The SXSW event was the Bud Light x The Roots & Friends Jam, which was scheduled to take place at 1100 East 5th street on Saturday night. Per Variety, a man identified as Trevor Weldon Ingram emailed the entertainment company to report a bomb planted at the festival's Fair Market venue. "In the interest of safety, (promoter) Bud Light made the decision to cancel the event", the release said.
Currently, in police custody, Ingram has been placed on third-degree felony charges of making a terroristic threat.
Ludacris, Dermot Kennedy, Jessie Reyez, Rapsody, Tank & the Bangas were among the musical performers and groups booked to perform alongside The Roots.
"Your safety and the safety of all fans at SXSW is our most important priority", the company wrote on Twitter on Saturday.More news: Plane crashes into a house in Phillipines, 10 killed
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The Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam at Fair Market has been canceled.
Ahead of this official cancellation, Roots drummer Questlove also had tweeted the event was a no-go, according to the Austin Chronicle andBillboard. Quest" posted a local news report on Twitter, adding, "no one is Mr.
The Austin Chronicle reported local police swept the area Saturday night in attempts to determine the legitimacy of the threat. Police say there is no indication of any ongoing security threat related to this incident.
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. "But we can't risk our lives if we are told there was a bomb threat".