As the sun rises this weekend, the gates to Zilker Park will finally give way to thousands of music fans waiting to watch their favorite artists live. With all of ACL’s excitement, many won’t pay attention to the ground beneath their stomping feet and the impact they will have on Zilker’s manicured lawn.
Months ago, Mario Sanchez, a resident of Puebla, Mexico, came across an ad on Instagram for Austin City Limits. When he realized opening day overlapped with one of his closest friends’ birthdays, Sanchez decided they were going.
If you had reservations about donating a kidney to get ACL passes, don’t fret! There are plenty of great activities to enjoy during both ACL weekends at a cheaper price. Here are five events that you can hit up outside of Zilker.
This year’s Austin City Limits Festival lineup poses some difficult debates for its attendees, but fret not. The Daily Texan did the heavy work, researching bands’ live acts and discography to settle the most contentious face-offs at this year’s event.