Join in the excitement about the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival. Visitors will arrive in Austin, TX the first two weekends in October. You can discover firsthand how Austin earned its nickname “The Live Music Capital of the World.” National acts and local favorites will be taking the stage in a wide spectrum of genres, including rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and hip-hop. About 450,000 people come to the festival every year. Make your plans to be there!
Believe us when we say that driving in Austin during the festival is a madhouse. But there are ways to get around it — gather your music-loving friends and charter a bus. You can arrive in style and beat the traffic.
Buy Your Tickets and Mark Your Calendar
The 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival takes place over two consecutive three-day weekends:
October 6-8 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
October 13-15 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Zilker Park in Austin
Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival Lineup
Eight stages offer diverse lineups of performers, 140 bands in all. Many of the big name artists that are performing on Friday Oct 6 are also performing Friday Oct 13. You can check the daily schedules online. The full lineup of artists includes:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Foster the People
Chance the Rapper
The Head and the Heart
Portugal. The Man
James Vincent McMorrow
First Aid Kit
Eagles of Death Metal
Run The Jewels
The Black Angels
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Louis the Child
Car Seat Headrest
RÜFÜS DU SOL
(Sandy) Alex G
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
The Band of Heathens
School Of Rock
The Lemon Twigs
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Tank and the Bangas
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Liz Cooper & The Stampede
The Bells Of Joy
Barton Hills Choir
The Kings of Harmony
Tomar and the FCs
The Shields of Faith
Dale and Ray
Pointed Man Band
Sleepy Man (US)
ACL Music Festival Highlights
In addition to the great music, the festival has a lot to offer with its Art Market, a mini-fest for kids and all the merch. It’s a fun weekend for families.
The mini-fest for kids, called Kiddie Limits has stroller lanes along with creative and educational activities for children. It also has baby-changing stations. Go through the Family Entrance and enjoy a space away from the crowds. Kids under the age of 10 are admitted free when accompanied by parents. Parents can register their kids and get an RFID wristband for the child so lost kids can quickly be located and rejoin their parents.
You can savor delicious food at the festival, which promotes ACL Eats as “Far from funnel cake and turkey legs.” Austin is known for its good food. Local restaurants in Austin and the surrounding areas set up food booths with healthy dishes like crunchy fish tacos parmesan and parsley fries. Not to mention the brews and veggie dishes too.
Plan a Your Weekend to ACL Music Festival and Travel Stress Free!
Traffic and crowds in a big city can make a getaway confusing. But Western Motorcoach has the perfect answer to avoid directions, traffic and parking hassles. When you charter a bus, your professional driver keeps you safe and deals with all the driving challenges.
Charter advantages include:
Safety. No form of ground travel is safer than charter buses, and our professional drivers are well trained.
Affordable travel. When renting a charter bus, prices are affordable and everyone can chip in.
Convenience. Arriving at the same time is a challenge when traveling in groups. But with everyone going together you avoid the hassles of unpredictable delays.
Green travel. Charter buses are more eco-friendly than any other travel mode, leaving the least carbon footprint of all.