ACL Music Fest 2017

Looking for something fun to do this fall? If you're a music lover, the ACL Festival is a guaranteed good time. Often referred to as the "Live music captial of the world," Austin City Limits Music Festival features a diverse lineup of entertainment every year. For two consecutive weekends, October 6th-8th & 13th-15th, more than 140 bands will perform on one of eight stages at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. People of all ages come from near and far to enjoy this exclusive experience.


The musical lineup includes the talents of Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Ice Cube, Solange, Gorillaz, The XX, Run the Jewels, and so many more. North Carolina natives, Luke Combs, Ryan Adams, and Rainbow Kitten Surprise are scheduled to perform so make sure you don't miss these talentend locals. Some artists will perform on both weekends, while others are scheduled for just one. Check the schedule to map out your itinerary before you go.


Plan for long days and a good amount of walking at the festival. Get yourself a new pair of Reebok sneakers or walking shoes with your AAA discount. Bring along sunscreen and a water bottle, especially if it's hot. Find the stage that showcases the artists you want to see and stay there all day. Since it's so crowded, it's a good idea to use the restroom before you head to the stage. 


When you're not watching a live show, you may want to grab some food from the ACL Eats Food Court, where delicious food, drinks, and sweets from the surrounding area can be purchased. Visitors can also explore the Art Market, the mini fest for kids, or shop for merchandise to bring home. You can even charge your phone at one of the charging stations located throughout the venue so you don't miss any important photo opps.


General admission tickets can be purchased for each weekend. The $255 ticket gives you admittance to Zilker Park from 10am to 11pm, for all three days of the festival. A 1-day ticket may also be purchased closer to the event. With your admittance, you'll have access to giveaways from sponsors throughout the park, autograph signings, water station refills, complimentary shuttles, and more. Kids 10 and under are allowed in free with access to Austin Kiddie Limits. You can also upgrade to VIP or Platinum tickets with special access and amenities.


Pack a small backpack, bring along a blanket or portable chair, and settle in for a weekend filled with fun. Stay at Austin Motel, Hyatt Regency Austin, or Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin Downtown, for convenient access to the venue. Our AAA Travel professionals can help plan your trip so you don't have to do anything. We can book your hotel and flight if you're traveling from out of town, or help you plan your road trip with TripTiks, if you're driving. Call 1-800-463-8646 to talk to an agent or visit a local AAA Travel branch today.

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