What I Love About Austin ~ Austin City Limits
The Austin City Limits television show on PBS has helped define the Austin music scene since 1974. Growing into the ACL Festival, the show and festival has featured musical acts from all over the world. Originating from KLRU, in Austin, the show was initially created to feature the music of Texas but has gone on to include national and international acts. Since the show tapes regularly, tickets to the TV show are readily available, depending on the act.
The TV show and festival are such a part of the fabric of what makes Austin that it is one of the features that continually attracts not only visitors but residents to Central Texas.
Bill Arhos was the original creator and executive producer. The pilot was shot on October 17, 1974 featuring Willie Nelson and B. W. Stevenson but B. W.'s tapping was deemed unusable. There is now an Austin City Limits Hall of Fame with yearly inductees. Full episodes of the series can be viewed online at the show's official website (See below).
ACL Fest brings in thousands to listen to the artists that are booked for the event held in Zilker Park and is one of the most famous music festivals, world-wide.
Future tapings include:
Herbie Hancock ~ 10/12
Run The Jewels ~ 10/14
Chris Stapleton ~ 10/23
ShinyRibs ~ 10/29
LCD SoundSystem ~ 11/1
For more information and links for tickets consult the following websites: