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The Avett Brothers will play at the JW Marriott Hotel during South by Southwest.

Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams at SXSW

The Avett Brothers and Ryan Adams are part of a late-added South by Southwest show on Wednesday night at the JW Marriott Hotel.

Universal Music and Marriott Rewards are teaming up to present the 8 p.m. show, which precedes daytime showcases at the Marriott starting at noon Thursday and March 18. The events are limited to SXSW Music and Platinum badge holders, along with Marriott Rewards members.

Highlights of the daytime showcases include Grizfolk and the Strumbellas on Thursday and Vince Staples and Snarky Puppy on March 18. SXSW’s schedule shows an additional event in the series on Tuesday from 8 to 11 p.m. A SXSW statement noted that the show’s sponsors “are converting the entire hotel into a music venue during the five-day festival,” though details on what that entails were unclear.

— Peter Blackstock

Free SXSW shows

The last of South by Southwest’s three free Auditorium Shores shows is now set: Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne, with My Morning Jacket as his backing band, will headline a show on Thursday afternoon and evening.

LaMontagne will perform his new album “Ouroboros,” which was produced by My Morning Jacket leader Jim James, in its entirety as part of the show. He’ll take the stage at 8 p.m., with opening acts Thao & the Get Down Stay Down (7 p.m.), Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem (6 p.m.), Parker Millsap (5 p.m.) and Austin’s own Carson McHone (4 p.m.). Gates open at 2 p.m.

Another late SXSW add is a free show on March 19 at Emo’s featuring Argentinian group Capsula, who will be performing David Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars” in its entirety. Two local tribute bands also are on the bill, with HeartByrne performing songs by the Talking Heads and A Live One playing the music of Phish.

Both shows are open to anyone with the SXSW guest pass, available for free via the SXSW website’s Guest Pass page.

— Peter Blackstock

Tickets on sale this week

Korn and Rob Zombie announced a co-headlining tour that will stop at the Austin360 Amphitheater on Aug. 2. Both metal legends have upcoming projects, so summer concert-goers may be treated to some new material. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at austin360amphitheater.com.

Don’t miss these other ticket sales happening this week:

• Aubrie Sellers at Stubb’s (April 19)

• “Enchanted Rock Fest” featuring Bret Michaels at Cedar Park Center (April 24)

• Harry Connick Jr. at ACL Live (April 28)

Sturgill Simpson at ACL Live (May 5-6)

• Chicago at ACL Live (May 27)

• Tokyo Police Club at Emo’s (June 20)

• The Hotelier at Sidewinder (June 9)

— Rachel Corbelli

Next week in Austin360: More South by Southwest, and a look at the Jeff Nichols’ film “Midnight Special.”