SXSW V2V Backyard BBQ Special Musical Guest: Rusty Maples

Las Vegas' own Rusty Maples will be joining up with the SXSW V2V crew to help us kick off our 2014 season with the SXSW V2V Backyard BBQ during SXSW in Austin. As the Interactive Festival transitions into the Music Festival on Tuesday, March 11, SXSW V2V will be hosting a fun afternoon BBQ right in the heart of the action. All badges are welcome to join us from 3-5pm at the East Tent of Brush Square Park, right in front of the Downtown Hilton, for backyard games, ice cold beer, and tasty Texas treats -- all set to a Las Vegas sound track.

Rusty Maples was part of the Music Showcase lineup at the very first SXSW V2V in Las Vegas last August, and we are thrilled to have them provide the soundtrack for our second-year launch event in Austin! Grown from the dry desert landscape of Las Vegas, Rusty Maples captures the spirit of the West with their well-crafted blend of tender lyrics, classic themes and energetic Americana-inspired pop songs.

Formed in 2012 by brothers Ian (lead guitar/vocals) and Blair Dewane (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Rusty Maples continues to grow an organic following throughout the U.S. alongside Mike Weller (bass/vocals) and Max Plenke (drums).

The band resides in Las Vegas and is working on its first full-length album due summer/fall 2014.