ACL Music Festival


 

Austin City Limits Music Festival Presses Pause in 2020

Sad news, y’all: Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) will press pause in 2020 to keep fans, artists, partners, staff and the Austin community healthy and safe. We can’t wait to see y’all on October 1-3 & October 8-10, 2021 for the 20th anniversary of the festival.  Stay safe and rock on, Austin! 

Since 2005, Austin Parks Foundation has been the presenting partner and primary beneficiary of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Over the years, the fans of ACL Fest have generated $41.6 million for Austin’s parks just by attending the festival. We want to say a giant THANK YOU to C3 Presents and ACL Music Festival staff and attendees for helping make Austin a greener place to work and play.

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ACL Music Festival has generated $41.6 million for Austin's parks, trails and green spaces!

ACL Music Festival has generated over $41 million

FOR AUSTIN’S PARKS, TRAILS + GREEN SPACES!
 

Our Partnership

For the past 15 years, ACL Music Festival and Austin Parks Foundation have worked together to improve Austin's nearly 300 parks, trails and green spaces. Through the ACL Music Festival Grants Program, we are able to fund community-initiated park renovations and improvements in parks across the city.

ACL Fest contributions have also gone into signature park improvements and redevelopments all across Austin with targeted investments in underserved communities. In 2019 alone, ACL Fest fans contributed more than $6 million to APF through a percentage of ticket sales and other revenues. Thanks to their generosity, we're also able to host hundreds of volunteer events and signature programs in parks each year.

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Thank you, ACL Fest fans!

A portion of every ACL Music Festival ticket purchased is put to work in parks, trails and green spaces across Austin.
 

Featured Park Projects

$5 Million

Auditorium Shores Renovation
Auditorium Shores Renovation

$2.5 Million

Zilker Park Lawn Restoration & Tree Care

$1 Million

Republic Square Park Renovation

$250,000

Ann & Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail Improvements

Featured Park Projects

$5 Million

Auditorium Shores Renovation

$2.5 Million

Zilker Park Lawn Restoration & Tree Care

$1 Million

Republic Square Park Renovation

$250,000

Ann & Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail Improvements

Projects Funded through ACL Grants

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Rock & Recycle Program

ACL Fest’s signature greening programs, Rock & Recycle and Divert It!, are presented by Austin Parks Foundation. Rock & Recycle encourages festival attendees to pick up a bag of recyclables from the grounds in exchange for a specially designed ACL Fest line-up tee. Divert It! enlists volunteers to encourage and educate fans by helping them compost, recycle and send less waste to landfills.

APF makes the festival greener by encouraging recycling and composting, and educating fans about our Recycling in Parks initiative. These programs are made possible by a team of 300+ volunteers. Volunteers also spread the word about our mission and encourage fans to get involved. PLUS all volunteers get to enjoy the festival before or after their shift!