The music portion of the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX hits the home stretch today with a series of showcases that should be of interest to hip-hip and music fans from all walks of life.
Among the artists still left to perform at SXSW this year are Khalid, Action Bronson, Wyclef Jean, Jeezy, King Combs and The Roots, who will play the Bud Light’s annual The Roots SXSW Jam.
Human Nature has sifted through the invites to provide you with our list of the best showcases left to check out below.
Thursday, March 15
The Fader magazine’s annual music showcase. SOB X RBE, BbyMutha, Mozzy, YBN Nahmir, Now Now and Soccer Mommy will be among the acts to perform, with additional artists yet to be revealed.
Dates: March 14- 16
Location: 1501 East 7th St. in Austin
RSVP: FADER FORT is a guestlist-only event, with invites received via email.
Beer and Tacos x Street Execs Showcase feat. Young Dolph, YFN Lucci and Travis Porter
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Ironwood Hall, 505 E. 7th St. Austin, TX
RSVP: SXSW badge and wristband holders receive priority; GA based on capacity
Sony Lost in Music feat. Khalid
Sony’s #LostInMusic is returning to SXSW, bringing with it a stunning line up of Sony Music artists as well as the latest Sony technology. Be transported to a “Dreamscape” world through Sony’s spatial audio technology, and experience a unique PlayStation®VR music video from multi-platinum breakout singer Khalid and rising pop singer Tinashe.
Dates March 15-16
Time: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Thurs); and 12 p.m.-5 p.m. & 7p.m – 2 a.m. (Friday); Khalid (12 a.m.), Tinashe (11 p.m.)
Location: 99 Trinity St, Austin
Dr. Martens Presents COLLiDE
Dr. Martens is returning to SXSW and they’re bringing a killer lineup of bands and DJs with them, including Tinashe, Taylor Girlz, and DJ sets by DJ Jazzy Jeff and Talib Kweli
Dates March 15, 16
Time: 12:30 – 6 p.m.
Location: Container Bar (90 Rainey St)
Action Bronson at StubHub SXSW Showcase
Action Bronson headlines StubHub’s annual two-day music showcase.
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden on Rainey St.
August Greene at NPR Showscase
A protégé of Common, Robert Glaspe and Karriem Riggins, August Greene headlines the official NPR showcase.
Time: 12:20- 1:10 a.m.
Location: Stubb’s 801 Red River St., Austin, TX
RSVP- Open to SXSW badgeholders
Wyclef Jean & Friends feat. Wavie Gang and Riley
Time: 7 p.m (Doors Open); 12:30 a.m.-1:50 a.m.(Wyclef set time)
Location: Highland Lounge 404 Colorado St.
RSVP: Priority access to those with SXSW Wristbands
Jeezy Headlines Dutch Masters Southwest Takeover, Hosted by Kenny Burns
Atlanta rapper Jeezy headlines this showcase, which also features performances by several up-and-coming artists.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E. 6th St.
Legally Loud feat. King Combs, CYN, Boonik Gang, Fat Trel
Time: 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Location: The Bat Bar, 218 E. 6th St
Third Annual Flex Fest
Annual showcase/music festival features a Battle of the DJs, and performances by D Savage and Friends, and Camyn Howard.
Dates March 15-17
Time: 8 p.m. 2 a.m.
Location: RS Live Wearhouse, 84 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Austin, TX
RSVP: For tickets visit: https://www.sxsflex.com
Friday, March 16
“THE CHI” at The Showtime House
Actor Jacob Latimore hosts the music showcase, featuring a collection of live bands and a performance by DMC of legendary hip-hop group RUN-DMC.
Time: 8 p.m.; DMC showtime at 11
Location: Clive Bar on Rainey St.
Digiwaxx Presents Talib Kweli and More at Highland Lounge
Talib Kweli headlines this showcase, which also features South African hip-hop artist Kwesta and his compatriot AKA. Also on the bill are Nigerian rapper Adekunle Gold and NYC-based artists Kofi Black and Steelyone.
Time 7:35 p.m. (Doors open); 12:30 a.m. to 1:50 a.m. (Talib set)
Location: 404 Colorado St.
RSVP: SXSW Badge & Wristband Holders Receive Priority Entrance https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/events/MS44568
Inside Gospel LIVE SXSW 2018
Hosted by award-winning syndicated radio host Frankie Wilson, Inside Gospel celebrates the best in music and ministry.
Time: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Location: George Washington Carver Museum, 1145 Angelina St.
RSVP: Free tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-gospel-live-sxsw-2018-tickets-42178716677?aff=efbevent
SXSW 40oz Bounce Mansion party
Hosted by YesJulz, Don Cannon, and DJ Drama, the event features performances by 24 Hrs, King Combs, Jack Harlow and more.
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m
Beats x Beers Festival 4
It will be the 4th time in a row that Beats x Beers Festival has come to Austin during SXSW. Collectively Beats x Beers Festival has totaled in over 40,000 RSVP’s and is expected to have the biggest year yet this time around. Last year the show was headlined by Trae Tha Truth & Hustle Gang along with Bia, Clay James, Page Kennedy and plenty more. Past shows have also included Kurupt, Dee-1, Scotty ATL, Big Sant, D.Woods, and plenty more!
Time: 12- 8 p.m.
Location: Lone Star Hookahs, 301 Chicon St.
Saturday, March 17
“Shameless” at The Showtime House
Join guest bartenders Shanola Hampton and Steve Howey from Showtime’s “Shameless” for a day of live music.
Time: 2 p.m. (day session) 9 p.m. (night session)
Location: Clive Bar on Rainey St.
Salt-N-Pepa at Rachael Ray’s Feedback Party
Rachael’s annual music, food & drink festival at SXSW is back for its 11th year and features a performance from legendary hip-hop group Salt-n-Pepa.
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location Stubs BBQ, 801 River St.,
RSVP: First come, first serve www.rachaelray.com/feedback
#YouMade4ItATX Hip-Hop Panel & Artist Showcase
This is a full day of networking and great music where guests can come learn during the hip-hop panel, which will feature hip-hop influencers, live performances and networking opportunities. Performances by Hoodrich, Pablo Juan and Zoey Dollaz.
Time: 12 – 6 p.m.
Location: 217 E 6th St,, Austin, TX
RSVP: For tickets visit https://youmade4itatx.splashthat.com/
Urban Fêtes Panel Discussion, Artist Showcase & Media Lounge
In its fourth year, the Urban Fêtes Panel Discussion & Artist Showcase is an opportunity for artists looking to make a mark on the music industry to showcase their talents alongside today’s hottest acts. Hosted by “This is 50’s” Jack Thriller and HeadKrack from Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the lineup consists of a range of local and nationally renowned acts as well today’s rising talent.
Time: 12 – 8 p.m.
Location: Peckerheads, 402 East 6th Street,
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org for all inquiries
Mass Appeal and Netflix Present Live at the BBQ
In celebration of the release of the Netflix Docu-series, “The Rapture,” this showcase will featured some of the biggest names in hip-hop today, including T.I., Dave East, Rapsody, Just Blaze and Trae tha Truth. DJ set by Green Latern.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Stubs BBQ, 801 Red River St, Austin, TX
Bud Light x The Roots & Friends SXSW Jam
Bud Light’s annual The Roots SXSW Jam, boasting the legendary Roots crew and their A-list friends, including Ludacris, Rapsody and Jesse Reyez.
Location: Fair Market, 1100 E 5th St, Austin TX
RSVP: Open to invited guests, and music and platinum badgeholders budlight.com/sxsw
1AMLive Official SXSW Showcase
Showcase stars YBN Nahmir, King Combs, Larry June, 070 Shake and Sheck Wes.
Time: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Location: Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado St.
Sunday, March 18
It Ain’t Safe 2018 Hip-Hop Block Party feat. State Property
Hip Hop Weekly and The DJ Grind host the block party, which will feature performances from Beanie Sigel, Young Chris, Uncle Murda and more.
Time: 5:30- 10 p.m.
Location: 501 Brushy St. Austin TX