Rolling Stone Announces SXSW Rock Room Day Parties

Surfer Blood, Charles Bradley, Eric Burdon and Free Energy headline two days of food, drink and live music in Austin

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Rolling Stone returns to Austin this year with our Live Rock Room day parties featuring some of the biggest names in town for SXSW. Curated by Rolling Stone editors, the set list features several bands taking over the Rock Room stage each day, along with the Peached Tortilla truck serving up good eats on Friday and our annual Saturday Rock & Roll BBQ set for Saturday.

The Rock Room will return to La Zona Rosa (612 W. 4th St) in downtown Austin, with the festivities kicking off at 11:30 a.m. on March 15th and 12 p.m. on 16th. Friday's show will be headlined by the Screaming Eagle of Soul himself, Charles Bradley, and Brooklyn multi-instrumentalists the Menahan Street Band. Also set to play are Chelsea Light Moving, the new project from Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, rock luminary Eric Burdon, eclectic indie rockers Fitz and the Tantrums, Chicago soul-revivalists JC Brooks and the Uptown Sounds, and Swedish garage pop outfit Shout Out Louds.

Big-riff – and big-hair – rock devotees Free Energy will headline Saturday's show while guests chow down on free BBQ all day. Rising singer-songwriter duo Gus + Scout will also take the stage, as will 19-year-old British wunderkind Jake Bugg, Los Angeles folk rockers Lord Huron, and alt-rock outfit Surfer Blood.

There will also be giveaways and activities for guests all day, while DJ Small Change will spin tunes throughout the afternoon.

The complete schedule for the Rolling Stone Rock Room at SXSW is below. RSVP to rsrsvp@rollingstone.com for entry into the event. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Friday, March 15th
11:30-11:55: JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound
12:15-12:50: Shout Out Louds
1:10-1:50: Fitz and the Tantrums
2:10-2:50: Chelsea Light Moving
3:10-4:00: Eric Burdon
4:20-5:15: Charles Bradley featuring the Menahan Street Band

Saturday, March 16th
12:00-12:40: Surfer Blood
1:00-1:30: Gus + Scout
1:50-2:25: Jake Bugg
2:45-3:30: Lord Huron
3:50-4:30: Free Energy

Also, stay up to date with all of Rolling Stone's SXSW coverage here.