Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012: A Celebration In Pictures

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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…

2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 

October 12-14, 2012

Zilker Park – Austin, Texas

Day One – Friday, October 12, 2012

Asleep At The Wheel

First Aid Kit

River City Extension

Delta Spirit

Ben Howard


Lance Herbstrong

Trampled By Turtles

Patterson Hood

Florence + The Machine


Thievery Corporation

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

Zola Jesus

Dry The River

The Whigs

Father John Misty


Andrew Bird

Michael Kiwanuka

Band Of Skulls

…and then the rains came to ACL…

Punch Brothers

The Shins

Day Three – Sunday, October 14, 2012

Gary Clark, Jr.


Dulce Vida Organic Tequila at ACL!

The Civil Wars

The Lumineers

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

Austin City Limits Music Festival
Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704


  1. Dorothy Metting says:

    Totally Outstanding video..thanks for getting me there “for a moment”. Great to see such a crowd too.

    Dorothy Ann Metting

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. epic rundown brother. Absolutely epic!

    • Thank you, my good man! You MUST put ACL 2013 on your calendar. TWO weekends – October 4-6 and October 11-13, 2013. Make it happen! Hope all’s well, mi amigo. Appreciate the kind words. Cheers!

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