Austin, Texas The Austin City Limits Music Festival has announced the eagerly anticipated schedule for the 2004 Festival, including an unprecedented lineup of artists that fans are hard pressed to find playing together anywhere else. More than 130 performances ranging from gospel to rock, and indie to reggae make the Austin City Limits Music Festival, held September 17-19 in Austin’s beautiful Zilker Park, one of the top music destinations this Fall.
More than 200,000 music fans are expected to attend the 3-day Festival. In addition to music, attendees can feast on local cuisine at the Taste of Austin Food Court; shop at the SoCo art market featuring local artisans; and kick back with the kids at Austin Kiddie Limits, a children’s area that features its own extensive schedule of events and performers. Fans can also explore the history behind Austin City Limits — the long running PBS music series that serves as the inspiration for the Festival — in the Austin City Limits Experience tent.
With more than 40 bands per day, the challenge for music fans will be choosing which ones to watch. Friday will feature Sheryl Crow, Los Lonely Boys, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash, The Killers, and Particle. Saturday highlights will be shows by The Pixies, Trey Anastasio, Dashboard Confessional, Modest Mouse, and The Holmes Brothers. The Festival will be capped off on Sunday with performances by Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Jack Johnson, The Roots, Drive-By Truckers and Mindy Smith. For a complete schedule of all bands, please visit www.aclfestival.com.
The fans are showing such enthusiasm for the Festival, and we are on track to set new attendance records, said Charlie Jones, producer and principal at Capital Sports & Entertainment.
A limited number of three-day passes for $75 (plus service and processing fees) remain and can be purchased online at www.aclfestival.com. Music fans are urged to act quickly as three-day passes will increase to $80 (plus service and processing fees) on Aug. 14th 12:01 a.m. CDT. Kids 10 and under will be admitted for free if accompanied by an adult with a ticket.
Artists scheduled to perform at the Festival include: Sheryl Crow, The Pixies, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Trey Anastasio, Wilco, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Pat Green, Jack Johnson, Dashboard Confessional, Los Lonely Boys, The Roots, Toots & The Maytals, Solomon Burke, Modest Mouse, Ryan Adams, Cake, G. Love & Special Sauce, Patty Griffin, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Neville Brothers, Ben Kweller, Drive-By Truckers, Medeski Martin & Wood, Shelby Lynne, Franz Ferdinand, Rosanne Cash, Gomez, Los Amigos Invisibles, The Wailers, Broken Social Scene, Old 97’s, Howie Day, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, The Holmes Brothers, Josh Rouse, Spoon, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, Particle, Cat Power, Bob Schneider, Sloan, The Killers, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, Slightly Stoopid, Mason Jennings, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Mindy Smith, North Mississippi Allstars, Jack Ingram, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Henry Butler, Rebirth Brass Band, Calexico, Ray Lamontagne, Joe Ely, Terry Allen, Asleep at the Wheel, John Butler Trio, Ollabelle, The Gourds, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Donavon Frankenreiter, The Legendary Soul Stirrers, Mofro, Doyle Bramhall, Trout Fishing in America, The Slip, Louque, Butch Hancock, Reckless Kelly, Marcia Ball, Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, David Garza, American Analog Set, Centro-matic, Monte Montgomery, Patrice Pike, Guy Forsythe, Endochine, Earl Harvin Trio, Rose Hill Drive, Dale Watson, Abra Moore, New Monsoon, The Honorary Title, Troy Campbell, Cooper’s Uncle, Tea Leaf Green, Terri Hendrix, Dayna Kurtz, Tucker Livingston, The Pierces, The Bells of Joy, The Durdens, The Mighty Sincere Voices of Navasota, The Shields of Faith, The Gospelaires, Electric Church, Warrior, The Greencards, Kacy Crowley, Samantha Stollenwerck, Davis Raines, J.T. Van Zandt, Marc Broussard, Papa Mali, Willy Mason, Jason White, Trish Murphy, Deadman, Bobby Bare, Jr., Holly Williams, Joe McDermott, Star Kid’s Yoga, Lucas Miller, The Austin Volunteer Orchestra Kid’s Music Ensemble, Anthropos Arts Student Band, The Palm Elementary Choir and The Biscuit Brothers.
More than 50 Austin hotels are participating in online travel packages being offered through the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.austintexas.org. Room rates range from $45 to $290 per night, with a two-night minimum stay. The hotel packages are also available with a specially-priced three-day festival pass for $65.
General information on travel, accommodations and the event itself is available at www.aclfestival.com.
Capital Metro will provide free shuttle service from Waterloo Park all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday to and from the Festival. Transportation details will be posted on the Web site shortly. There is no event parking in neighborhoods surrounding Zilker Park.
Official stage sponsors for the Festival include SBC, Cingular, Heineken, Bank of America, Austin Ventures, Capital Metro, BMI and HEB.
About Austin City Limits
For 30 years, Austin City Limits has presented live music, pure and simple, to audiences across the world. Legendary artists and rising stars that have graced the Austin City Limits stage include Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Dolly Parton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sheryl Crow, Phish, Ray Charles, John Mayer and Beck. The award-winning series spotlights artists of every musical genre from rhythm and blues to rock, jazz, and alternative music. Austin City Limits is a co-production of KLRU-TV and Capital Sports & Entertainment. Funding for Austin City Limits is provided in part by SBC Communications Inc., Budweiser and the Austin Convention Center Department. To learn more about the show and the more than 600 artists who have appeared on it, visit www.pbs.org/austin.
For more than 40 years, KLRU-TV — Austin’s PBS — has enriched the lives of Central Texas viewers through quality television programming community services and public events. KLRU’s mission is to serve as catalyst for positive community change, to provide lifelong learning and to bring diverse elements of our community together. Funding for KLRU is provided by more than 21,000 Central Texas members. In Austin, KLRU is channel 18, cable channel 9. For more information about KLRU, visit www.klru.org.
About Capital Sports & Entertainment (CSE)
Based in Austin, Texas, Capital Sports & Entertainment is an integrated management and marketing firm providing services to athletes, artists, events, and entertainment brands. Marquee clients include six-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Abra Moore, Austin City Limits and the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team(R). CSE produces the Austin City Limits Music Festival and, together with KLRU, co-produces the Austin City Limits television series. To learn more, visit www.planetcse.com.
About Charles Attal Management
Charles Attal is the co-owner and exclusive talent buyer for Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Texas. Stubb’s BBQ is a 2,200 capacity outdoor amphitheater and has been rated in the top 30 of concert venues for ticket sales in the past 2 years. His independent promotion company, Charles Attal Management (CAM), exclusively handles the talent buying for La Zona Rosa (Austin), Trees (Dallas), Gypsy Tea Room (Dallas), Capital Sports and Entertainment and the Austin City Limits Music Festival. CAM sells approximately 350,000 tickets in Texas.