Austin Boasts Another Big Festival Besides SXSW: Austin City Limits
In case you missed the memo, somehow the summer season is officially over. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t continue to listen to live music well into the fall. Austin City Limits Music Festival is just around the corner, and it’s time to make plans to take in this year’s events in person from Zilker Park. This year you can even bring in your little rock stars; children 10 and under get in free with their mom or dad, and they’ll love the special programs at Austin Kiddie Limits—cute.
Things run from October 2 through 4, and there’s plenty of bands to keep your interest. The big ones this year are Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, and Pearl Jam. If these acts are a little too mainstream, don’t worry, as there are plenty of up and coming stars that plan to hit the stage each day. At this time, the votes are still being tallied for The Sound And The Journey contest, where a lucky band will get to take the stage to wow fans, and hopefully, record producers.
Unfortunately, tickets are no longer available, so if you were expecting a repeat of the Virgin Festival, you are definitely out of luck. You’ll have to check Craigslist and Stub Hub to get in, and you’ll have to be prepared to shell out some cash to do so. The scalpers are looking to get between $250 and $300 for three days of general admission. Maybe you can get in if say you’re with the band—too bad that never works.
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