Youngblood Hawke, Jim James Will Perform At Special MTV/VH1/CMT SXSW Showcase

It’s less than one week until your friendly VH1 Tuner team will be packing their bags and hopping on a flight headed south … South By Southwest, actually. That’s right, we’ll be in Austin all next week to get the lowdown on the hottest bands (and best barbeque, natch), and a doozy of an announcement just landed in our inboxes. On Tuesday, March 12, we’ll be in attendance at the MTV/VH1/CMT Present: Live in Austin event, which will be headlined by Jim James of My Morning Jacket fame.

The event, which will begin at 7pm and run until 2am, will also feature performances from our March You Oughta Know artist Youngblood Hawke, Elle King (who, you’ll recall, sang the theme song to Mob Wives Chicago), Guards, ZZ Ward, Striking Matches, and Ashley Monroe. If you’re down in Austin, the event will be open to SXSW badgeholders. And if you’re not, we’ll definitely be sharing some video from the event here on VH1 Tuner next week.

To find out more info about any of the above acts, be sure to check out our Live In Austin collection on For those of you who are lucky enough to be in Austin next week, here are the planned set times for the night:

7pm: Striking Matches
8pm: Ashley Monroe
9pm: Elle King
10pm: ZZ Ward
11pm: Youngblood Hawke
12am: Guards
1:15 am: Jim James