Outside being The Tonight Show's house band, The Roots have been presenting their legendary “Jam Session” concerts all over the world. In February, the Philadelphia band performed their first Jam Session for the Grammys in New York. Now they are headed to SXSW.
The Roots will present The Bud Light x The Roots & Friends SXSW Jam in Austin, Texas on March 17. According to Okayplayer, the event will take place at the Fair Market venue, where beer and great music will be flowing heavily at the concert.
The artists scheduled to perform with the illadelph band include Rapsody, Ludacris, Dermot Kennedy and Tank and the Bangas.
“Texas has been a huge part Bud Light’s legacy, so it only makes sense to head back for a third year, bringing Bud Light x The Roots & Friends SXSW Jam to the community in Austin,” said Andy Goeler, vice president, Bud Light. “Friendship and collaboration remains at the core what SXSW is all about. Bringing this jam session with our friends The Roots back for a third year made perfect sense at this festival made for friends.”
The Roots concurred and added, "This is now an annual tradition with our friends at Bud Light and we are happy to return with another opportunity to jam with our friends across various music genres at SXSW."
To get more information about the music lineup at South By Southwest head over to sxsw.com.
If you can't make it to SXSW, the Roots are performing a Jam Session with host Dave Chappelle at their annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia on June 2. Artists Lil Uzi Vert, the Diplomats (aka Dipset), Rapsody, Brandy, 2 Chainz, dvsn, Rich the Kid, 6lack and more are also headlining the event.