Legendary artist Eric Church will appear beside names like Kings of Leon and The Mavericks for the Austin City Limits Music Festival set to launch this October. With thousands due to arrive for the two weekend event, the entire affair promises to be an exciting endeavor to remember.
When the Austin City Limits Music Festival gets under way this October in the Texas capital, it'll do so with an especially impressive list of country and country-crossover artists.
Held for the first time over two weekends—Oct. 4–6 and Oct. 11–13—at Austin's sprawling Zilker Park, ACL Fest features such modern-rock headliners as Kings of Leon, Muse and Depeche Mode, but it's risk-taking twangers like Eric Church and The Mavericks that will gain country fans' attention. Other country acts on the bill include Holly Williams, Court Yard Hounds (made up of Dixie Chicks Emily Erwin and Martie Maguire), perennial ACL Fest players Asleep at the Wheel and R&B icon Lionel Richie, who entered the Nashville scene last year with his Tuskegee duets album.
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