Hours after the show's cancellation, the Austin Police Department announced it had arrested a suspect, 26-year-old Trevor Ingram.
Police said they received a report of a bomb threat from a Live Nation Music representative who had been warned of the alleged plot in an email.
As excited fans lined up outside of Austin's Fair Market, Bud Light and parent company, Anheuser-Busch, canceled the 3rd annual "Roots & Friends Jam Session" after a bomb threat was reported to the Austin Police Department on Saturday (Mar. 17).
Fair Market events venue.
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According to the city's statement, the police found no evidence of a threat after inspecting the area.
ORIGINAL STORY: A South by Southwest performance by The Roots at Fair Market in Austin, Texas, was canceled Saturday night due to a "security concern", event organizers said. By that point, Chronicle staffers were reporting that the area was filling up with arrivals for the since-canceled show.
Due to a security concern we have made the hard decision to cancel tonight's event.
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Ludacris, Dermot Kennedy, Jessie Reyez, Rapsody, Tank & the Bangas, Moon Tasxi and other guests were scheduled to perform at the concert as well. Bud Light, the show's main sponsor, and SXSW confirmed the cancellation via Twitter while apologizing to fans for the inconvenience.
'No one is Mr "show must go on" than me.
"Uh, welp can't say much but for those in Austin waiting in line to see us tonight", he reportedly posted, per Billboard. Three package explosions have occurred in a 10-day span that began on March 2.
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