Both Deadline and the Chronicle report Questlove tweeted about the threat at approximately 8:30 p.m. local time. On Twitter, the Austin Police Department issued a dew warnings for SXSW attendees: to be aware of their surroundings, to travel in groups or pairs, have the venues mapped out, especially exists, and to make sure to report suspicious content.
A statement from sponsors Bud Light reads: "Due to a security concern, we have made the hard decision to cancel tonight's Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam. We are truly sorry to have to cancel the event, but we felt it was necessary to take all safety precautions".
'The Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam at Fair Market has been canceled.
Trevor Weldon Ingram, 26, was arrested on charges of making a terroristic threat, a third-degree felony, the release said.
"The safety of all fans at SXSW is our most important priority", the statement from Anheuser-Busch continued. #SXSW, ' the festival organization also tweeted.
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.
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Despite the threat police say there is no broader security threat for other festival attendees.
QuestLove, the frontman for the Philly band, warned fans about the cancellation on Twitter and then deleted his tweet.
"No one is Mr "show must go on" than me".
Ingram's motivation for the e-mail threat is not clear.
This week saw two people killed in Austin after three packages delivered to residential homes exploded.
The package-bomb cases have not been solved.