ACL 2021 kicked off this past weekend and the fans were treated to some amazing music & of course fun partying! Check out Week One in Pictures.
A wild weekend of sun, sounds, and sensational music, ACL Festival started with some weather and finished off with the sort of scorching day that one expects from the festival. The crowds were vast and stages packed but even in the midst of all the crazy, it wasn’t hard to find friends and families having a ball surrounded by music and madness. Here are some shots of the weekend that was.
ACL Festival Week One 2021 – Day One Pictures
Overnight rains and a muddy field caused ACL Fest 2021 to be delayed until 3:00. For much of the day, the clouds battled the sun for airspace, but the end result was a pleasant days of fun and music. While none of our early morning Austin artists were able to perform (gutted for Primo the Alien, Darkbird, Audic Empire, and Nane), we did get treated to a stunning set by The Black Pumas.
Day Two Pictures
Another day clouds and concern, the rain held out and attendees were treated to another great day of music. Saturday was the busiest of the weekend with massive crowds jamming small and large stages alike. Local music was represented by the amazing Sir Woman, the powerhouse rock of Missio, a steamy Latin set by Gina Chavez, and a monster performance by local phenom DayGlow. Oh, and UT won to the delight of a sizable crowd. Never a bad thing!
ACL Festival 2021 Week One – Day Three Pictures
With no rain fears in sight, the threat of rain drops gave way to a day of brutal, sweaty sunshine. This is par for the course at ACL, but the heat made me wish for a sprinkle or two of rain. Regardless, the final day of Weekend Three was a tidal wave of great music, especially from our local heroes, Shooks, Deezie Brown, and TC Superstar. The rest of my day was spent roaming the park, soaking in music from dozens of different artists.
That’s the fun of ACL for me. Sampling music like a buffet and meeting like-minded people looking to have a good time. Yes, there are drawbacks a-plenty, but I’m choosing to focus on the positive aspect of a fun-filled weekend packed with music, local talent, and one-of-a-kind excitement. And while I’m not sure my 40 year old body could take Weekend Two, I’d sure as heck give it a go! To those embarking on that musical journey, have a blast!
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