ACL Music Festival

ACL Fest is Oct. 4-6 & 11-13, 2024!

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

ACL Music Festival has generated over $63 million


ACL Greening Programs

APF makes the festival greener by encouraging reducing, re-using and recycling. ACL Fest’s Signature Greening Programs, Rock & Recycle, Divert It!, and Water Refill Stations 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. Water Refill stations encourage ACL Fest fans to bring a reusable water bottle to reduce waste.


APF has expanded our role at the fest with tons of opportunities to volunteer for the Greening Programs as well as Austin Kiddie Limits, Greeters, Media Team, Volunteer HQ, and Backup. Volunteers ensure the smooth operations of one of Austin's most iconic events and APF encourages everyone 18 years and older to apply. All volunteers get to enjoy the festival before or after their shift over the weekends of Oct. 4th and Oct. 11th.

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For the past 19 years, ACL Music Festival and Austin Parks Foundation have worked together to improve Austin's nearly 400 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 2023 alone, ACL Fest fans contributed $8.1 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.

Our Partnership

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

Projects Funded through ACL Grants

Featured Park Projects


Earl J. Pomerleau Pocket Park

$1.15 Million

Govalle Neighborhood Park Improvements


Alliance Children's Garden

$5 Million

Zilker Park 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.