Tonight’s Bud Light Roots Jam has been cancelled due to a security concern after a reported bomb threat was called in. Questlove confirmed the news that the show would be canceled around 8:30 local time in a tweet that has since been deleted. The show was set to take place at Fair Market , where a staffer for the Austin Chronicle overheard organizers discussing a bomb threat.
Due to a security concern we have made the hard decision to cancel tonight's event. Your safety and the safety of all fans at SXSW is our most important priority.
— Bud Light (@budlight) March 18, 2018
The according to a set list, the show was going to include appearances from Daniel Rateliff, Dermot Kennedy, Ludacris, Daryl McDaniels (DMC of Run DMC) and Jessie Reyez.
— CHRIS KEEGAN x SXSKEEGAN (@ChrisKeegan) March 18, 2018
One tweet remained from Questlove after the commotion. It seems to indicate that the band and organizers are taking a “better safe than sorry” approach to the set.
— Sehr Schön (@Raq_quelle) March 18, 2018