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Austin City Limits Music Festival Set For Sept. 17-19

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —

More than 150,000 concertgoers are expected to converge on Austin, TX on September 17-19 for the third annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. Set in Austin’s beautiful Zilker Park, the Austin City Limits Music Festival returns bigger and better with eight stages, more than 130 music performances, a vibrant art market, exceptional local food vendors and much more.

Building on the excitement of the 30th anniversary of the legendary public television show Austin City Limits, the Festival showcases a diverse lineup of musical talent, including rock, bluegrass, country and funk.

“It’s been truly incredible to watch the Austin City Limits Music Festival grow and receive such a great response from both artists and fans. What started out as an idea to share the show with a large audience has grown significantly into one of the country’s top music festivals,” said Charlie Jones, promoter and principal at Capital Sports & Entertainment, which organizes the Festival (and co-produces the television series with KLRU-TV). “2004 looks to be another amazing year for Austin City Limits. We’re bringing back some of our favorite artists as well as fresh faces to deliver an unparalleled musical experience.”

Confirmed artists include Sheryl Crow, The Pixies, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Trey Anastasio, Wilco, Pat Green, Jack Johnson, Dashboard Confessional, The Roots, Toots & The Maytals, Solomon Burke, Los Lonely Boys, Modest Mouse, Cake, G. Love and Special Sauce, Patty Griffin, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ben Kweller, Drive-By Truckers, Medeski Martin & Wood, Shelby Lynne, Franz Ferdinand, Gomez, The Beta Band, Broken Social Scene, The Wailers, Old 97's, Howie Day, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, The Holmes Brothers, Josh Rouse, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, Particle, Sloan, The Killers, Cat Power, Spoon, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Slightly Stoopid, Mason Jennings, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Mindy Smith, North Mississippi Allstars, Jack Ingram, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Calexico, Ray Lamontagne, Joe Ely, Terry Allen, Asleep at The Wheel, The John Butler Trio, Ollabelle, The Gourds, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Donavon Frankenreiter, The Legendary Soul Stirrers, Mofro, Doyle Bramhall, The Slip, Louque, Butch Hancock, Reckless Kelly, Marcia Ball, Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, David Garza, American Analog Set, Centro-matic, Monte Montgomery, Patrice Pike, Guy Forsyth, Endochine, Earl Harvin Trio, Rose Hill Drive, Dale Watson, Abra Moore, New Monsoon, Troy Campbell, Coopers Uncle, Tea Leaf Green, Terri Hendrix, Dayna Kurtz, Tucker Livingston, The Pierces, The Bells of Joy, The Durdens, The Mighty Sincere Voices of Navasota, The Shields of Faith, The Gospelaires, Electric Church, Warrior, The Greencards, Kacy Crowley, John Dee Graham, Samantha Stollenwerck, Davis Raines, J.T. Van Zandt, Marc Broussard, Papa Mali, Willy Mason, Jason White, Trish Murphy, Deadman, Bobby Bare Jr., Holly Williams, Star Kid's Yoga, Palm Elementary Choir, Joe McDermott, Anthropos, Lucas Miller, and The Biscuit Brothers.

The official ACL Festival Live CD from the 2003 Festivalis produced by New West Records. The CD will be released on July 27 with songs from: REM, Bright Eyes, Ben Harper &the Innocent Criminals, Steve Winwood, Robert Randolph, Jack Johnson, Abra Moore, Steve Earle, Jack Ingram, Kings of Leon, Drive-By Truckers, Martin Sexton and Nickel Creek.

Official stage sponsors include SBC, Cingular, Heineken, Bank of America, Austin Ventures, Capital Metro, BMI and HEB. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner