Austin City Limits (ACL) is a public television series that produces and broadcasts live, original musical performances from both up and coming and accomplished artists.
The historic KLRU Studio 6A, home to 36 years of concerts, has been designated an official Rock & Roll Landmark and the show remains the only TV series to ever be awarded the National Medal of Arts. In 2011, ACL moved to the new venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. The show continues to air weekly on PBS stations nationwide and tapings are made available online.
With more than 800 concerts recorded, ACL has captured performances from legendary artists such as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Emmylou Harris and Leonard Cohen as well as some of the most compelling contemporary performers including Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams.
The intimate setting and straightforward production styles create what the The New York Times calls “unvarnished performances.” And Paste Magazine named it the “best place for music on television.” The Los Angeles Times concurs: “The show’s track record of engaging performances has to be one of the best in the nation.”
Learn more about Austin City Limits, programming and history at austincitylimits.org.