ACL Festival 2011
Mini-Me ACL

Tiny tunes adventures: Austin Kiddie Limits rocks for the little ones


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ACL knows that, when it comes to preserving Austin's music reputation, we gotta teach our children about good music early. Therefore, ACL has teamed with HEB and Grammy-nominated music producer Tor Hyams to produce the awesome (and adorable) Austin Kiddie Limits.

Located off to the right of the Honda stage, The Austin Kiddie Limits stage gets its own quieter area at the rear of the park and stays open from 11:30am-4:30pm each day of the festival.

More than just music, Austin City Limits features creation stations for the kiddos to create colorful works of art to take home with them at the end of the day.

Abrakadoodle invites kids to throw and splatter paint in their head-to-toe covers to create a teamwork "action painting" masterpiece.

If you're going to be a rock star, you have to look the part. Luckily, stylists from 77Kids by American Eagle were handing out mini fauxhawks and spray painting them every color of the rainbow.

It wouldn't be an Austin event if someone didn't walk away with a tattoo. Luckily, Kati Hammitt is on hand to give out (temporary) butterflies, dragons, flowers and hearts.

Once you look the part, you're ready to impress your fans with your talent. At the Hip Hop Workshop, the Q Brothers teach you how to rap, scratch and beatbox. You can even record your own single.

If you need help coming up with your new rap name or celebrity persona, Theater Action Project is in attendance at the Alter Ego Factory. They'll help you scientifically choose the name that will make your fans remember you.

Next door, the School of Rock tent lets your little ones try their hands with their instruments of choice. Whether it's drums, guitars or keyboards, Colleen Bell and her School of Rock Team will prep your kids for the big time.

Besides their workshops, the School of Rock graduates will be in attendance to host an air guitar competition and a karaoke sing-along. They'll also take the AKL stage Friday and Sunday afternoons.

With their new looks, training and plenty of practice, your Austin Kiddies can reach the big time and finally show off their expertise like AKL rockers Brady Rymer, Sara Hickman, Quinn Sullivan and Kiddie Limits organizer Tor Hyams. An accomplished musican himself, Hyams will take the stage as host as well as a musician.