The Roots' Show at SXSW Canceled After Bomb Threat

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 Roots SXSW Jam", a rep for Anheuser-Busch told Rolling Stone in a statement.

The Roots had a show cancelled at SXSW this weekend following reports of a suspected bomb threat. Quest" posted a local news report on Twitter, adding, "no one is Mr. "These are the times we now live in", Questlove reportedly tweeted.

Despite the threat police say there is no broader security threat for other festival attendees.

Ingram's motivation for the e-mail threat is not clear.

The cancellation follows a mysterious string of serial bombings that have killed two people in Austin and injured several more.

  • Rogelio Becker