Austin, also known as the live music capital of the world, is never lacking in things to do. Whether it’s music, film, or food and wine, Austin has a festival for that. Check out these events to catch this fall.
Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL)
This fall Austin’s Zilker Park will host the 16th annual ACL Music Festival. The eight -stage music festival will take place during the first two weekends in October, October 5th -7th and 12th -14th. Musical groups from all genres whether it be rock and country, folk or indie electronic and hip-hop, ACL attracts approximately 450,000 people each year. In addition to the live music, there is food and drinks, an art market, merchandise tents, VIP lounge areas, a kids area for families, cooling stations, and other activities for attendees. This year’s headliners include Paul McCartney, ODESZA, Metallica, Travis Scott, Childish Gambino, and the Arctic Monkeys, along with over 100 other bands.
Gruene Music & Wine Festival
This year Gruene, Texas is hosting their 32nd annual music and wine festival Thursday October 4th through Sunday October 7th. This three-day celebration of Texas Wine Month is the perfect festival for any music and wine lover. The festival consists of wine tastings, craft beer tastings, tasty food, live music, a silent auction, meet ‘n’ greets, markets, and a concert at the historic Gruene Hall each night.
Waterloo Music Festival
Waterloo is three-day independent music festival that will be making its debut September 7th. The festival will be held at Carson Creek Ranch, only ten minutes from downtown Austin and will celebrate the roots of the Austin music culture. Taking place on over 60 acres of scenic campgrounds looking over the Colorado River, Waterloo Music Festival will host local Austin bands such as The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Oteil & Friends, Railroad Earth, and more.
Punk in Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival
This September 22nd Circuit of the Americas will be hosting the Punk in Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival. The festival will include music from NOFX, Bad Religion, The Interrupters, and more, along with up to four hours of craft beer tastings featuring over 100 craft beers, including some of California’s best and local favorites all included with admission.
No matter what type of music, beer, art, or activities you are interested in, Austin and the Hill Country are always hosting events to satisfy your interests.