TheBlueIndian.com at Austin City Limits 2011

TheBlueIndian.com is proud to announce that we will be providing on-site coverage of the 10th anniversary of Austin City Limits Music Festival. This event has grown into one of the largest music related festivals in the country and their lineup this year proves it! Please check out the official details for the upcoming festival below!

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

The 10th Anniversary ACL Festival line-up is on the books. Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Nas & Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and Cee Lo top the bill of the over 130 bands. Bright Eyes, Social Distortion, Empire of the Sun, Santigold, Pretty Lights, TV On The Radio, Skrillex, Big Boi and Randy Newman are also on tap to rock September 16-18.

To view the FULL LINEUP, click HERE.

“The essence of ACL has always been eclectic. We’re incredibly proud to offer something for every kind of music lover, and bring so many people together on stage, as well as in the park,” says C3 Partner and head Talent Buyer, Charles Attal. From hip-hop to indie rock, gospel to electronica, Americana to pop, the 2011 line-up covers diverse musical ground like Broken Social Scene, Chromeo, Death From Above 1979, Court Yard Hounds, Mavis Staples, Wild Beasts, Bomba Estereo, and Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme.

ACL’s 10th Anniversary celebration would not be complete without a few favorite alumni – like Asleep at the Wheel, Patrice Pike, Gary Clark Jr. and Jack Ingram – from the inaugural Festival in 2002, which was a two-day affair featuring 60 bands on 6 stages. A decade later, ACL Festival has widened its footprint, more than doubled the number of performers, and evolved into a late summer, Austin tradition so special that 3-Day Passes have been selling out at record speed each year. All while making a significant positive impact on the local economy and helping ensure the support and conservancy of Austin’s parks and green spaces.

“What started out as a great show has turned into a truly special, quintessentially Austin experience. The city, the people and the park, have all helped shape the festival, and in turn, we see the festival helping to shape the city. Together, we’ve created something to be proud of,” says Charlie Jones, Partner at C3 Presents.

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011 happens September 16-18 in Zilker Park.

3-Day General Admission Passes to this year’s edition of the Festival are sold-out. Fans hoping to attend all three days of ACL can still purchase VIP Passes and Travel Packages. Single Day Passes also go on-sale today at 10AM at aclfestival.com.

The 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival is generously sponsored by Bud Light, AMD, Austin Ventures, BMI, H-E-B, RadioShack, ONEHope Wine, h20, Sweet Leaf Tea, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Ambhar Tequila and CamelBak.

Austin Parks Foundation (www.austinparks.org)

The Austin Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to collaboration, action and advocacy for area parks and trails.  Since 1992, the foundation has advocated for bonds and funding to acquire parkland and improve park facilities.  Over 95 community groups have adopted nearby parks and trails and we assist them with technical help, tool loans, fiduciary services, neighborhood park grants and countless volunteer workdays. Our biggest event of the year is the annual It’s My Park Day, which in 2011 saw 2,100 volunteers contribute over 8,400 hours at 69 park improvement projects in a single day.  Since 2007, the foundation has funded over 67 park projects totaling over $2 million, thanks in large part to a share of proceeds from the 2006-2010 Austin City Limits Music Festivals.  Our tremendous thanks to the attendees of the Austin City Limits Music Festival; you are helping us improve parks through Austin.

 

Austin City Limits (www.pbs.org/austin)

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Accomplishing what no other show has done in the history of American television, the series has, for more than three decades, presented audiences with the most diverse, original, cutting-edge talent music has to offer. ACL airs nationally on 97% of the country’s PBS stations.  In addition to being broadcast on PBS, select AUSTIN CITY LIMITS episodes are available to view online and on DVDs. More information can be found at austincitylimits.org. After 36 years taping shows in the historic KLRU Studio 6A, in 2011, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS moved to the new ACL Live at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin.  Produced by KLRU-TV, funding for AUSTIN CITY LIMITS is provided in part by AMD, Budweiser, the Austin Convention Center Department and its newest supporter, Dell.  Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Austin City Limits.

Funding for Austin City Limits is provided in part by AMD, Budweiser and the Austin Convention Center Department.  Additional funding provided by the Friends of Austin City Limits.

C3 Presents (www.c3presents.com)

C3 Presents creates, books, markets and produces live experiences, concerts, events, and just about anything that makes people stand up and cheer. C3 produces the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago. Along with these multi-day, multi-stage festivals, C3 books and promotes more than 1,000 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos, and clubs across the US. In 2010, C3 was the number three promoter by sales in the US, and the number seven worldwide. In addition to event creation and booking, C3 manages the careers of select artists.

 

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