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photos by Glen Brown
First Aid Kit @ ACL - 10/12/2012
"Let's roll out the welcome mat for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, which kicks off its three-day music bash at Zilker Park, bringing some of the best talent in the music world to Austin and tens of thousands of visitors.Austin City Limits is underway (and streaming online). Some videos from Friday are posted over at BrooklynVegan. Here are our pictures from Friday. They continue below...
Yes, there will be traffic. Yes, downtown will be crazy. But there also will be great music and a huge boost to the Austin economy. In all, the festival will draw up to 75,000 attendees daily, with most - 59 percent - coming from outside Austin, said Steve Alberts, communications manager for the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. And all of those people buying ACL tickets, staying in hotels, eating at restaurants or food trailers, hailing cabs, going to nightclubs, flying into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, buying souvenirs and bottled water, renting bicycles or a Car2go or buying anything that weekend will inject $106 million over three days. That is the 2011 total, and this year's economic activity from the festival is expected to match or top that." [Statesman]
Austin City Limits (more by Tim Griffin)
The 2012 official ACL Music Festival Late Night Shows have been announced. As many know, C3, who recently got approval to hold the fest two weeks in a row, sweetens the ACL weekend by scheduling many of the artists playing the sold out festival, in clubs around the city at night.
Highlights this year include Alabama Shakes & Lee Fields at Stubb's, The Shins at Stubbs, Metric, Polica & Half Moon Run at Emo's East, Crystal Castles & HEALTH at Emo's East, The Black Lips at Antone's, The Afghan Whigs at Antone's, Delta Spirit at the Belmont, and The Weeknd at Austin Music Hall. The full list is below.
In C3's own words:
The time has come! Now announcing the Official 2012 ACL Festival Late Night Shows! Even if you didn't get a ticket to the Festival, you can keep the party going in Downtown Austin's legendary live music venues and learn firsthand why Austin is called the Live Music Capital of the World!Tickets are HERE. The full list is below...
Pre-Sale happens at 10AM CDT on Wednesday, August 22nd and you must be on the C3 Concerts e-mail list by 9:59 pm CDT on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 to get your passcodes! If you sign up before 9:59 pm on August 21 OR if you're already on the list, you'll receive your passcodes a few hours before the on-sale happening Wednesday, August 22ng @ 10AM CDT. Pre-Sale Tickets are limited and subscribing to the e-list does not guarantee you access. The Public On-Sale happens at 10AM CDT on Thursday, August 23rd.