Our Complete Guide To Summer Music Festivals 2016
Our Complete Guide To Summer Music Festivals 2016

The OKP Guide To SXSW 2016: A Day-By-Day Itinerary

West Coast Native & Breakout Star Anderson .Paak Joins A Diverse Lineup For NPR Music's SXSW 2016 Showcase In Austin On March 16th.

Despite all efforts to dethrone and disparage SXSW as the year's most highly touted meeting of musical minds, the party goes on in Austin and Southby looks bigger than ever in 2016. Still, too often the city's week-long transplants are subjected to the near-impossible schedule requirements of a death race-style obstacle course through North Texas' most progressive city. So instead of relying on the Tx-sized ambition of a complete itinerary, we've sorted through the chaos to bring you an expertly curated SXSW experience that won't force you to sacrifice any of your favorite acts while still leaving you with memorable stories to take home and share with the crew come Sunday--instead of an undifferentiated blur.

With everyone from KING to NxWorries to Kaytranada to the mighty Roots crew (!) and well, well beyond all scheduled to take part in the mayhem -- yes, even the treacherous DOOMSTARKS are slated for an appearance --  there are plenty of tough choices to make, but we promise, after a thorough perusal of the pages that follow, all will be clear. And your experience will be one that allows you to return in good conscience and even look forward to a hypothetical SXSW 2017. So without further ado, here's a day-by-day guide to all of the fun to be had under the sun. The highest grade of weed, whiskey, suntan lotion and timeliness are recommended for optimal results. And remember: if you're on-time, you're late. If you're late, it's over. Go find someone famous to bless that air with and plot on the next stage to hit!

A Day-By-Day Itinerary For SXSW 2016

Spotify House: 12:00PM - 6:00PM @ 1501 E. 6th Street: JAHKOY, Kacy Hill, AlunaGeorge and Vince Staples (Hosted by Hannibal Buress)

Innovative Leisure/The Do-Over/Flood Magazine: 6:00PM - 8:00PM @ 1808 E. Cesar Chavez Street: Kaytranada & BADBADNOTGOOD

DIY / Hype Hotel8:00PM - 1:00AM @ 1100 E. 5th Street: Diet Cig, HINDS, Jack Garratt and Empress Of

A Day-By-Day Itinerary For SXSW 2016

S&S & Yvynyl / Hype Hotel: 12:00PM - 6:00PM @ 11oo E. 5th Street: Carseat Headrest, Whitney, Lower Dens, Alex G

FADER FORT: 6:45PM - 8:00PM @ 1101 E. 5th Street: Desiigner and Metro Boomin

Stereogum Showcase 8:30PM - 1:05AM @ 204 E. 4th Street: KING, Chairlift and A$AP Ferg


Pitchfork Day Party: 12PM-6PM @ 611 E 7th Street: KING, Little Simz, Mick Jenkins, D.R.A.M. and DJ Paypal

LargeUp: 8:00PM - 2:00AM @ 92 Rainey Street: DJ Delano, Freaky Colectivo, DJ Gravy and Deejay Theory.

New Era/Hyptrak: 9:00PM - 2:00AM @ 2015 E. Riverside Drive : DOOMSTARKS, Jay Electronica, Freeway and Jazz Cartier

Afterlife: Teklife Will Release A Posthumous DJ Rashad Album This Spring

Pitchfork Day Party: 12PM-6PM @ 611 E 7th Street: Teklife & The Era Dancers, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, DAWN and Neon Indian

Ninja Tune:  8PM - 2AM @ 800 Congress Ave : Ghostface Killah, Machinedrum, Taylor McFerrin and Moodymann.

NxWorries - "Suede" [Official Video]

Crack In The Road/Hype Hotel: 12:00PM - 6:00PM @ 11oo E. 5th Street: Day Wave, Elf Kid and Morly

Stones Throw: 8:00PM - 2:ooAM @ 606 E. 7th Street: MNDSGN, NxWorries, Karriem Riggins and Peanut Butter Wolf

Bud Light Factory: 10:35PM @ 204 E. 4th Street: The Roots with Big Grams and Special Guests