A major South by Southwest show was canceled Sunday night just before it was supposed to start at 8 p.m., said fans who were turned away at the venue's door with guards telling them it was canceled for security reasons. Trevor Weldon Ingram, now charged with a felony count of making terroristic threats, claimed there was a bomb at the festival's Fair Market venue.
Ahead of this official cancellation, Roots drummer Questlove also had tweeted the event was a no-go, according to the Austin Chronicle andBillboard.
Fox 7 reported that police deployed to the site monitored the threat but found none.
Ludacris, Dermot Kennedy, Jessie Reyez, Rapsody, Tank & the Bangas were among the musical performers and groups booked to perform alongside The Roots. Beer-maker Bud Lite, the event's top sponsor, opted to cancel The Roots' show in the interest of safety.
"Due to a security concern, we have made the hard decision to cancel tonight's Bud Light x The RootsSXSW Jam", a rep for Anheuser-Busch told Rolling Stone in a statement.