ACL Music Festival
A year without Austin City Limits Music Festival is hard to imagine. Since 2002, the festival has gone on without letting rain, heat, cold, dust or mud stop us from gathering for a weekend of live music in Zilker Park. This year, the safest place to be is at home. Mark your calendars for October 9-11, 2020 as we commemorate the festival weekend with a special free broadcast dedicated to everyone in the Austin City Limits family. Stay tuned to aclfestival.com for the full details of ACL Fest 2020.
Since 2005, Austin Parks Foundation has been the presenting partner and primary beneficiary of the ACL 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.
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 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.
Thank you, ACL Fest fans!
Featured Park Projects
Featured Park Projects
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!