Exploring the Best of SXSW's Unofficial Parties Across Austin

Published March 11, 2024

Austin's SXSW is not just about official showcases; it's also buzzing with unofficial parties throughout the city. As the festival runs, attendees can indulge in a variety of free public events, from music performances to industry mixers, provided by local venues and organizers. So get ready, because this week's unofficial SXSW parties promise unforgettable experiences.

SXSW Showcase - The New Normal Vol 4

Tuesday brings a line-up of top underground talent at The Parlor Room for 'The New Normal' Vol 4, aiding Austin Pets Alive! and featuring global DJs like D Jes and Curtis Bledsoe.

Rolling Stone’s Future of Music

Revel in the 'Future of Music' with Rolling Stone from Tuesday to Friday, starring next-gen artists such as Peso Pluma and Flo Milli at ACL Live, no badges needed.

The Takeover

Uproxx and Just Blaze host two nights of unforgettable hip-hop at Summit Rooftop with a daytime event boosting the party energy. Expect performances by legends like Redman and comedy from the likes of Donnell Rawlings.

Hazy Humpday

Wednesday's Hazy Humpday at Empire Garage meshes music and fun, presenting dynamic stages with acts like Daniel Dnato and Angelo Moore.

Marshall Funhouse

Get lost in the Marshall Funhouse from Wednesday to Friday. With over 36 artists, games, and local food, Parish club is the place to be.


Thursday's FLOODfest is a must-attend at Mohawk. With two stages of international acts, including a special appearance by Chromeo, it's a musical gathering like no other.

SXSW Community Concerts at Lady Bird Lake

Three days of concerts start on Thursday at Lady Bird Lake. The large stage will host talents from SaulPaul to The Dinosaur’s Skin, offering diverse musical delights.

Planetary Presents: SXSW 2024 Day Party

Valhalla becomes the Thursday hotspot with Planetary Group's day party. The lineup spans from the UK's Gurriers to Montreal's Corridor, ensuring an international vibe.

Billboard Presents THE STAGE at SXSW 2024

For those seeking electric nightlife, THE STAGE at Moody Amphitheater from Thursday to Saturday is your destination, with acts like ILLENIUM and DJ Sober.

Spaceflight Records at Central Machine Works

Spaceflight Records caps off each day with its three-day festival. Central Machine Works will host Austin talent, visual arts, and more in an immersive cultural feast.

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