The Austin City Limits Music Festival
) is an annual three-day American music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas
at the city's central public park, Zilker Park
. Each year, in addition to food & art, most from local vendors, ACL Festival brings together more than 130 acts from all over the world to play rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and more on eight stages. Over 70,000 fans attend the festival each day.
Named after the legendary PBS concert series
, the Festival is produced by Austin-based C3 Presents
, who also produce Lollapalooza
. In 2011, ACL Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary on September 16–18.
Relationship to television series
The historic Austin City Limits
television series focused for many years on Texas singer/songwriters, country and folk performers, and instrument specialists. That is changing as the award-winning television series now resembles the Festival lineup and spotlights artists of every musical genre from rhythm and blues to rock, jazz, and alternative. Performers who have appeared on both the PBS show and the Festival in recent years have included: