ACL Music Festival

ACL Fest is October 1-3 & 8-10, 2021!
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ACL Music Festival is BACK in Zilker Park Oct. 1-3 & 8-10, 2021. 3-Day Tickets are on sale now!

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

ACL Music Festival has generated over $41 million


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.

acl music festival generates millions of dollars for austin's parks

Projects Funded through ACL Grants

Featured Park Projects

$5 Million

Auditorium Shores Renovation

$2.5 Million

Zilker Park Lawn Restoration & Tree Care

$1 Million

Republic Square Park Renovation


Ann & Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail Improvements

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.

ACL Greening Programs

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 hundreds of 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! We're currently working on the full details of our Greening programs for ACL Fest 2021. Fill out our interest form below to be notified when applications are available. Questions? Send us an email at!

Register for ACL Greening Program Updates Here