Yes, hard to believe that October is upon us already but, with that, comes one of the greatest events every year here in the excellent city of Austin, Texas – the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Thanks to the fine folk over at C3 Presents, this year’s bonanza for the senses takes place not just one weekend, but two, within the spacious, glorious earth we know in these parts as Zilker Park, October 4-6 and October 11-13.
For those of you, like myself, eagerly anticipating this year’s fest, I invite you to join us for Weekend 1 of the Barton Springs Block Party, in between Chuy’s and Baby A’s on Barton Springs Road at the Coldwater Austin development. Here, you’ll find an oasis of complimentary cocktails, great food, and music every day of both weekends of ACL from 11AM-8PM. We’ll also have free WiFi and charging stations to keep you connected. And of course, it’s all for a great cause, benefitting the Health Alliance For Austin Musicians (HAAM). The Barton Springs Block Party is being sponsored by us here at Dulce Vida Organic Tequila, along with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Whole Foods, Wurst Tex, Hey Cupcake!, Gourdough’s and Verizon.
Beat the crowds and sign up for your entry to Weekend 1 of the Barton Springs Block Party by clicking HERE!
Entry is FREE. Must be 21+ enter. Ticket is valid for you +1.
As for the music at this year’s ACL, the schedules for both weekends are similar, but not identical, allowing festers to catch many more acts without running into the problem of missing great talent on multiple stages at Zilker at the same time.
After much thought, listening and strategizing, I have put together my Weekend One band recommendations, which I am happy to share with you here. Hope to see you at the Barton Springs Block Party and out at the park. Happy Fest, y’all!
2013 ACL Music Festival Weekend One Artist Recommendations:
Friday, October 4, 2013
12PM-1PM: Asleep at the Wheel – AMD Stage
12:45PM-1:30PM: Brooke Waggoner – BMI Stage
2PM-3PM: Courtyard Hounds – AMD Stage
2:30PM-3:15PM: Shovels & Rope – Austin Ventures Stage
3:45PM-4:30PM: Electric Six – Austin Ventures Stage
4PM-5PM: fun. – AMD Stage
5PM-5:45PM: Jake Bugg – Austin Ventures Stage
6PM-7PM: Vampire Weekend – AMD Stage
6:30PM-7:30PM: Arctic Monkeys – Samsung Galaxy Stage
7:30PM-8:30PM: Queens of the Stone Age – Bud Light Stage
8PM-9:30PM: Depeche Mode – AMD Stage
Saturday, October 5, 2013
2PM-3PM: Walk the Moon – Samsung Galaxy Stage
3PM-4PM: Delta Rae – Bud Light Stage
4PM-5PM: Silversun Pickups – Samsung Galaxy Stage
4:30PM-5:30PM: Wild Cub – BMI Stage
5PM-6PM: The Joy Formidable – Bud Light Stage
5:30PM-6:30PM: Greensky Bluegrass – Zilker Tent
6PM-7PM: Wilco – Samsung Galaxy Stage
7PM-8PM: The Mavericks – Zilker Tent
8PM-9:30PM: Kings of Leon – Samsung Galaxy Stage
8PM-10PM: The Cure – AMD Stage
Sunday, October 6, 2013
12:20PM-1PM: The Band of Heathens – Austin Ventures Stage
1PM-2PM: The Mowgli’s – Bud Light Stage
2PM-3PM: Wild Feathers – BMI Stage
2:30-3:30PM: Noah and the Whale – Honda Stage
3:30PM-4:30PM: Grouplove – AMD Stage
3:45PM-4:30PM: The Lone Bellow – Austin Ventures Stage
4PM-5PM: Franz Ferdinand – Samsung Galaxy Stage
4:30PM-5:30PM: Divine Fits – Honda Stage
5PM-5:45PM: White Denim – Austin Ventures Stage
5:30PM-6:30PM: The National – AMD Stage
6:15PM-7PM: Phosphorescent – Austin Ventures Stage
7PM-8:30PM: Phoenix – Bud Light Stage
7:30PM-8:30PM: Neko Case – Austin Ventures Stage
8:30PM-10PM: Lionel Richie – Samsung Galaxy Stage