Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011: Highlights

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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011: Highlights

Austin City Limits (often abbreviated as ACL) is an American Public  TV music program that helped Austin Texas to become widely known as “Live Music Capital of the World,” and is the only television show to receive the National Medal of Arts, which it was awarded in 2003.

 

Initially created to celebrate the “Music of Texas” featuring “Western swing,” “Texas bluesTejano music, progressive country, and rock n’ roll, the series has gone on to feature regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles, including jazz, alternative country, Folk music and “Jam band.”

 

The show inspired the creation of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, an annual live music festival at Zilker Park in Austin.

The 2011 ACL Festival was a huge success, and took place on eight stages, in Austin, Texas, on September 16-18, 2011 with 130 bands and tens of thousands of fans in attendance.

The 2011 lineup included headliners such as Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket, as well as many exciting newer acts such as Fleet Foxes, The Cults, Young the Giant, and many others. Check out the amazing highlights video above from the last day of the featival. Pretty Awesome!

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