Austin, TX (PressExposure) October 02, 2009 -- Preparations are already well underway for the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival. One of the big events of the world-renowned Austin music scene, the festival is scheduled to run from October 2-4, 2009, and features such well-known bands as Pearl Jam, the Dave Matthews Band, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mos Def, and Flogging Molly.
Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, and for good reason; Austin offers the perfect creative environment for songwriters and performers and countless live music venues and events designed to showcase their talents. The Austin City Limits Music Festival is one of the largest and best-known such events. Each year it features performances by famous artists spanning the entire range of popular music; from hip-hop to gospel to classic rock and roll, Austin City Limits covers the musical spectrum.
This yearâs festival will be held in scenic Zilker Park and features performances held on seven separate stages, including the centrally located Austin Ventures Stage and the Livestrong Stage, which is dedicated to the fight against cancer. The stage was named in honor of Lance Armstrong, and Austin City Limits festival promoters are urging guests to dress in yellow on Friday night to show their support for cancer research and the search for a cure; Friday is Livestrongâs Global Day of Awareness and Action.
Festival officials are advising guests that they should dress comfortably for the weather and the venue; the large stages are located about half a mile from each other within the 46-acre park, so comfortable shoes are a must. Transportation will be provided via shuttle service from Republic Square Park, allowing easy accessibility from downtown Austin. Guests are encouraged to bring along a reusable water bottle; free water stations will be available throughout the park.
Friday night features performances by the Kings of Leon, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Coheed and Cambria, the Gospel Silvertones, and the Palm School/Barton Hills Choir, among others. Saturday offers up acts including the Dave Matthews Band, the Levon Helm Band, Mos Def, Flogging Molly, the Decemberists, and the River City Christianettes, while Sundayâs lineup includes Pearl Jam, the Toadies, the B-52s, Arctic Monkeys, State Radio, and the Rebirth Brass Band. The Austin City Limits Music Festival offers something for every musical taste. For the kids, Austin Kiddie Limits offers games, School of Rock workshops, activities, and live music from performers like Loose Cannons, Lunch Money, Milkshake, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, and The Telephone Company. Children ten and under enter the festival free with a paid adult admission.
Joe Cline of Affinity Properties stated, âThe Austin City Limits Music Festival brings out the community every year, and showcases the vibrant musical heritage of the Austin area. Itâs just one more reason Austin is such a great place to live and work.â This year marks the seventh annual Austin City Limits event; in its first year, 2002, it featured acts including Ryan Adams, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Shawn Colvin, and Austinâs own James McMurtry. In 2009, Austin City Limits continues to reflect the live music scene of Austin at its best.
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