The highly awaited weekend of awesomeness here in Austin, Texas, known as the ACL Music Festival, has come and gone for another year, but as with the previously six years I’ve attended, I am, once again, left speechless by so much of the brilliance I was so fortunate to witness throughout the last three days. Simply incredible performances, priceless memories with friends and, as always, the unpredictability of the Central Texas weather. All in all, the 11th edition of the ACL Music Festival was in a word…tremendous!
For those of you keeping score at home…the best of the best from the fest are as follows –
Friday: Delta Spirit, Trampled By Turtles, The Black Keys
Saturday: Andrew Bird, Michael Kiwanuka, The Shins
Sunday: Gary Clark, Jr, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers
Considering so much of what makes ACL so fantastic every year are the sights and sounds in and around Zilker Park, in light of not being able to share the audio portion of the amazing experience I took in, the least I can do is share my gallery of photos which, I hope, will offer you a small glimpse at what this annual celebration is all about.
For those who were not able to attend, I hope to see you out at ACL next year for either of the TWO weekends – October 4-6 and October 11-13, 2013. And to the masses who also joined me out at Zilker over the last three days, cheers to another stellar fest! See you next year!
Enjoy the pics, y’all…
October 12-14, 2012
Zilker Park – Austin, Texas
Day One – Friday, October 12, 2012
Asleep At The Wheel
First Aid Kit
River City Extension
Trampled By Turtles
Florence + The Machine
The Black Keys
Day Two – Saturday, October 13, 2012
KGSR ACL Live Broadcasts from Threadgill’s World Headquarters
KGSR ACL Live Broadcasts from Threadgill’s World Headquarters – The Eastern Sea
KGSR ACL Live Broadcasts from Threadgill’s World Headquarters – Patrick Watson
KGSR ACL Live Broadcasts from Threadgill’s World Headquarters – The Whigs
Dry The River
Father John Misty
Band Of Skulls
…and then the rains came to ACL…
Day Three – Sunday, October 14, 2012
Gary Clark, Jr.
Dulce Vida Organic Tequila at ACL!
The Civil Wars
The Unofficial Mayor of Austin…alive and well at ACL!
The Avett Brothers
The sun goin’ down on ACL Music Festival 2012…
Red Hot Chili Peppers