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Friends of Austin City Limits

Experience the legendary Austin City Limits - an original production of Austin PBS, KLRU-TV and the longest running live music performance program in television history.

Celebrating Austin PBS’s 46th Season!

Now the longest-running music program in television history, 2020 marks the 46th season of Austin City Limits. Austin PBS provides access to these live performances and other exclusive invitations through the Friends of Austin City Limits program as a thank you for your annual membership contribution to Austin PBS, KLRU-TV.

Each season brings 18-20 performances that make up a well-rounded season including some high-profile acts, surprises, new up-and-comers and legendary acts that give ACL its roots. Recent seasons included acts like Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae, Billie Eilish, Vampire Weekend, H.E.R., Sam Smith, Alessia Cara, St. Vincent, Gary Clark Jr., Black Pumas, Arctic Monkeys, Willie Nelson, Maggie Rogers and so many more. Tapings are scheduled throughout the year based on artist availability and announced to members as soon as they are booked.

Support provided through Friends of ACL helps Austin PBS deliver quality public television and services in Central Texas that impact the community through local productions, programming and educational outreach delivered on-air, online and on the ground.

Friends of ACL Waitlist

Due to the popularity and low turn-over in the program, all levels of Friends of ACL are at capacity and waitlisted. New members are invited off the waitlist to join at either 'Friends With A View' or 'Friends Up Front' entry levels. Learn more about how to join the Friends of ACL Waitlist.

BECOME A WAITLIST MEMBER

Friends of ACL Membership Levels

ALL LEVELS RECEIVE:

  • Invitation Icon

    Invitations to exclusive Austin PBS Major Donor events.

  • ACL Hall of Fame Icon

    Pre-sale to Austin PBS's annual benefit concert ACL Hall of Fame and Induction & Ceremony.

  • Recognition Icon

    Listed recognition on Current Friends of Austin City Limits webpage and in the end of season commemorative poster program.

  • Stage Icon

    First-in access to the hottest stage in town and the warm and fuzzies knowing you are supporting Austin PBS, providing your community with access to quality content, community services and public events.

Friends with a View

$5,000

Entry-Level

  • Two (2) passes to every Austin City Limits taping during your 12 month membership term.
  • You choose your seats based on section or best available at time of RSVP. Seating provided in first six rows across balcony level.

Friends up Front

$5,000

Entry-Level

  • Twenty-four (24) total passes to attend Austin City Limits tapings of your choice in your membership year (Max. of four (4) passes to a taping, some may be restricted and limited to two (2) passes.)
  • General admission access to the stage-level for standing room only.
  • Passes are valid for 12 months from date of donation. Un-used passes cannot be rolled over.
  • If all passes are used in less than 12 months, early renewal is accepted with a new expiration date 12 months out.

Friends Seated

$6,000

  • Twenty-four (24) total passes to attend Austin City Limits tapings of your choice in your membership year (Max. of four (4) passes to a taping, some may be restricted to two (2) passes.)
  • General admission access to the stage-level for open seating on risers.
  • Passes are valid for 12 months from date of donation. Un-used passes cannot be rolled over.
  • If all passes are used in less than 12 months, early renewal is accepted with a new expiration date 12 months out.

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Friends on the Mezz

$12,000

  • Two (2) passes to each Austin City Limits taping.
  • Same reserved seating on mezzanine level for each taping.
  • Membership runs on a calendar year from January 1 to December 31.

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Friends on the Mezz

$24,000

  • Four (4) passes to each Austin City Limits taping.
  • Same reserved seating on mezzanine level for each taping.
  • Membership runs on a calendar year from January 1 to December 31.

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Other Ways to Experience Austin City Limits

Florence and the Machine

In addition to or in lieu of being on the waitlist, there are other ways you can show your support for Austin PBS as an individual or business and be eligible to experience Austin City Limits. One way is to join us for Austin PBS’s annual Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction & Celebration each fall. To learn about more options, contact Amanda Hutchins at ahutchins@klru.org.

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