One of the coolest things about living in a community in Kyle, Texas, is that you’re only 30 minutes away from one of the most awesome music festivals in the country: Austin City Limits Music Festival that takes place every year in Austin’s Zilker Park. More than 225,000 fans attend and have a choice of a lineup with more than 100 performers. It occurs over two weekends in October.
About the ACL Music Festival
This year’s festival is Oct. 4 – 6 and Oct. 11 – 13. Attendees can savor an array of acts across eight stages. This year’s ACL lineup includes Guns N’ Roses, Cardi B, Mumford and Sons, Kacey Musgraves, and many more. Just make sure you’re not Still Woozy or else you may fall Asleep at the Wheel. That’s our cheesy way of working in two more bands.
Here are the interactive Weekend One Schedule and Weekend Two Schedule. You can use MyFest to create favorites, compare with friends, and get more features for managing your schedule. You can also download the schedules as a PDF file.
While there are lodging options, Kyle residents can save on lodging by driving there. Use the money you save toward ACL Eats! Austin is known for is food, so count on delicious local bites that include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Looking at the food lineup is causing some loud stomach rumblings as we write this.
When you want to take a break from music, you can explore other areas of the park that will relax and recharge you. And yes, the little ones aged 10 and under get in Austin Kiddie Limits free with their parents. ACL has thought of everything as there’s a separate entrance to the kid-friendly area and it has stroller-friendly lanes at the main gates.
Preparing to Attend the ACL Music Festival
We strongly recommend you read the festival frequently asked questions. It has all the answers and tips you need. The most important thing is to come prepared based on these ACL safety tips. For example, the festival has hydration water refill stations. You can refill your empty water bottle (be sure to bring it!) at these cool, filtered water and cooling stations located all around the venue.
Bring and apply sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen often. Did we say sunscreen? Protect those ears with earplugs. The music gets LOUD. The festival also has a bag policy, so check that out and do review the allowed and prohibited items list. It has certain types of jewelry on the list and innocent things like frisbees. They probably don’t want someone to get bonked on the head.
Many Kyle residents attend ACL every year. That’s one of the best parts about living in this town. They enjoy a quieter lifestyle without the hubbub of a city Yet, they’re close enough to Austin to drive to the music festival without needing to find lodging. Not here yet but want to be? Check out the new homes in Kyle.