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.
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!
Rachael's recipes are prepared on the spot for the hungry crowds.
Burgers for All
You can't have a Rachael Ray party without an awesome burger. This cheeseburger was served with a zesty chipotle ketchup.
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.
Banger's Sausage House
Fans take a break from the fun at Banger's, a local sausage house that hosted some of the festivities.
What a Lineup!
More than 50 acts performed on multiple stages day and night.
The Pharcyde, a hip-hop group from Los Angeles, performed as 5,000-plus fans looked on.
Free for All
These aren't your typical concert concessions. All the delicious food and drinks are free!
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!
Beats and BBQ
Georgia Middleman of Blue Sky Riders performs an afternoon set at Stubb's Bar-B-Q.
Rachael's Mexican Fried Chicken
The Feedback menu featured dishes with Tex-Mex flavors like this spicy, super crispy fried chicken.
Artists Get Social
Singer-songwriter Jeanne Jolly tweeted after her performance that she had an "absolute ball."
A Hostess with the Mostess
Though usually in the crowd, Rach occasionally gets up on stage to join the show.
Rachael's BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos
BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos were served with queso fresco and pickled onions.
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."
Rachael's buddies Charlie Dougiello and Kevin Christiana raise a glass to another great party.
Smiles All Around
With so much good food and good music, you can't help but smile while at Feedback.
Austin's own Panther Band from Eastside Memorial High School kicked off Feedback by playing rock-and-roll songs as fans arrived.
These mini treats, courtesy of Austin's Cupcake Bar, provided a sweet ending to the night.
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.
The Beat Goes On
Toy Soldiers, a Philly-based band, treated fans to songs with a mix of folk, blues, rock and soul sounds.
Pit Masters from Banger's smoked brisket over oak logs for the Feedback crowd.
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.