First-time visitors might be surprised to find themselves being entertained with live music as they walk through the terminal at Austin's airport after deplaning. But they shouldn't be. Live music, and music in many other forms, is everywhere in Austin.
So what better way to officially welcome Annual Convention attendees to the Live Music Capital of the World than an evening of music compliments of our hosts at the Austin CVB. Austinites love festivals, and at this year’s Opening Reception we are bringing the festival to you inside ACL Live at The Moody Theatre, the state of the art home for the acclaimed PBS TV series Austin City Limits.
When you see the famed Willie Nelson statue as you arrive at the venue, you’ll know you’re at the right place. And the second you hear one of his famous tunes sung by local musician Corey Baum you’re officially on festival grounds! Follow the rhythmic beats up the stairs and join the dance party with the Kupira Marimba Trio, who is taking Texas by storm with their high-energy traditional African marimba music.
Be sure to purchase your ACL Live swag and get your photo taken in front of the Austin skyline as if you’re standing on that famous stage. Enjoy local festival fare and wash it all down with some signature Austin cocktails while listening to the high energy live performance of one Austin’s best musical talent, The NightOwls. We’ll also have plenty of activities to get you into festival spirit, including the Austin City Limits photo gallery tour with first hand commentary by the official ACL staff photographer.
So bring your dancing shoes, and maybe pick up your copy of Austin Music, Volume 13 beforehand so you’ll be hip to the scene. One thing is for sure, this is a party you won’t want to miss!