Austin City Limits Kicks off 39th Season October 5th
Mikela Floyd

Austin City Limits (ACL), the groundbreaking television music series, returns for its 39th Season this fall with a must-see line-up featuring indie stars, legendary artists and talented newcomers. The season premiere debuts Saturday, October 5th and features a double headliner with Latin artists Juanes and Jesse & Joy. ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings for times) and full episodes are made available online at immediately following the initial broadcast.

This year's lineup includes indie stars (and KGSR favorites) Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Grizzly Bear and Dawes making their ACL debuts. ACL showcases the best new talent from the U.S. and beyond, including breakthrough British acts Emeli Sandé and Michael Kiwanuka, and Americana's newest stars, Shovels & Rope and The Lumineers in their ACL debuts. A season highlight is ACL veterans Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell performing together for the first time on the ACL stage. Multiple Grammy-winning band fun., 2013 Grammy Award winners for Best New Artist, round out the first half of the season with an unforgettable performance. ACL Executive Producer Terry Lickona says, “Every year Austin City Limits makes history, and this year is no exception—launching the new season with two of Latin music's biggest superstars. We're also proud to continue the tradition of showcasing some of music's most amazing new talent, and as usual our music mix offers a little something for everybody's taste!"

Season 39 Fall Broadcast Schedule (six additional episodes to be announced)
October 5 Juanes | Jesse & Joy
October 12 Phoenix
October 19 The Lumineers | Shovels & Rope
October 26 Vampire Weekend | Grizzly Bear
November 2 Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
November 9 Emeli Sandé | Michael Kiwanuka
November 16 fun. | Dawes
November 23 ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2013

The complete line-up for the full 13-week season, including six new episodes to air beginning
January 2014, will be announced at a later date. Check the news section of

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