SXSW Performance Lineup Announced for Mazda Studio at Empire: Rick Ross, Mastodon, Lil Yachty & More

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 Lil Yachty performs during the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on Sept. 17, 2016 in Atlanta.

SPIN, VIBE, and Stereogum will team up with Mazda at SXSW to bring one of the hottest music experiences to Austin. Dubbed the Mazda Studio at Empire, the venue will take on the look of an art and innovation center by day with afternoon concerts, while transforming into a go-to spot for live music showcases by night.

Boasting two stages, the “Garage” and “Control Room,” the Mazda Studio at Empire will feature 85 different acts from March 13-17. The studio is dedicated to exposing emerging artists, but SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum have also arranged for some larger acts to drop by: Lil Yachty will open the SPIN Day Party on March 14, and Rick Ross and Yo Gotti will anchor the VIBE Presents Epic Records Evening Showcase on March 16. Other notable artists include Mastodon, Talib Kweli, the New Pornographers, Sleigh Bells, Danny Brown, and Sofi Tukker.

Find the full schedule below, and RSVP here. SXSW badge holders welcome. The event is strictly 21+.