Austin City Limits is an American television music program and a staple of the Public Broadcasting Service. Austin City Limits was initially created with an eye and ear toward original Texas music, featuring artists that created innovative new sounds in everything from western swing and Texas blues to Tejano music, progressive country and rock n' roll. The series went on to feature a wide range of American roots artists, covering a variety of styles and expanding beyond the borders of the Lone Star State. As the programs audience has grown, the music has encompassed regional, national and even international performers, and producer Terry Lickona continues to seek a balance of music genres in every new season. Austin City Limits today focuses on the unique contributions of diverse artists, music and songwriting from around the world.First aired in 1976, Austin City Limits has become American television's longest-running concert music program. The program is taped live by PBS member station KLRU on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Images of Austin, Texas, the self-proclaimed "Live Music Capital of the World," are seen in the opening credits. ACL's set also features a mock skyline of Austin. The show inspired the Austin City Limits Music Festival, an annual live music festival at Zilker Park in Austin.
Enjoy a visually and sonically stunning hour with Grammy-winning art-rock performer St. Vincent. The groundbreaking singer-songwriter-guitarist and her band perform songs from her acclaimed LP “Masseduction.”
Savor an hour-long set with songwriting legend John Prine. The veteran musician performs songs from his critically acclaimed recent album “The Tree of Forgiveness,” as well as gems from his catalogue.
Relish an hour of blue-eyed soul with worldwide superstar Sam Smith and emerging singer-songwriter Anderson East. UK native Smith sings mega-hits and tunes from his sophomore album “The Thrill of It All.” Alabama soul/R&B singer East romps through songs from his acclaimed LP “Encore.”
Simon makes his Austin City Limits debut performing songs from his classic catalog and from his 13th solo album “Stranger to Stranger.”
Enjoy new classics and fan favorites from music icon Robert Plant. The British superstar sings classics from the catalogs of Led Zeppelin, the blues canon and his solo Americana albums.
A thrilling hour with rock & roll legend Iggy Pop in his first-ever ACL appearance. The Detroit native blasts through classics and cuts from his latest album “Post Pop Depression,” accompanied by members of Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys.
Enjoy the best performances from the 2016 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony. Featured artists include Bonnie Raitt, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, Alison Krauss and more.
Relish an hour with bestselling pop sensation Ed Sheeran. The British singer/songwriter performs hits and songs from his latest album “÷”
Enjoy a career-spanning set from The Pretenders. The legendary rock & roll band performs songs from their latest album Alone alongside beloved classics “Back On the Chain Gang,” “Brass in Pocket” and “Middle of the Road.”
Savor an hour with Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Southern country rock act Zac Brown Band. The Atlanta octet performs songs from its latest record “Welcome Home,” as well as its greatest hits.
Enjoy an unforgettable hour with dynamic performances from two of today’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, Norah Jones and Angel Olsen. Texas native Jones makes her fourth appearance on ACL in support of her LP “Day Breaks.” Indie breakout star Olsen sings tunes from her stellar album “My Woman.”
Enjoy a show-stopping hour with country superstar Miranda Lambert in her third ACL appearance. The CMA- and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter delivers a powerful performance of hits and songs from her acclaimed LP “The Weight of These Wings.”
Dig the modern Americana sounds of The Head and The Heart and Benjamin Booker. Seattle’s folk-rocking THaTH supports its latest acclaimed album “Signs of Light,” while New Orleans’ Booker rips through the blues, soul and rock of “Witness.”
Groove to a full hour with hip-hop superstars Run The Jewels. The duo showcases its latest album “Run the Jewels 3,” as well as its greatest hits.
Relish the ACL debut of alternative rock icon LCD Soundsystem. The recently revived band spotlights hits and songs from its comeback album “American Dream.”
Enjoy an hour of contemporary country music with Chris Stapleton and Turnpike Troubadours. The rock and soul-influenced Stapleton highlights his acclaimed second album “From a Room Vol. 1.” The jamming Troubadours draw from their latest record “A Long Way From Your Heart.”
Foo Fighters perform selections from their 2014 "Sonic Highways" album.