Austin, TX – Austin police evacuated the Austin Music Hall last night (March 18) after a crowd rushed the employees at the door and someone reportedly brandished a gun.

“The Beer n Tacos showcase with 2 Chainz at Austin Music Hall has been canceled,” SXSW says on its official Twitter account.

The Beer N Tacos showcase was scheduled to feature 2 Chainz, Torey Lanez, Boosie Badazz, Young Dolph, Trae The Truth, Lil Durk and Travis Porter.

“Police said employees at the door called them around 11:15 p.m. saying they were getting overpowered by people, many of them without tickets, and that the situation had gotten out of control inside the venue.” The Austin American-Statesman reports. “There was a report of someone holding a gun, but it has not been confirmed, police said.”

According to the Beer N Tacos Twitter account, there was no incident inside the venue, but it was an outside incident that led to the door-rush and ensuing cancelation of the event.

“There was NO fight or incident inside of Austin Hall as rumors have stated,” Beer N Tacos says on Twitter. “There was an incident OUTSIDE that led to the door being held. With that incident being handled without ANY serious issues, the venue proceed to open the doors to allow people in. The crowd rushed in and they shut the venue down…”

The same venue faced an evacuation last year due to a door rush situation, according to police.

Police say the door-rushing group comprised 100 people but no arrests were made.


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