The Roots SXSW Performance Cancelled Due To Bomb Threat, Police Arrest Suspect


One staffer heard event workers discussing the concern as a bomb threat, according to a report the weekly posted online, and "a second Chronicle staffer spoke with someone working at Fair Market tonight, who confirmed that Austin police were canvassing the property to determine whether there is any validity to the threat". The officers searched the venue and "no threat was found", but Bud Light, the show's sponsor, chose to cancel the event in the interest of audience safety, although the announcement was not made until the show was scheduled to begin and a large crowd had gathered. Austin Police proceeded to clear and search the area, ultimately concluding that "no threat was found", but the concert's sponsor, Bud Light, still cancelled the gig as a safety precaution.

"Uh, well can't say much but for those in Austin waiting in line to see us tonight".

The event was called "Bud Light x The Roots & Friends Jam".

Saturday's terrorist threat came in the wake of a series of parcel bombs in Austin that have killed two people and injured two others. "They'll make official announcement but I'd rather save y'all the trouble of waiting in line".

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Bud Light didn't notify the public until after 9 p.m. CT, at which point a large crowd was lined up outside Fair Market.

Reappearing for a third year, the show was set to include performances by Ludacris, Jessie Reyez, Rapsody, Dermot Kennedy and Tank and the Bangas. Last week, Austin police responded to at least 370 calls reporting suspicious packages but found nothing risky in the wake of three package bombs that killed two people and wounded two others.