Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton and More Set for 2016 Austin City Limits Music Festival
The 2016 Austin City Limits Music Festival will be here before you know it, and as revealed on Thursday (May 5), country music will get a lot of love at the annual event. Artists including Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris will be gracing the festival's stage.
This year's ACL Music Festival, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016, is scheduled to take place over two weekends: Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and Oct. 7-9; the event will run 11AM-10PM each day. In addition to Nelson, Stapleton and Morris, other country stars in the expansive lineup include Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Anderson East, Asleep at the Wheel, Shane Smith & the Saints, Aubrie Sellers, Amanda Shires (you may know her as Jason Isbell's wife), Lanco and Luke Winslow-King.
There's plenty of love for Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel from Austin City Limits: Both acts are part of ACL Hall of Fame, so it's not a huge surprise to see their names in the festival's 2016 lineup. Nelson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014; he was the first musician to perform on the Austin City Limits television show when it premiered in 1974. Asleep at the Wheel, meanwhile, were inducted in 2015.
Other big names performing at the 2016 Austin City Limits Music Festival are Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Haim, Kendrick Lamar and many more. For the full lineup, ticket information and more, visit the official ACL Fest website.
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