Didn't get tickets to the sold-out first weekend of the biggest ACL Festival Austin has ever had? It's okay, it's just not your year. There is always next weekend, next year, and a host of other events around town going on around town.
This year, the "other ACL," that is, the Austin Corn Lovers Festival, will feature the Old 97's, The Beaumonts, Two Hoots and a Holler, and a number of other Texas bands. The fest will run throughout the weekend at various locations around Austin and promises to be much, much cheaper than Zilker with cover charges never above $8.
There is missing ACL and then there is missing your last chance to get your beer and brats on at on Rainey Street at Banger's Oktoberfest. Don't miss an opportunity to exercise your limited German vocabulary and eat like a Bavarian at Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden Saturday and Sunday.
All you need are Reese's Pieces, a sense of childlike wonder, and a blanket for this free showing of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater. Show starts at 6:30 on Friday, 10/4.
The Mohawk will have Helio Sequence and Menomena with them on Friday, 10/4, for those still looking for good music outside of Zilker. Doors are at 8 PM, the show is at 9, and any other ticketing info can be found here.
If you want to hang out nearby the action, check out the free Barton Springs Block Party Benefitting HAAM running both weekends and featuring such treats that just might make you forget about the ACL lineup as Tito's Vodka, Gourdough's, Hey Cupcake!, Whole Foods and Dulce Vida Tequila. RSVP here. 21+ only.
No wristband required for the ACL Offical Late Night Shows which are NOT YET all sold out! If you hurry to buy tickets you can still catch the Bright Light Social Hour, Grouplove, Aaron Behren's and the Midnight Stroll, Franz Ferdinand, Dawes, Toro y Moi. Get on it.
KGSR will also be providing a no-wristband-required ACL experience at our live broadcasts at Threadgill's World Headquarters Friday and Saturday morning. Come for brunch and for a taste of ACL through Max Frost, Court Yard Hounds, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down and more. For more event details and tips on how to score a free breakfast taco, check out the KGSR ACL page.