When you think of live music, some people think of the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, or even Nashville, Tennessee. However, Austin, Texas is called the live music capital of the world and is one of the best places to hear and see live music. Whether you want to see a show from the biggest band in the world or a local one that no one has heard before, Austin is the place to be. A huge part of building that reputation for live music was Austin City Limits.
Austin City Limits TV Show
All the way back in 1974, there was an idea to record local live musical acts in Austin and broadcast it on television. Thus began the Austin City Limits television program. This program has been running for over 40 years, making it the longest-running music series in American television history, and it is an Austin classic. Initially created to showcase the country-western music of Austin, it has expanded its musical scope over the years to include jazz, rock, and folk music.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In a testament to the importance of Austin City Limits to the music industry, it was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has also digitally archived all of the over 800 performances over the 40 years so that future generations can appreciate and enjoy them.
Inspired by the iconic Austin City Limits television show, the Austin City Limits Music Festival was born. Taking place each fall over the course of two weekends, the Austin City Limits Music Festival features a diverse lineup of over 140 bands that perform on eight stages around the venue. From 11am to 10pm each day of the festival, enjoy nonstop live music! It also wouldn’t be a music festival in Austin without amazing food and beer, so be sure to expect local restaurants, breweries, and food trucks here to be serving up their best.
ACL Festival Tickets and Info
This family-friendly festival encourages you to bring the whole family along! Tickets are available from one day to three-day weekend passes. You can also purchase VIP and Platinum level tickets to get added perks and creature comforts. Your ticket grants you access to a festival wristband which will be mailed to you in advance and must be worn on all days of the festival. Check out these top activities in Austin! Check out our breathtaking condo rentals today.