We’ve all been asked by friends and acquaintances that exciting question, “Are you going to ACL this weekend?”. With the first weekend of ACL 2016 wrapped up, we are approaching the second and final weekend. So, are you going?
In case you’re unfamiliar with ACL, it is an annual music festival here in Austin, TX that has been around for 14 years and the longest running music series in American television history. ACL hosts over 130 artist and close to 225,000 patrons each year at Austin’s favorite Zilker Park! Wristbands always sell out and are typically on sale months and months before the festival, you can even get an Early Bird discount on them.
Upon entering below the huge, sparkling red guitar stating “ACL Music Fest” at the main entrance, you’ll get to enjoy three full days of popular music, art, food and mingling with thousands of others that dig on the arts as much as you do. There is a warm, friendly and welcoming vibe throughout the festival offering plenty of interesting people watching and even shopping! ACL always has local food vendors and a beer garden for anyone over 21, of course. Each stage is coordinated with a sponsor and hosts an array of artists strategically spread out to enjoy the music without the distraction of another stage. In between your favorite artists playing you can enjoy shopping from local vendors and memorabilia from your favorite shows and delicious local food.
Not only does ACL cater to patrons and artist of the world, the festival prides itself on being eco friendly and sustainable with recycling offered all over the festival and new eco friendly port-a-potties. ACL is also kid friendly and even has a mini ACL Kiddie Limits for parents who don’t want to miss the action! If you have no experienced ACL before, you must but it on your bucket list as it is truly a memorable experience that will be sure to melt your face off with hip tunes and beautiful melodies. Who knows, you may even make some life long friends who share the same music taste as you!
If you’re interested in going this weekend, you can usually find unwanted tickets on Craigslist, just be sure to make sure they are legit and can register. You can even purchase individual day wristbands if you can only make a certain day.