It’s that time of year – when the music obsessed from near and far come together to burn and sweat under the Texas heat, to push and shove to catch a glimpse of the most famous and talented, and to leave feeling accomplished for enduring all of it for three whole days.
Since 2002, tens of thousands of people have been flocking to Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival to watch more than 130 adored-over bands in the rock, country, folk, indie, Americana, hip-hop, reggae, and bluegrass scenes.
It’s astonishing because in the early days, ACL was just a popular PBS show that brought in Texas singer/songwriters, country and folk performers, and instrument specialists to a small studio on the UT campus. Now the program has grown to showcase artists from every genre, and the festival has certainly gotten up there in popularity with the most premiere music festivals like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Coachella. Continue reading