Austin City Limits Music Festival is finally here! Did you know that ACL partners with local nonprofits that help save and improve lives? Their mission is to support good causes and provide an opportunity for select organizations to gain support from thousands of enthusiastic, like-minded people. We can’t think of a better place for these nonprofits to gain exposure than at ACL.
Some of our favorite nonprofits including The Central Texas Food Bank, HAAM, SAFE, and The SIMS Foundation will be on-site at ACL so make sure to check them out between performances. For a full list of nonprofits that will be at the festival, click here.
ACL Fest is also introducing the ACL Cares Academy this year, where you can learn from and engage with organizations and causes through interactive panels, meet and greets, and fun activities including yoga. This academy will be hosted by local comedian Lisa Friedrich, and feature organizations such as PETA and the Austin Music Foundation. Check out the schedule for the ACL Cares Academy here.
In an effort to make the festival greener this year, Austin Parks Foundation is encouraging recycling and composting as well as educating fans about their Recycling in Parks initiative. You can even win a specially designed ACL Fest line-up tee by picking up a bag of recyclables from the grounds. To see all of the eco-friendly organizations that APF is partnering with, head to this link.
Lastly, there’s still time to sign up to be a volunteer for ACL Fest. Volunteers spread the word about APF’s greening programs and encourage fans to get involved. Plus, all volunteers get to enjoy the festival before or after their shift for free. Sign up to be a volunteer here.
Whether you’re attending Weekend One or Two, Good Party wish you a safe and fun ACL!
Written by: Madison Lammert