It's SXSW for gearheads. The 10th Annual Lonestar Rod and Kustom Round Up annually turns South Congress Avenue into a scene from "American Graffiti." There's only one main rule: No cars newer than 1963.

You'll notice that the stage behind Jo's is still up after SXSW. That's because music plays a big part in this huge car show, which will attract amazing custom cars from all over the country through Sunday .

The action takes place in two main areas: South Congress and the Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane. The Round Up Swapmeet and various vendors will be at the Expo Center on Friday and Saturday. More information at www.lonestarroundup.com .

- Michael Corcoran

Here's the schedule:

Friday

Travis County Exposition Center (day)

10 a.m. Gates open. Registration packets can be picked up all day (pre-registration has closed). $10 general admission wristbands on sale, good for admission all weekend; kids younger than 12 free.

Noon: Redd Volkaert

1:30 p.m. Deke Dickerson

2 p.m. Mini-bike races in the rodeo barn

3 p.m. Wayne the Train Hancock

4:30 p.m. High Noon "The Rockabilly Trio"

Music on South Congress (night)

Jo's Coffee (1300 S. Congress Ave.; free)

6:30 p.m. Eve and the Exiles

8:30 p.m. Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys

The Continental Club (1315 S. Congress Ave.; various cover charges)

6:30 p.m. The Blues Specialists

9 p.m. The Royal Rhythmaires

10:30 p.m. Huelyn Duvall

Midnight Southern Culture on the Skids

Trophy's Bar (2008 S. Congress Ave.; various cover charges)

9:30 p.m. Charlie Hurtin and the Hecklers

11 p.m. The Thunderchiefs

12:30 a.m. The Jade Idol

Saturday

Travis County Exposition Center (day)

10 a.m. Gates open.

Noon. Grady

1:30 p.m. Stone River Boys

2 p.m. Mini-bike races in the rodeo barn

3 p.m. James Burton

4:30 p.m. Jimmie Vaughan

South Congress (night)

Jo's Coffee (1300 S. Congress Ave.; free)

6:30 p.m. The Mother Truckers

8:30 p.m. Jesse Dayton

The Continental Club (1315 S. Congress Ave.; various cover charges)

9 p.m. The Horton Brothers

10:30 p.m. James Burton

Midnight. Southern Culture on the Skids

Trophy's Bar (2008 S. Congress Ave.; various cover charges)

9 p.m. Royal Butchers

10:30 p.m. The Ugly Beats

12:30 a.m. The Jungle Rockers

Sunday

11 a.m. Cruise to Ski Shores. Meet at Jo's Coffee on South Congress, and then ride through the Hill Country to a classic burger joint on the water.

The Continental Club (1315 S. Congress Ave.; various cover charges)

7:30 p.m. Junior Brown

10 p.m. Heybale