SXSW 2016: Weather delay at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion

Update, 9:08 p.m.: Artists that were supposed to play the main stage at Willie Nelson’s Reunion in Luck are being moved indoors.

“Main stage is cancelled so there may be some big artists in small places,” according to Don Bartlett, manager of Joe Pug, who is playing the Tent Stage at Luck. “At the end of the day it’s actually a really cool vibe. Survivors.”

Luck is Willie Nelson’s ranch outside Austin that was used for as a set for his movie, “Red-Headed Stranger.” It has a series of smaller buildings that can be used.

Earlier: Peter Blackstock is in Luck for Willie Nelson’s Reunion, a now annual event during South by Southwest. He reports that folks have been told to go back to their cars while they wait for weather to pass. Artists have been told to still plan to play, once it clears up. The lineup includes Jenny Lewis, Blitzen Trapper, Lucius, Doyle Bramhall II and many more.

The latest from our weather blog:

The National Weather Service is urging residents to stay indoors as a severe thunderstorm moves over Central Texas on Friday.

The service say the cell of storms is capable of producing frequent cloud-to-ground lightning along with hail and 60 mphs winds.

In Marble Falls, residents reported some hail and strong winds Friday.

As the storm continues moving southeast, the service says it will likely impact western Travis County, west of downtown Austin.


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