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Local Acts at ACL

Austin City Limits is back for two weekends in October

This year 100 acts will perform across nine stages for two amazing weekends at Zilker Park, kicking off October 6-8 and continuing the following weekend, October 13-15. The diverse line-up of stellar headliners includes marquee names like the Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Shania Twain, Alanis Morissette and Mumford & Sons, as well as the Jared Leto-fronted 30 Seconds Mars, Niall Horan, Tanya Tucker, Austin-based bands and lots of great local eats worth getting there early to enjoy. Here are a trio of local acts performing. Check out for more details and to make your schedule! And, if you haven't already got your hands on them, tickets, from GA to Platinum, are still available (at time of printing). Platinum tickets not only come with premium viewing areas, but complimentary food, drinks, salon treatments and a golf cart to take you around the park!

Calder Allen

This is the second trip to ACL for the young artist who recorded his first album in 2021, at Austin’s Aryln Studios, where he also recently completed his sophomore tracks. He told Austin Lifestyle, “With new music coming out at the end of this year going into 2024, I’m really looking forward to returning to ACL Festival and playing them for a hometown crowd.” You can catch him Saturday at 2:45pm both weekends.

We Don’t Ride Llamas

Siblings Chase (lead guitar), Max (lead vocals), Blake (drums), and Kit Mitchell (bass guitar)  make up this Austin-based band. The sisters, who describe themselves as an Afro Rock band, have released an EP called The Oracle and told Austin Lifestyle, “Playing on the ACL stage is a dream come true." Weekend 2, Friday at 1:40pm

Asleep at the Wheel

Don’t sleep on this country music act that’s been an Austin staple since 1973. The Western Swing and Honky-Tonk Country-inspired band is fronted by Ray Benson, boasts ten Grammy Awards and their duet with the Dixie Chicks put them on the charts for four consecutive decades! Weekend 1, Friday at 12:55pm

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  • Calder Allen, Photo: Matt Lankes
  • Asleep by the Wheel, Photo: Ellie Newman