Austin City Limits Become Live Music Festival

Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world and home to
the SXSW
Music Festival, has added another music event. The First Annual
Austin
City Limits Music Festival will debut September 28-29 in
Zilker Park.
The outdoor festival will feature six stages of live music
performed by
the likes of Ryan Adams, Emmylou Harris, Wilco, The String
Cheese
Incident, Los Lobos, Luna, Blind Boys of
Alabama, Gillian Welch, Robert Randolph, Abra Moore, The
Jayhawks, Patty Griffin, Eyes Adrift, Pat Green and more than
50 other
acts. There will also be arts exhibits, food from Austin's
favorite
restaurants and a children's area.

"'Austin City Limits' is broadcast on PBS stations across the
country, but very few people have enjoyed the performances
live," "Austin City Limits" producer Terry Lickona said. "The
festival is an opportunity to take the show to the next level
— out of the studio to the fans who have supported it for
more
than 25 years."

"For 25 years, 'Austin City Limits' has been our ambassador to
the world, but it's also one of the toughest tickets in town.
For two days in September, we will capture the magic of a
live
taping and give it to 40,000 fans in beautiful Zilker Park.
This Festival will combine the finest expressions of
everything
we love about Austin: live music, green spaces, the arts and
great food," commented Bill Stapleton, founder of Capital
Sports & Entertainment, which is the organizer of the
festival.

Tickets for the two-day event are $40 dollars (plus
service and processing fees) if purchased before September
20. Tickets are available online at
http://www.aclfestival.com/, or calling toll-free
888-597-7827.
Kids 10 and under will be admitted for free if accompanied
by
an adult with a ticket.

The breakdown of the six stages that the artists will be
performing on includes the Feature Stage – showcasing national
and
international major artists; Texas Stage – primarily features
folk and
country cross-over
acts; Heritage Stage – offering an eclectic mix of artists
ranging from Latin to the Americana singer-songwriters; Jam
Stage –
featuring the hottest in eclectic groove and rock acts;
Austin Stage –
gives local musicians a chance to show the audience just what
makes
Austin the live music capital of the
world; American Original Stage – offers American music: blues,
jazz,
and gospel.

Chevrolet is the presenting sponsor for the Austin City Limits
Music Festival. Stage sponsors include Heineken, Austin
Ventures and Jackson Walker. Supporting sponsors are Star
Tickets, Fender Musical Instruments and Sweet Leaf Tea.

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