ACL_logo-600x340Every year Austin holds a music festival to expose the general public to new music genres. Over 130 artists and performers participate in this two-weekend event, with almost 300,000 people attending! Austin City Limits Fest takes place at Zilker Park, Austin, Texas on October 2-4 and 9-11, for those who plan to go.

This year’s lineup feature popular artists like Drake, The Weeknd, Foo Fighters and local bands like the School of Rock. Since 2002 the event has become annual, attracting visitors from around the country and the world. If you’re not in the mood for the music, there are food and drinks vendors, an art market, a kids area for families, and other activities for attendees. They also late night shows, featuring Sheppard, Royal Blood, A$AP Rocky, and many more artists.

Personally, I have never been to an ACL Festival nor heard of it (until now). It seems like a good opportunity to explore music and have some serious fun for a weekend. The festival itself seems extremely upbeat, crazy, and fun for not only the fans, but the artists themselves. ACL is like a giant school talent show.

With its individual performances, it features eight stages with a broad variety of genres. ACL has something to offer to everyone who enjoys live music. Whether you are a fan of hip-hop, rap, country, alternative, rock, classical, or whatever that genre you’re thinking of is, ACL is the place for you to be this October.

ACL grows more and more popular by the year, attracting thousands of new visitors per year. It is also an opportunity for artists to get their music out to us, the fans. It’s a win-win situation. With all of the one day passes sold out, we can expect a lot from this year’s festival.

Written by Nifa Kaniga

Staff Writer