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Jimmy Kimmel Live releases SXSW guest lineup with a few surprises

Jimmy Kimmel Live releases SXSW guest lineup with a few surprises

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Jimmy Kimmel Live has announced the SXSW 2014 guest lineup. Courtesy photo
Summer Fest, June 2012, Willie Nelson
Of course you'd have Willie on your show if you came to Austin. Photo by Jeremy Keas
Rick Perry at mic 2013
Gov. Rick Perry joins Rosario Dawson for the March 11 show. Office of the Governor of Texas/Facebook
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Summer Fest, June 2012, Willie Nelson
Rick Perry at mic 2013

We've known for quite some time that Jimmy Kimmel would be joining SXSW in 2014, but his guests have remained a mystery until now. For the Austin tapings, Jimmy Kimmel Live will welcome actors, musicians, TV personalities — and one controversial politician.

Here is the lineup announced so far, plus the dates of the tapings:

  • Monday, March 10: Seth Rogen, Snoop Dogg and musical guest White Denim from Austin
  • Tuesday, March 11: Rosario Dawson, Gov. Rick Perry and musical guest Aloe Blacc
  • Wednesday, March 12: Robert Duvall, Rachael Ray and musical guest Damon Albarn
  • Thursday, March 13: Darby Stanchfield and musical guest The Preatures
  • Friday, March 14: Willie Nelson

A few other musical guests will join Kimmel’s house band Cleto and the Cletones, including Jimmie Vaughn, Johnny Winter and Los Lonely Boys.

Most of Kimmel's guests are making appearances at the festival, whether as featured speakers or performers. And Gov. Perry will likely be around to take credit for the festival’s success.

With tapings taking place at the Long Center, Jimmy Kimmel Live will have a limited number of wristbands available to SXSW registrants and wristband holders. Monday night's show will be open to all badge types, while the following shows will be available to Music and Platinum badges, as well as SXSW Music Festival and Artist wristbands.

The special wristbands will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 am-1 pm outside the Long Center. Guests with wristbands must be in line no later than 4 pm in order to gain entry to the tapings.

If you’re unable to score a ticket to the taping, the episodes will air later each night on ABC at 10:35 pm CST. You can also try checking out the other late-night hosts visiting Austin throughout SXSW, or just keep an eye out for Kimmel and his security guard, Guillermo Rodriguez, as they tour around town eating barbecue.