Rachael Ray's SXSW Party to Serve Up Train, Jimmy Cliff, Blitzen Trapper
Train, preparing for the April 17 release of its sixth album, "California 37," will be the headline act at the fifth annual Rachael Ray's Feedback day party at the South By Southwest Music + Media Conference.
The syndicated TV host's free and open-to-the-public (over 21) event will take place from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CST on March 17 at Stubb's BBQ, with a three-stage lineup that also includes Jimmy Cliff, GIVERS, Blitzen Trapper, The Heavy, Spank Rock, Of Monsters and Men, Bob Schneider, LP, the Black Belles and the Click Clack Boom. The Cringe, fronted by Ray's husband John Cusimano, will play as well, joined as usual by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.
Feedback has been one of SXSW's most popular events since it started in 2008, regularly packing its venues. This is the party's third year at Stubb's. As usual, Ray will feed the masses with recipes created for the day, including Lil' Devils (miniature corn dogs), Brisket on a Biscuit with Smoky Barbeque Sauce and Sweet 'n' Spicy Pickles, Sloppy Chicken Suiza Sliders and vegetarian and gluten-free Veg-Head Nachos with Green Chili Queso and Spice Refried Beans. Beverage sponsors include Blue Moon, Honest Teas, Deep Eddy vodka, Bacardi and Cazadores tequila.
Ray will also host invitation-only residencies at The Greenhouse, 1102 E. Cesar Chavez, in Austin until midnight from March 15-17, serving food and hosting additional performances by FUTUREBIRDS, Brendan Benson, Lissy Trullie, Shovels & Rope, Twerps, Toy Soldiers, Sean Bones, Jonny Corndawg and more.