By Darcie Duttweiler and Bryan C. ParkerWhew. The first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival is now in the books! While the weather was maybe a wee bit warm and security was definitely a lot slower, the three-day music festival is always a blast, considering it’s the perfect time to discover new music or check out established bands all in one venue. While we’re heading back to Zilker Park for round two in a matter of days, here’s what stood out to us during weekend 1.
By Chrissy Dickerson, Darcie Duttweiler, Jason Heid, and Bryan C. ParkerIt’s that time of year, y’all! The 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival is right around the corner. We’ve got our transportation options lined up, our Instagram accounts ready, and now it’s time to create a killer lineup. Whether you’re going to plunk down in one spot all day or hop around every set, there are plenty of bands on the docket worthy of your time.
No matter how many times you’ve been to ACL Music Festival, the most challenging aspect about the three-day affair—besides picking a killer lineup and how to shade our bodies 100 percent—is how to get to the festival grounds. Unlike Fantastic Fest at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, which boasts several free parking garages, or SXSW and its sprawling mix of venues, actually getting to Zilker Park can be quite challenging. Here’s how to take the stress out of heading to ACL.
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