ACL Music Festival
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. And Water Refill stations encourage ACL Fest fans to bring a reusable water bottle to reduce waste.
This year, APF is expanding its role at the fest and opportunities to volunteer include: 'Austin Kiddie Limits', 'Greeters', 'Media Team', Volunteer HQ', and 'Backup'. All volunteers get to enjoy the festival before or after their shift over the weekends of Oct. 6 and Oct. 13.
Volunteers ensure the smooth operations of one of Austin's most iconic events and APF encourages everyone 18 years and older to apply. Register to volunteer here.
ACL Music Festival has generated $41.6 million for Austin's parks, trails and green spaces!
ACL Music Festival has generated over $55 million
For the past 18 years, ACL Music Festival and Austin Parks Foundation have worked together to improve Austin's 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 2021 alone, ACL Fest fans contributed $6.7 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.