Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits

About Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits (often abbreviated as ACL) is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin, Texas by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Public television member station KLRU, and broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States. The show helped Austin to become widely known as the 'Live Music Capital of the World,' and is the only television show to receive the National Medal of Arts, which it was awarded in 2003. Initially created to celebrate the music of Texasfeaturing western swing, Texas blues, Tejano music, progressive country, and rock n' rollthe series has gone on to feature regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles, including jazz, alternative country, alternative rock, folk music, and jam band. The show inspired the creation of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, an annual live music festival at Zilker Park in Austin.