Threadgill's to broadcast ACL festival


Those unable to snag a ticket to Austin City Limits festival can stop by Threadgill’s instead for free coffee and a broadcast of the fest.

KGSR-FM is offering a live broadcast of ACL at Threadgill’s on Barton Springs. The $5 cover will be donated to the Seton Shivers Cancer Center.

The first 100 people to arrive will receive a complementary breakfast taco and free coffee will be provided throughout the broadcast.

Nearly a dozen artists will stop by on Friday and Saturday for live performances and interviews. Asleep at the Wheel, an American country music group that has worked with Willie Nelson, will be present at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. They will be followed by First Aid Kit, a Swedish folk duo composed of two sisters, at 9:00 a.m. Friday. Four more bands will play, including the Wheeler Brothers, Patterson Hood, Ben Howard and LP.

Another five bands will perform on Saturday — The Dunwells, The Eastern Sea, Patrick Watson, The Whigs and Michael Kiwanuka.

The broadcast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. on both Friday Oct. 12 and Saturday Oct. 13 at Threadgill’s on Barton Springs.