if you have the app, booklet or a friend to take you to everything... it can be a lot to handle.  It's an amazing week of events.  You can meet tons of people and see more performances in a week than you can the rest of the year.  


If you are a hip-hop fan like we are, you've got a lot to look forward to.  Plan ahead and check out this list of hip-hop events we recommend.



Monday, March 13 

Fader Sessions

  • 1pm to 5pm

  • Tasha The Amazon

Amplify Philly at Old School Bar & Grill

  • 9pm to 2am

  • DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Active + DJ Royale

  • Amplifyphilly.com

Trap-A-Palooza at 809 E 6th St.

  • 12pm to 10pm

  • OG Maco, Chill Moody, Mir Fontaine + more

My Mixtapez House Day 1 at Terminal 6

  • Rich Homie Quan, Don Q, Propain, Lotto Savage + more

Tuesday, March 14 

Mazda Studio Day Party

  • 1pm to 4pm

  • Lil Yachty, Kweku Collins + more

  • Mazdastudio.com

Fader Sessions

  • 1pm to 5pm

  • A Boogie wit da Hoodie, GOON + Topaz Jones

Cedar Street and Music is on the Menu present at Cedar Street

  • 6pm

  • Redman, The Pharcyde, Maseo of De La Soul + more

  • cedarstreetaustin.com

We DC Official SXSW Showcase at ACL Live

  • 7pm

  • Wu Tang Clan, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, Ari Lennox

US vs The Industry at Ibiza

  • 8PM to 2am

  • Two-9, Smokepurpp, Lil Tracy, Jay IDK, Ill Chris + Danielseventwo

Kano & Friends at The Main II

  • Little Simz, Ghetts, Frisco, Logan Sama, Rude Kid

My Mixtapez House Day 2 at Terminal 6

  • Ace Hood, Cassidy, Mel Love + more

Wednesday, March 15 

Trill Fest at The Eastern

  • 12pm to 6pm

  • Webbie, Moneymakinnique, Anoyd, Private Club Records + more


  • 3pm to 10pm

  • EarthGang, Solange, Aminé + more

Waterloo Day Party at Waterloo Records

  • 6pm

  • Nick Grant

Urban Outfitters Live in Austin at Space24Twenty

  • 7pm

  • Kodie Shane

Monster Energy Hip Hop Night at 215 West 5th Street

  • 7pm

  • Young M.A., Ugly God, Divine Council, Deniro Farrar, Cipha Sounds, Statik Selektah + more

The Lyrical Lemonade SXSW Showcase at Club Lux

  • 7pm

  • Smokepurpp,  24HR, Key!, Warhol.SS, Super BWE, Lamb$, Blake + more

  • lyricallemonade.com

Welcome to tha South at Palm Door on 6th

  • 7:30pm

  • Peewey Longway, Maxo Kream, Starlito, Nick Grant, Sosamann + more

Ambrosia For Heads at 512 Bar

  • 8pm to 1am

  • KXNG Crooked, 9th Wonder, Elzhi, Rapsody + Nick Grant

Open House 4 at Summit Lounge

  • 8pm to 2am

  • DJ Jazzy Jeff, Just Blaze, Z Trip, DJ Ferno

Pluggedin LA presents Never Squad Down at Container Bar

  • 9pm to 2am

  • JSTJR, Uniiqu3, Ma-Less, Dave Nada, El Dusty

  • RSVP: sxsw.pluggedin.la

Twix Collide @ 96

  • Kweku Collins

  • Bar 96

  • RSVP: culturecollide.com/twix2017

My Mixtapez House Day 3 at Terminal 6

  • Sauce Wallace, Rizzo Rizzo, Sosamann + more

NPR Music at Stubb’s

  • Joey Badass + Lizzo

Thursday, March 16 

Pitchfork Day Party at French Legation Museum

  • 12pm to 6pm

  • Jidenna, Noname + Kweku Collins

The RCA House at Container Bar

  • 12:30pm to 6:15pm

  • Khalid, Rob Stone, Muna + more


  • 3pm to 11pm

  • Jidenna, Rae Sremmurd, Bobo Swae + more

Treble FM presents The House Party at Indras Awarehouse

  • 4pm to 3am

  • Taylor Bennett, Supa BWE, Stro, The Skins + More

Urban Outfitters Live in Austin at Space24Twenty

  • 12pm to 8pm

  • D.R.A.M., Duckwrth, Khalid + Elhae

Right Now Tour Invades Austin at Peckerheads

  • 3pm

  • Young Chop, Corey Cash, K’Valentine, Mikey Dollaz, K’Valentine + more

  • No Badges or RSVP required

House of Vans at Mohawk

  • 7:30pm

  • French Montana, The Cool Kids, No Name, Joey Purp, Saba, Dreezy, Taylor Bennett, Kweku Collins + mrore

  • houseofvans.com

#FreshPicks at Club 512 Rooftop

  • 7:30pm

  • Nef The Pharaoh, Micky Munday, Manman Savage, The Outfit, TX, Mir Fontaine, Chill Moody, Jay Dot Rain + more

Mazda Studio powered by Spin at Empire Garage

  • 8pm to 2am

  • Danny Brown, DJ Esco, Bibi Bourelly + more

  • mazdastudio.com

Kith goes to North America at Empire Control Room

  • 8pm to 2am

  • Pell, Sammus Odd Couple, Trapo, Rome Castille, Topaz Jones + Tasha the Amazon

The Sound Release at Peckerwoods

  • 8:30pm to 2am

  • Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Big Sant, Mista Cain, Kris J

  • No Cover

The Function at Palm Door on Sixth

  • 8pm

  • 070 Shake, 24Hrs, Bia, Mazo Kream, Neby Kiniza, Nick Grant, Smokepurrp, Ugly God, Tasha the Amazon + more


Street Execs + Beer N Tacos Showcase at Emo’s

  • 2 Chainz, Mike Will Made It, Eardrummers + Zaytoven

Live at the Barbecue at Stubb’s

  • Lil Wayne, DJ Mustard, Dave East, MadeinTYO, Denzel Curry, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, G Herbom Aminé, Rapsody

  • RSVP: massappeal.com/sxsw2017

My Mixtapez House Day 4 at Terminal 6

  • Boosie Badazz, Trae Da Truth, Webbie, B. Will + more

Tunein presents Hip-Hop Beat Show at Easy Tiger

  • Cam’ron, MadeinTYO, THEY., Kyle, TYuS + Warm Brew  

UMG Music is Universal at Antonés

  • 070Shake, Dave East, August Alsina, Desiigner, YG + 2 Chainz

Friday, March 17

Pitchfork Day Party at French Legation Museum

  • 12pm to 6pm

  • Kodie Shane, Lizzo + Zaytoven

VUHAUS Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center

  • Lizzo at 1pm

The Plug House presented by A3C

  • 2pm to 2am

  • DJ Ohso + Adora Tokyo

  • rsvp: ryan@plugapp.co  


  • 3pm to 10pm

  • Migos, Lil Yatchy, Kodie Shane + more

My Mixtapez House Day 5 at Terminal 6

  • Famous Dex, Sonny Digital, Trill Sammy + Jay Critch

Stubhub at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden

  • D.R.A.M., Duckwrth, Talib Kweli +more

  • culturecollide.com/stubhub2017

UMG Music is Universal at Antonés

  • Dreezy, Denzel Curry, Lil Yachty + Metroboomin

Saturday, March 18

Rachael Ray’s Feedback

  • 10am to 4pm

  • De La Soul, Action Bronson + more

  • rachelray.com/feedback

All Def at SXSW at The Main

  • 12pm to 5:30pm

  • Denzel Curry, Smokepurpp, Divine Council, 24HRS, Salma Slims  + more

  • alldefsxsw.splashthat.com

Urban Outfitters Live in Austin at Space24Twenty

  • 12pm to 8pm

  • The Internet, Tommy Genesis + more

Urban Fetes Showcase at Peckerheads

  • 12pm to 8pm

  • Maino, Uncle Murda, Black Youngsta, Nick Grant, Kap G, 3D Na’tee + Young Chop

  • 2017.do512.com/urbanfetes2017

Artist for Advocay Panel with Snoop Dogg

  • 2pm

  • Austin Convention Center Room 18ABCD

The Plug House presented by A3C

  • 2pm to 2am

  • Bryan-Michael Cox

  • rsvp: ryan@plugapp.co

Stones Throw at SXSW at The Main

  • 8:30pm to close

  • Peanut Butter Wold, Karriem Wiggins, Gabriel Garzon Montano, Mndsgn, Koreatown Oddity, DJ Harrison, Sudan Archives + Stimulator Jones

My Mixtapez House Day 6 at Terminal 6

  • Biggie Tribute in Daytime

  • Kodak Black + Black Youngsta at Night

Sounds from Africa & the Caribbean at The Belmont

  • Silvastone, Mr. Eazi, Christopher Martin, Demarco, Maleek Berry, Runtown, Moelogo,  Iamstylezmusic + more


Mike Walbert

Written by Mike Walbert

Mike Walbert is the Executive Director of the A3C Festival & Conference. As as partner in the business Mike oversees various aspects of the business, including: Business Development, Sponsorship, Branding and Marketing. Mike officially joined A3C in 2009 as the Artist Director. Since 2010 Mike has managed the strategy and team that have grown A3C from a regional showcase to an internationally recognized institution in hip-hop culture.

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