The year is 1975 and Clifton Chenier and His Red Hot Louisiana Band have just taken the stage at the grand opening of Antone's. Over the next 40 years, the blues club would become the stomping grounds of legends like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and cement itself in Austin music history.
The Austin City Limits Music Festival is one of the many events that helps shape Austin as the live music capital of the world. ACL Fest celebrates a variety of sounds from lesser-known artists to big-name headliners and everyone in between. For first-timers, the experience can be a bit overwhelming, so here are 10 tips to make the most of ACL Fest:
This weekend ACL Fest takes over Zilker Park once again with over 100 artist on 8 stages for 3 blissfully tiring days. Headliners like the Foo Fighters, Drake and Florence + The Machine are obvious picks for the majority of ACLiens, but the rest of the lineup packs quite a punch as well. Here are 10 artists to add to your must see list:
Best of Austin 2015 is hitting the stands (and internets) on September 10! Are you ready? Get to know the award categories with help from Chronicle office crush Taylor Swift! (We call her Tay-Tay, because she’s not around to tell us not to.) So enjoy, and get ready for the onslaught of amazing local places and people that deserve recognition.