Austin City Limits announces KLRU Presents: Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years, an all-star benefit concert on Thursday, June 26 featuring some of the brightest stars in the show's history returning to the Austin City Limits stage. The star-studded evening, hosted by Jeff Bridges and Sheryl Crow, will feature Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen, Kris Kristofferson, Lloyd Maines, Bonnie Raitt, T Bone Burnett, Jimmie Vaughan, Grupo Fantasma and Doyle Bramhall II along with musical performances from Bridges and Crow, celebrating Austin City Limits legacy as an American music institution over the last four decades.
Commemorating the trailblazing music series 40th Anniversary, the evening will benefit KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, which created Austin City Limits in 1974 and still produces the show today. The concert will take place at ACL's home, ACL Live at The Moody Theater, and will be taped as part of a two-hour primetime special, Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years, airing Friday, October 3, 9 – 11pm ET, on PBS. ACL continues its remarkable run, kicking off its milestone 40th year with the series season premiere on October 4. The complete broadcast episode schedule for Season 40 will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for KLRU Presents: Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years will go on sale to the public Friday, May 16th at 11 am at klru.org/benefit. Tickets start at $75.
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