With a timeline of articles and photos spanning 2002 to 2011, the Austin American-Statesman's award winning editorial staff and contributors trace the evolution of the Austin City Limits Music Festival from a small regional event in Austin’s Zilker Park to one of the country’s premiere destination music festivals. We recreate standout moments that will resonate with festival attendees and music fans alike. From its roots as two-day shindig full of Texas artists to a three-day (expanding to six days in 2013) party known the world over, some of the biggest names in pop music have played the fest, from Coldplay to Kanye, from Willie Nelson to R.E.M. This ebook collects most, but not nearly all, of the news stories and reviews the American-Statesman staff and freelancers wrote about ACL for the festival’s first 10 years. It is chock-full of energized photography shot by staff photojournalists whose work has driven millions of page views to austin360.com with their depictions of not only the music, but the funk of Austin and the festival. There are many, many more reviews of live sets that there was room for here. There are hundreds more images as well. To find more, head over to austin360.com and check out our Austin Music Source archives.
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Reviews for ACL Music Fest: Rockin' Coverage 2002-2011