FESTIVALS

ACL Fest 2019

Oct. 4-6, Oct. 11-13 at Zilker Park

Edging toward two full decades in Zilker Park, this year's C3-presented ACL Music Fest packs the first two weekends in October with 130 international and homegrown artists across eight stages. Hungry? The festival now offers two ACL Eats locations at different spots in the park, accepting cash, debit, and credit for all your dietary needs. Why wouldn't you want to nosh on some Asian fusion while listening to cuts from GnR's Chinese Democracy?

Faster Than Sound: Ryan Garrett Assumes Beerland Lease
Faster Than Sound: Ryan Garrett Assumes Beerland Lease
Stubb’s GM Ryan Garrett takes over lease on neighboring punk club Beerland, expanding Red River Cultural District involvement.

Oct. 17, 2019

ACL Live Review: Pnthn
Pnthn
San Marcos collective puts on a cafeteria cypher

Oct. 14, 2019

ACL Live Review: Ley Line
Ley Line
Locals stand out among homegrown early festival sets

Oct. 14, 2019

ACL Live Review: Duckwrth
Duckwrth
Soul-punk communion doesn’t exhaust individuality

Oct. 14, 2019

PHOTOS: ACL Music Festival 2019: Sunday, Second Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

ACL Live Review: Yola
Yola
Like Lizzo, UK singer circles back from SXSW as a powerhouse

Oct. 14, 2019

ACL Live Review: Lany
Lany
Malibu tears at an Austin sunset

Oct. 14, 2019

ACL Live Review: Lizzo
Lizzo
Crowning the queen of ACL Fest 2019

Oct. 14, 2019

ACL Live Review: Robyn
Robyn
Everybody dance now

Oct. 14, 2019

PHOTOS: ACL Music Festival 2019: Saturday, Second Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

ACL Live Review: Gary Clark Jr.
Gary Clark Jr.
Hometown guitar hero catalyzes other artists and genres

Oct. 13, 2019

ACL Live Review: Masego
Masego
Jamaican Virginian unleashez a new jack quiet storm

Oct. 13, 2019

ACL Live Review: Natalia Lafourcade
Natalia Lafourcade
Mexican siren makes the folkloric a Texan standard

Oct. 13, 2019

ACL Live Review: Dayglow
Dayglow
Viral bedroom pop animates the BMI stage live

Oct. 13, 2019

ACL Live Review: Abhi the Nomad
Abhi the Nomad
The toxic treasure of Modern Trash

Oct. 13, 2019

ACL Live Review: Orville Peck
Orville Peck
Canadian Lone Ranger croons-n-swoons the lonesome frontier

Oct. 13, 2019

PHOTOS: ACL Music Festival 2019: Friday, Second Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Billie Eilish Tapes <i>Austin City Limits</i> Debut
Billie Eilish Tapes Austin City Limits Debut
And then performs again tonight at ACL Fest weekend two

Oct. 12, 2019

ACL Live Review: RL Grime
RL Grime
DJ walks line between commerce-driven parlor tricks and art

Oct. 12, 2019

ACL Live Review: Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Uzi Vert
First weekend no-show puts on a G-rated rager

Oct. 12, 2019

ACL Live Review: Kaytranada
Kaytranada
Montreal DJ coverts Shazam addicts

Oct. 12, 2019

ACL Live Review: Monsieur Periné
Monsieur Periné
Colombians work Spanish, French & Portuguese dance moves

Oct. 12, 2019

ACL Live Review: Flamingosis
Flamingosis
Omnidirectional aspects of soulful stereophonic music

Oct. 12, 2019

ACL Live Review: The Aces
The Aces
All-lady Utah lovers celebrate National Coming Out Day

Oct. 12, 2019

Q&A Hole: Bring Any Musician Back From the Dead
Q&A Hole: Bring Any Musician Back From the Dead
…but now they’re in your band forever

Oct. 11, 2019

ACL Fest Interview: Dayglow
Interview: Dayglow
UT dropout Sloan Struble goes viral as Dayglow

Oct. 10, 2019

Must-See Saturday Acts at ACL Music Festival
Must-See Saturday Acts at ACL Music Festival
Including a handful of weekend-two exclusives

Oct. 10, 2019

Can't-Miss Acts for Sunday at ACL Music Festival
Can't-Miss Acts for Sunday at ACL Music Festival
Including three weekend-two-only performers

Oct. 10, 2019

11 Local Acts to See at ACL's Second Weekend
Local Acts to See at ACL

Oct. 10, 2019

Blackillac's Phranchyze and Zeale Go From Frenemies to Brothers
Blackillac's Phranchyze and Zeale Go From Frenemies to Brothers
ACL Fest all-stars cruise the beats

Oct. 10, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Lizzo City Limits
Faster Than Sound: Lizzo City Limits
“Truth Hurts” star’s historic audience, and other ACL Fest weekend one standouts

Oct. 10, 2019

APD Serves Up Felonies in ACL Wristband Sting
APD Serves Up Felonies in ACL Wristband Sting
Offenders leased wristband to undercover cop

Oct. 7, 2019

ACL Live Review: Cardi B
Cardi B
Year of the femcee MC saves its heavy hitter for last

Oct. 7, 2019

ACL Live Review: Lizzo
Lizzo
Aretha Franklin for a new generation

Oct. 7, 2019

ACL Live Review: Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves
Texan crossover commands her masses

Oct. 7, 2019

ACL Live Review: Bruce Hornsby
Bruce Hornsby
Piano great and his Noisemakers put on a spellbinding set

Oct. 7, 2019

ACL Live Review: Billy Strings
Billy Strings
Acid grass virtuoso leaves the BMI stage smoking

Oct. 7, 2019

ACL Live Review: Banks
Banks
Lizzo's warm-up plies thigh boots, insane dancing, and deep pipes

Oct. 7, 2019

PHOTOS: ACL Music Festival 2019: Sunday, First Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

ACL Live Review: Rosalía
Rosalía
Spanish flamenco queen makes a splash

Oct. 7, 2019

ACL Live Review: Koffee
Koffee
Jamaican reggae teen nuh rise and boast

Oct. 7, 2019

ACL Live Review: Idles
Idles
UK punk rottweilers scream of reform and justice for all

Oct. 7, 2019

ACL Live Review: Nilüfer Yanya
Nilüfer Yanya
English singer-guitarist animates acclaimed Miss Universe

Oct. 7, 2019

ACL Live Review: Julia Jacklin
Julia Jacklin
Aussie song expert shakes off the fest’s Sunday hangover early

Oct. 7, 2019

PHOTOS: ACL Music Festival 2019: Saturday, First Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Sun., Oct. 6, 2019

ACL Live Review: The Cure
The Cure
Four-decade Brits make it look and sound easy

Oct. 6, 2019

ACL Live Review: Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino
Donald Glover is now covered with bits of Austin’s great lawn

Oct. 6, 2019

ACL Live Review: 21 Savage
21 Savage
A cold-hearted voice relaying intense indecency over trap beats

Oct. 6, 2019

ACL Live Review: James Blake
James Blake
If you make a duets album, better enlist a guest or two live

Oct. 6, 2019

ACL Live Review: Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish
Superstar teen proves she should’ve been a headliner

Oct. 6, 2019

ACL Live Review: Bones UK
Bones UK
“Austin, you’ve just been boned”

Oct. 6, 2019

ACL Live Review: Kali Uchis
Kali Uchis
Astral chic all femme fatale

Oct. 6, 2019

ACL Live Review: Brittany Howard
Brittany Howard
What? No knee drops from the soul Shaker?

Oct. 6, 2019

ACL Live Review: Tierra Whack
Tierra Whack
Philly rapper and ascending goddess reopens Whack World

Oct. 6, 2019

ACL Live Review: Finneas
Finneas
And following in the footsteps of his sister Billie Eilish ...

Oct. 6, 2019

PHOTOS: ACL Music Festival 2019: Friday, First Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

ACL Live Review: Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses
Epic, handstand flashback to the sleeze rock Eighties

Oct. 5, 2019

ACL Live Review: Tame Impala
Tame Impala
Aussies go up against GNR with cracked cerebral maelstroms

Oct. 5, 2019

ACL Live Review: Thom Yorke
Thom Yorke
Radiohead frontman skips, jumps, gyrates

Oct. 5, 2019

ACL Live Review: Jenny Lewis
Jenny Lewis
Ex-Rilo Kiley singer goes full-on pink except for her tequila goblet

Oct. 5, 2019

ACL Live Review: Raconteurs
Raconteurs
Only half of Jack White’s supergroup dresses for the occasion

Oct. 5, 2019

ACL Live Review: The Comet Is Coming
The Comet Is Coming
Prophecy or promise?

Oct. 5, 2019

ACL Live Review: Weyes Blood
Weyes Blood
All aboard for astral pop magic

Oct. 5, 2019

ACL Live Review: Tyler Childers
Tyler Childers
No honky-tonk masquerade this bracing, backwoods moonshine

Oct. 5, 2019

ACL Live Review: Fidlar
Fidlar
ACL Fest favorites deliver once again – and an all-ladies mosh!

Oct. 5, 2019

This Week on <i>The Austin Chronicle Show</i>: ACL Fest Picks
This Week on The Austin Chronicle Show: Picks
Three festival veterans share recomendations for the aural onslaught

Oct. 4, 2019

6 ACL Music Festival Picks for Friday
6 ACL Music Festival Picks for Friday
National, international, and local faves the fest's first day

Oct. 3, 2019

Award-Winning Restaurants Within Walking Distance of the ACL Music Festival
Restaurants Near ACL
Step away from the music for a taste of Austin

Oct. 3, 2019

Friday ACL Face-Off: Guns N’ Roses vs. Tame Impala
ACL Face-Off: Guns N’ Roses vs. Tame Impala
Which headliner stands taller on the fest's first day?

Oct. 3, 2019

ACL Fest Interview: Erin Rae
Interview: Erin Rae
“I’m hoping to move into a place where I’m not having to go into the depths of my soul, necessarily, to find inspiration.”

Oct. 3, 2019

ACL Fest Interview: Weyes Blood
Interview: Weyes Blood
“Once I felt like I’d journeyed to the far corners of the music universe and back, I could return to the center and write songs.”

Oct. 3, 2019

ACL Fest Interview: The Comet Is Coming
Interview: The Comet Is Coming
Soul / jazz / funk Comet crashes into ACL!

Oct. 3, 2019

Saturday ACL Face-Off: The Cure vs. Childish Gambino
ACL Face-Off: The Cure vs. Childish Gambino
Second British noir-pop vs. “This Is America”

Oct. 3, 2019

ACL Fest Interview: Finneas
Interview: Finneas
Billie Eilish’s brother makes bedroom hypno beats for himself too

Oct. 3, 2019

ACL Fest Interview: Pink Sweat$
Interview: Pink Sweat$
Teddy bear R&B pop quietician skyrocketed from the bedroom to festival stages

Oct. 3, 2019

10 Can't-Miss Acts for Sunday at ACL Music Festival
10 Can't-Miss Acts for Sunday at ACL
And concluding the first weekend ...

Oct. 3, 2019

ACL Fest Interview: Julia Jacklin
Interview: Julia Jacklin
Aussie song whisperer gut punches ACL Fest

Oct. 3, 2019

ACL Fest Interview: Faye Webster
Interview: Faye Webster
Asleep at the Wheel fanatic steel lines the BMI stage

Oct. 3, 2019

ACL Fest Interview: GoGo Penguin
Interview: GoGo Penguin
UK acoustic trio mashes up electronica

Oct. 3, 2019

ACL Fest Interview: Bruce Hornsby
Interview: Bruce Hornsby
Viriginia pianist explains the way that it is

Oct. 3, 2019

ACL Fest Interview: LANY
Interview: LANY
Dream-pop trio takes on big subject matter as it re-enters the studio

Oct. 3, 2019

Get to Know Austin R&B True Blue Alesia Lani
Get to Know Austin R&B True Blue Alesia Lani
The ACL Fest performer invites listeners into her universe

Oct. 3, 2019

Faster Than Sound: ACL Fest’s Recipe for Success
Faster Than Sound: ’s Recipe for Success
Essential ingredients for a modern edition of our city’s largest music festival

Oct. 3, 2019

Previous ACL Fest coverage:
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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