Austin City Limits has officially been canceled due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

Austin City Limits (ACL), the annual 3-day festival where seasoned festival-goers converge from around the world including El Paso has canceled for the year.

For the last seven years, my friends and I have religiously planned trips to Austin where we come together for a weekend of music, fun, and a memorable one-of-a-kind concert experience. As a matter of fact, ACL was the last massive music festival I attended in 2019 featuring headliners Billie Eilish, LIZZO, The Cure, and Guns n’ Roses.

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As incredibly awesome as the whole ACL Festival experience is – this year, promoters of the event released a statement deciding to cancel due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic stating - “We would have loved to put on another memorable show this year, however, with the uncertainty surrounding the current situation in Texas, this decision is the only responsible solution. The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff, and the entire Austin community remain our highest priority”.

The statement went on to say that the music fest would be returning to Zilker Park on October 1-3 and October 8-10, 2021 just in time to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.

Since 2002, Austin City Limits has served as a mecca for thousands of music lovers descending annually into the city including many El Pasoans. The music festival is one of the largest live music events in the country, featuring more than 120 music acts across eight stages sprawling across the vast park.

Every year, over two weekends, the music fest takes over Zilker Park where massive stages, hundreds of local food vendors, bars, artisans, and interactive activities including a whole area dedicated to kids comes to life.

Over the years I’ve met some pretty awesome characters at the festival and even made some friends along the way. Even though 2020 is turning out to be a dud for concert-goers such as myself, I am definitely looking forward to next year’s 20th ACL anniversary – where the revelry will surely equal that of epic proportions.

Refunds:

  • Ticketholders who have already purchased tickets can hold on to their tickets for next year’s festival at 2019 prices
  • Refunds will be made available for fans who purchased directly through the festival and cannot attend next year’s dates
  • All current ticket holders will receive an email from Front Gate Tickets with information on both options