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ACL Nights will drop tickets all at once to more than 40 festival acts in 9 Austin venues
Hot on the heels of ACL Fest's August 17 announcement — alerting attendees to the full schedule, which kicks off the first real planning sessions — the festival is back with more.
ACL Nights, an after-hours concert series, is solving FOMO left and right for festival-goers who had to make tough choices during the day, or fans who didn't want to commit to the whole festival but still want to see some of their favorite artists. The festival announced the schedule for the nighttime series on August 22, including dozens of musical acts.
Even though these sets are after-hours, many still conflict with the headlining sets at Zilker Park, so folks at the actual festival should probably still prioritize those shows. ACL Nights, though, offers a chance at a more intimate experience across eight Austin venues — some familiar to many, and some more niche.
Sales for all ACL Nights tickets will open on August 24 at 10 am Central. Set an alarm and have a plan, because some of these will go fast. Browse all the shows, and enter to win or buy tickets at do512.com.
The eight venues included in ACL Nights are:
- Moody Amphitheater: The new-ish outdoor venue at Waterloo Park, under a recognizable veranda of criss-crossing white sticks. Austinites are still trickling in and learning this new venue, which is relatively small and formal.
- Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater: Around the back at Stubb's Bar-B-Q, this is a classic Austin venue that participates in a lot of local festivals. This is an easy place to grab a snack without having to leave the show.
- Stubb's Indoors: It's the same place, but indoors. This area is much smaller and can be viewed from inside the restaurant, but only from certain angles.
- Emo's Austin: This venue is a bit out-of-the-way over in Riverside. Travelers visiting for the festival will recognize this more standard warehouse-like experience, which is actually uncommon around Austin.
- Scoot Inn: One of Austin's most unique venues, Scoot Inn offers lots of rustic charm without having to leave the city. It generally books hard-to-define indie bands.
- Superstition: This disco nightclub hasn't even been open a full year in Austin, but it's already inspired about a bazillion Instagram posts. This one's for the concert-goers who prefer a party to a jam.
- Antone's: This historic blues club needs no introduction. But if you've got friends visiting from out of town, this will be a great opportunity to show them one of Austin's top venues.
- C-Boy's Heart and Soul: This is for Antone's fans who want a little South Austin flavor. The bar draws tons of locals and is a bit of a hidden gem, with blues and soul bands all week.
- 3TEN: This is as close to the original Austin City Limits as you can get without actually being there. For those who don't know, ACL Fest is sort of a spin-off of a television series hosted next door to this downtown venue.
The acts on the schedule include:
- Death Grips (immediately sold out — all the more reason to make the set during the fest)
- Cigarettes After Sex
- Mt. Joy
- Tash Saltana
- The Walkmen
- Rina Sawayama
- Empress Of
- Disko Cowboy
- Thirty Seconds to Mars
- The Breeders
- Bob Moses
- Tegan and Sara
- New West
- Nessa Barrett
- Del Water Gap
- Yves Tumor
- The Teskey Brothers
- Abraham Alexander
- Madison Cunningham
- Miya Folick
- Above & Beyond
- Becky Hill
- Chris Shiflett
- Ellis Bullard
- Devon Gilfillian
- The Shooks
- Gypsy Mitchell
- Charlotte Adigery
- Bolis Pupul
- Jane Leo
- Mac Saturn
- Bass Drum of Death
- The Altons