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Austin music festival news lights up this week's most popular stories

Austin music festival news lights up this week's most popular stories

Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Deerhunter Crowd
Sound on Sound Fest was unexpectedly canceled as ACL was getting started. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Matthew McConaughey ACL Fest
Actor Matthew McConaughey enjoying Jay-Z's set at ACL 2017. Austin City Limits/Snapchat
Honest Marys Sedona bowl
A healthy grain bowl from newly opened Honest Mary's in the Arboretum. Photo by Kate LeSueur
Skull & Cakebones cakewich
This Skull & Cakebones cakewich is just one of the treats available at ACL Fest. Skull & Cakebones/ Facebook
SXSW Festival Austin skyline
SXSW announced the first wave of musical acts for the 2018 conference. SXSW/Facebook
Sound on Sound Fest 2016 Deerhunter Crowd
Matthew McConaughey ACL Fest
Honest Marys Sedona bowl
Skull & Cakebones cakewich
SXSW Festival Austin skyline

Editor's note: News from Austin's many music festivals leads this round of top stories. Read on for more of the week's most popular headlines.

1. Popular Austin music festival unexpectedly pulls the plug. Sound on Sound Fest, the destination festival from the founder of Fun Fun Fun Fest, unexpectedly called it quits as ACL was starting. The team is working to reschedule several of the acts that were booked for the November event.

2. Matthew McConaughey spotted at ACL Fest for Jay-Z concert. Beyoncé may have not made a rumored appearance at her husband’s headlining set, but hometown hero Matthew McConaughey and wife, Camila Alves, were there to enjoy the show.

3. Healthy new North Austin eatery now serving fast, fresh grain bowls. Eating well in North Austin became a little easier this week with the opening of Honest Mary’s, a new fast casual concept that offers bowls that fit a variety of specialty diets, from Whole 30 to gluten-free.

4. Twelve things you must eat and drink at Austin City Limits Music Festival. Heading out to Zilker Park this weekend? Here are the essential bites and sips you need to try.

5. SXSW Music releases first round of bands for 2018 festival. The annual music, interactive, and film conference released its first list of over 200 artists slated to perform in March, including buzzy international acts and local favorites.