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Friends of Austin City Limits

Support Austin PBS and the legendary Austin City Limits - an original production of Austin PBS, KLRU-TV and the longest running live music performance program in television history – by becoming part of Friends of Austin City Limits.

Celebrating Austin PBS’s 46th Season!

Now the longest-running music program in television history, 2020 marks the 46th season of Austin City Limits. As part of our Friends of ACL program, you will be able to join with a special group of donors to Austin PBS who share a passion for supporting and experiencing Austin City Limits. As a thank you for their annual donations to Austin PBS, Friends of ACL members are invited to exclusive Austin PBS major donor events, productions and community conversations, including the opportunity to be a part of the television studio audience at tapings for the Austin City Limits television program.

Each new season of Austin City Limits a well-rounded season of 13 episodes taped throughout the year in downtown Austin, Texas at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. ACL highlights every genre of music and artists with high-profile acts, new up-and-comers and legendary acts. Recent seasons included acts like John Prine, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae, Patty Griffin, Billie Eilish, Yola, Buddy Guy, H.E.R., Sam Smith, Alessia Cara, St. Vincent, Gary Clark Jr., Black Pumas, Arctic Monkeys, Maggie Rogers and so many more. Tapings are scheduled throughout the year based on artist availability and announced to Friends of ACL members soon after 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.

Friends of ACL Membership Levels

ALL LEVELS RECEIVE:

  • Invitations to exclusive Austin PBS Major Donor events.

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

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

  • 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. Unused 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 welch from Florence and the Machine, flipping her hair and playing a tamborine on the Austin City Limits stage.

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

Tue, 11/24

Plan Ahead, Get Ahead, Feel Good!

We all have the ability to help, to spread happiness and kindness.

Mon, 11/23

Holiday Programming 2020

Get merry and bright with family friendly viewing!

Wed, 11/18

“It’s a resource that can’t be beat.”

Julie Hildebrand is a first grade teacher in Austin ISD. She shared how Austin PBS has helped her navigate the pandemic as an educator.