Rachael Rocks South by Southwest

Each spring, Austin, Texas turns into one big party as thousands of people flock to the city for the annual South by Southwest Festival: a celebration of music, film, food and more. For the past six years, one of the hottest tickets has been to Feedback, Rachael's multi-day celebration of the nation's best bands and tastiest foods.
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Each spring, Austin, Texas turns into one big party as thousands of people flock to the city for the annual South by Southwest Festival: a celebration of music, film, food and more. For the past six years, one of the hottest tickets has been to Feedback, Rachael's multi-day celebration of the nation's best bands and tastiest foods.

Welcome to Austin

Check out all the fun Rach and her guests had at the 2013 shindig and get a taste of what's on the menu for this year. Rock on!

Welcome to Austin

Coming Through!

Rachael's recipes are prepared on the spot for the hungry crowds.

Coming through!

Burgers for All

You can't have a Rachael Ray party without an awesome burger. This cheeseburger was served with a zesty chipotle ketchup.

Burgers for All

Groupie Status

Rach was front and center when John performed with his band, The Cringe. "I can't believe I get to go home with the lead singer," she jokes.

Groupie Status

Banger's Sausage House

Fans take a break from the fun at Banger's, a local sausage house that hosted some of the festivities.

Banger's Sausage House

What a Lineup!

More than 50 acts performed on multiple stages day and night.

What a Lineup!

The Pharcyde

The Pharcyde, a hip-hop group from Los Angeles, performed as 5,000-plus fans looked on.

The Pharcyde

Free for All

These aren't your typical concert concessions. All the delicious food and drinks are free!

Free for All

A Stellar Performance

The crowd went wild when Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed. The front man took crowd surfing to a new level when he danced on the hands of fans!

A Stellar Performance

Beats and BBQ

Georgia Middleman of Blue Sky Riders performs an afternoon set at Stubb's Bar-B-Q.

Beats and BBQ

Rachael's Mexican Fried Chicken

The Feedback menu featured dishes with Tex-Mex flavors like this spicy, super crispy fried chicken.

Rachael's Mexican Fried Chicken

Rachael's Mexican Fried Chicken

Artists Get Social

Singer-songwriter Jeanne Jolly tweeted after her performance that she had an "absolute ball."

Artists Get Social

A Hostess with the Mostess

Though usually in the crowd, Rach occasionally gets up on stage to join the show.

A Hostess with the Mostess

Rachael's BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos

BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos were served with queso fresco and pickled onions.

Rachael's BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos

Rachael's BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos

Kenny Takes the Stage

The legendary Kenny Loggins performed with his new band, Blue Sky Riders. He still played a few of his classics like "Footloose."

Kenny Takes the Stage

Cheers!

Rachael's buddies Charlie Dougiello and Kevin Christiana raise a glass to another great party.

Cheers!

Smiles All Around

With so much good food and good music, you can't help but smile while at Feedback.

Smiles All Around

March on!

Austin's own Panther Band from Eastside Memorial High School kicked off Feedback by playing rock-and-roll songs as fans arrived.

March on!

Vanilla Cupcakes

These mini treats, courtesy of Austin's Cupcake Bar, provided a sweet ending to the night.

Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Food Truck Mania

Food trucks, like this one for Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, line the streets of Austin for the duration of the festival.

Food Truck Mania

The Beat Goes On

Toy Soldiers, a Philly-based band, treated fans to songs with a mix of folk, blues, rock and soul sounds.

The Beat Goes On

Bangin' Brisket

Pit Masters from Banger's smoked brisket over oak logs for the Feedback crowd.

Bangin' Brisket

Follow the Action

Visit feedback.rachaelray.com to see the official lineup for 2014. The SXSW festival runs from March 7 to March 16.

Follow Rach on Twitter @rachaelray and @teamrachael to see all the fun she's having this year. Look for the hashtag #RRFeedback.

Follow the Action