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Surprise! Ashanti is coming to SXSW in Austin on Tuesday

Eric Webb
Austin 360

What's love? It's a big name popping into town this week for a South by Southwest concert.

Grammy Award winner Ashanti will perform at Empire Garage (696 E. Seventh St.) on Tuesday. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Ashanti performs at the Bud Light Factory at Brazos Hall during South by Southwest on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

No RSVP is required, but the performance is for badge-holders only.

Ashanti, known for R&B hits like "Foolish," played SXSW in 2016 at Brazos Hall, and she stopped by H-E-B- Center in Cedar Park in 2019.

Empire Garage on Tuesday night is hosting the SXSW Music Festival opening party. Acts playing include Moonchild Sanelly (8:20 p.m.), CIFIKA (7:30 p.m.), Tuyo (6:30 p.m.) and DJ Rosegold. Moonchild Sanelly's set is scheduled to end at 9 p.m.

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