Austin City Limits
Great music. No limits. Now the longest-running music series in American television history, ACL showcases popular music legends and innovators from every genre.Austin City Limits has one or more episodes free on PBS. It's a documentary show with 348 episodes over 38 seasons. Austin City Limits has a new episode airing on January 4th, 2019 (PST). It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (204 votes).
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S01 E01Jan 1, 1975
Willie Nelson Jan 1, 1975
S02 E10Dec 15, 1977
Willis Alan Ramsey / Roy Buchanan Dec 15, 1977
S04 E08Dec 24, 2011
Pure Prairie League followed by Bobby Bare Dec 24, 2011
S04 E13Jan 25, 1979
Norton Buffalo Jan 25, 1979
S08 E02Jan 1, 1983
Roy Orbison Jan 1, 1983
S08 E05Feb 11, 1983
B.B. King Feb 11, 1983 “B.B. King personified blues music for the whole world...He was larger than life, but a gentle man with a kind soul and big heart. His ACL performance ranks as one of my personal favorites, and I was never more proud than when he somehow slipped ‘Austin City Limits’ into the lyric of his classic rendition of Willie Nelson’s ‘Night Life.’ We’ve lost a giant.” Terry Lickona, ACL Executive Producer
S09 E01Jan 1, 1984
Ray Charles / Lee Greenwood Jan 1, 1984
S09 E02Jan 1, 1984
Jerry Lee Lewis Jan 1, 1984
S09 E03Jan 1, 1984
Freddy Powers with Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard Jan 1, 1984
S09 E04Jan 1, 1984
Gary Morris / Gail Davies Jan 1, 1984
S09 E05Jan 1, 1984
The Whites / New Grass Revival Jan 1, 1984
S09 E06Jan 1, 1984
Jimmy Buffett Jan 1, 1984
S09 E07Jan 1, 1984
Johnny Rodriguez / David Allen Coe Jan 1, 1984
S10 E01Mar 1, 1985
Larry Gatlin / Nanci Griffith Mar 1, 1985
S10 E02Sep 25, 1984
Neil Young and The International Harvesters Sep 25, 1984
S10 E11Mar 1, 1985
Larry Gatlin / Nanci Griffith Mar 1, 1985
S11 E01Feb 21, 1986
Tanya Tucker / Sawyer Brown Feb 21, 1986
S13 E02Apr 2, 1988
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band followed by New Grass Revival Apr 2, 1988 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has spent 19 years in the music business building a reputation as high-energy performers. Next, the New Grass Revival takes traditional bluegrass instruments and uses them to make a wide variety of music.
S14 E05Feb 25, 1989
Emmylou Harris followed by Nanci Griffith Feb 25, 1989 Two of country's most respected female songwriters entertain the Austin audience. Emmylou Harris has been wowing audiences for years with her sincere and touching lyrics. Nanci Griffith is the "queen of folkabilly" and an Austin favorite.
S14 E07Mar 10, 1989
Dwight Yoakam followed by Patty Loveless Mar 10, 1989 A hillbilly rebel, Dwight Yoakam has a unique Bakersfield sound. Legend Buck Owens joins with Flaco Jimenez to appear with Yoakam for "The Streets of Bakersfield." Next, Patty Loveless has the clear sure voice of her Kentucky bluegrass roots.
S14 E11Apr 4, 1989
Leonard Cohen Apr 4, 1989 1. First we take Manhattan2. Tower of song3. Everybody knows4. Ain't no cure for love5. The partisan6. Joan of Arc7. Jazz police8. If it be your will9. Take this waltz
S14 E14Apr 29, 1989
John Hiatt followed by Los Lobos Apr 29, 1989 John Hiatt brings his r&b infused rock with a country twist to the ACL stage. Los Lobos also appears with a performance that takes them back to their roots with an all Spanish album.
S15 E04Feb 10, 1990
Kathy Mattea / Tish Hinojosa Feb 10, 1990 Kathy Mattea earned this year's Country Music Association's Female vocalist of the Year. In this episode, she hows off her powerful voice and songs. Texas singer/songwriter, Tish Hinojosa, uses her soft voice and complex melodies to play social relevant folk music.
S15 E05Feb 17, 1990
Waylon Jennings Feb 17, 1990 Country music outlaw Waylon Jennings takes the famed "Austin City Limits" stage. Tracks include "Mamas Don't Let You're Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys," "Good Hearted Woman," "Trouble Man," "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way," "Me And Bobby McGee," and more.
S15 E07Mar 3, 1990
John Denver, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Mar 3, 1990 Country's Christian roots are celebrated with ACL's tribute show to the Country Music Association's Album of the Year, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken II."
S17 E05Feb 21, 1992
Albert Collins/ Danny Gatton Feb 21, 1992 Albert Collins followed by Danny Gatton
S18 E02Jan 23, 1993
Marc Cohn followed by Leo Kottke Jan 23, 1993
S19 E09Mar 12, 1994
Songwriters Special Mar 12, 1994 Three Texas natives known for their amazing vocals and powerful songwriting talents share the stage for a night of music and memories.
S20 E08Mar 5, 1995
Stevie Ray Vaughan: A Retrospective Mar 5, 1995 Combing footage of previous ACL appearances, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble give great blue performances.
S21 E01Jan 1, 1996
Alison Krauss & Union Station / Merle Haggard Jan 1, 1996
S21 E02Jan 1, 1996
John Prine / Todd Snider Jan 1, 1996
S21 E03Jan 1, 1996
Asleep at the Wheel's 25th Anniversary Celebration Jan 1, 1996 With Willie Nelson, Tracy Byrd, Wade Hayes, Delbert McClinton, Charlie Daniels
S21 E04Jan 1, 1996
B.B. King Jan 1, 1996
S21 E05Jan 1, 1996
Pam Tillis / Guitar Pull with Willie Nelson and Others Jan 1, 1996 With Willie Nelson. Merle Haggard, Iris DeMent, Freddy Powers
S21 E06Jan 1, 1996
Lee Roy Parnell / A.J. Croce Jan 1, 1996
S21 E07Jan 1, 1996
The Allman Brothers Band Jan 1, 1996
S22 E01Jan 25, 1997
Wynonna Jan 25, 1997
S22 E02Jan 1, 1997
Songwriters Special Featuring Kris Kristofferson Jan 1, 1997 Songwriters Special with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Kimmie Rhodes, Billy Joe Shaver
S22 E03Jan 1, 1997
A Bluegrass Tribute to Bill Monroe Jan 1, 1997 Classic: Bill Monroe Retrospective with Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Jim and Jesse & Mac Wiseman
S22 E04Jan 1, 1997
Lyle Lovett and Friends: A Tribute to Walter Hyatt Jan 1, 1997 A Tribute To Walter Hyatt with Lyle Lovett, David Ball, Champ Hood, Willis Alan Ramsey, Marcia Ball, Shawn Colvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Junior Brown, David Halley, Allison Moorer
S22 E05Jan 1, 1997
Best of Austin Country Showcase Jan 1, 1997 “Best of Austin” Country Showcase: Libbi Bosworth, Dale Watson, The Derailers, Wayne Hancock, Don Walser & Mary Cutrufello
S22 E06Jan 1, 1997
Mary Chapin Carpenter / BR5-49 Jan 1, 1997
S22 E07Jan 1, 1997
Travis Tritt / Wade Hayes Jan 1, 1997
S23 E01Mar 28, 1998
Celebration of Townes Van Zandt: Willie Nelson / Emmylou Harris / Nanci Griffith / Lyle Lovett Mar 28, 1998
S23 E02Feb 7, 1998
Patty Loveless / Collin Raye Feb 7, 1998
S23 E03Feb 14, 1998
Marcia Ball / Irma Thomas / Tracy Nelson Feb 14, 1998
S23 E04Feb 21, 1998
The Manhattan Transfer Feb 21, 1998
S23 E05Feb 28, 1998
Indigo Girls / Kim Richey Feb 28, 1998
S23 E06Mar 7, 1998
Loretta Lynn Mar 7, 1998
S23 E07Mar 14, 1998
Nanci Griffith & the Crickets Mar 14, 1998
S24 E01Mar 6, 1999
Deana Carter / Matraca Berg Mar 6, 1999
S24 E02Apr 24, 1999
Hootie and the Blowfish / Nanci Griffith Apr 24, 1999
S24 E03Feb 13, 1999
Lionel Hampton / Ruth Brown Feb 13, 1999
S24 E04Feb 27, 1999
Lucinda Williams Feb 27, 1999 Lucinda Williams proves why she is one of America's premiere singer songwriters when she brings her melancholy vocals and achingly sweet lyrics to the stage.
S24 E05Feb 27, 1999
Vince Gill / Martina McBride Feb 27, 1999
S24 E06Mar 6, 1999
Ray Price / Hank Thompson / Junior Brown Mar 6, 1999
S24 E07Mar 13, 1999
Jonny Lang / Jimmie Vaughan Mar 13, 1999
S25 E01Feb 5, 2000
Garth Brooks Feb 5, 2000
S25 E02Feb 12, 2000
Robert Cray / Doyle Bramhall Feb 12, 2000
S25 E03Feb 19, 2000
Clint Black / Eric Johnson / Ray Benson / Lisa Hartman Black Feb 19, 2000
S25 E04Feb 26, 2000
Willie Nelson & Family / Leon Russell Feb 26, 2000
S25 E05Mar 4, 2000
Marty Stuart, Pam Tillis & Earl Scruggs / Susan Ashton Mar 4, 2000
S25 E06Mar 11, 2000
Lynyrd Skynyrd Mar 11, 2000
S25 E07Mar 18, 2000
Texas Tornados: Tribute to Doug Sahm Mar 18, 2000
S26 E01Oct 14, 2000
Phish Oct 14, 2000
S26 E02Oct 23, 2004
John Hiatt / Kelly Willis Oct 23, 2004
S26 E03Nov 17, 2000
Shelby Lynne / Toni Price Nov 17, 2000 Sultry vocalist Shelby Lynne leads off, with talented blues diva Toni Price capping the hour.
S26 E04Oct 28, 2000
Townes Van Zandt Tribute: Willie Nelson / Emmylou Harris / Nanci Griffith / Lyle Lovett Oct 28, 2000
S26 E05Nov 4, 2000
Lee Ann Womack / Clay Davidson Nov 4, 2000
S26 E06Nov 11, 2000
Brad Paisley / Eric Heatherly Nov 11, 2000
S26 E07Nov 18, 2000
Joe Cocker Nov 18, 2000
S27 E01Oct 13, 2001
Ibrahim Ferrer Orchestra ft. Ruben Gonzalez Oct 13, 2001
S27 E02Oct 20, 2001
Richard Thompson / Eliza Gilkyson Oct 20, 2001
S27 E03Oct 20, 2001
Patty Loveless / the Del McCoury Band Oct 20, 2001
S27 E04Nov 3, 2001
Mary Chapin Carpenter / Nanci Griffith Nov 3, 2001
S27 E05Nov 10, 2001
The String Cheese Incident Nov 10, 2001
S27 E06Nov 17, 2001
Shemekia Copeland / Jimmie Vaughan Nov 17, 2001
S27 E07Nov 24, 2001
Brooks & Dunn Nov 24, 2001
S28 E01Oct 5, 2002
Bonnie Raitt and Special Guests Oct 5, 2002 The start of the 28th season sees Grammy award winner, Bonnie Raitt, play to a dedicated audience.
S28 E03Oct 19, 2002
Alison Krauss & Union Station Oct 19, 2002
S28 E06Nov 9, 2002
Robert Plant Nov 9, 2002
S28 E07Nov 16, 2002
Jackson Browne Nov 16, 2002 Jackson Browne performs old favorites and music from his new album.
S28 E10Jan 4, 2003
Beck Jan 4, 2003 Indie pop star Beck appears on ACL to sing his mellow hits with a funky twist.
S29 E01Oct 11, 2003
Steve Winwood Oct 11, 2003 Season 29 kicks off with Rock legend Steve Winwood. Winwood has managed to stay popular and successful through more than 30 years in the music business. More importantly, his music has stayed relevant and ground breaking through all that time.
S29 E02Oct 18, 2003
Susan Tedeschi / Ruthie Foster Oct 18, 2003 ACL presents two musicians who have taken their background in soul music and evolved into different genres. Susan Tedeschi is a multi-talented blues guitarist, while Ruthie Foster is a folk-rock specialist.
S29 E03Oct 25, 2003
An Evening with Vince Gill Oct 25, 2003
S29 E04Nov 1, 2003
Tracy Chapman Nov 1, 2003
S29 E05Nov 12, 2003
Rosanne Cash / Neko Case Nov 12, 2003
S29 E06Nov 15, 2003
John Mayer / Buddy Guy and Double Trouble Nov 15, 2003
S29 E07Nov 22, 2003
Joe Nichols / Jessica Andrews Nov 22, 2003
S30 E01Oct 10, 2004
John Fogerty Oct 10, 2004 ohn Fogerty is a rock legend who rarely appears on television, but he makes an exception to launch ACL's 30th season.
S30 E02Oct 6, 2004
Robert Randolph and The Family Band Oct 6, 2004 Robert Randolph uses his pedal steel guitar to create unique musical fusions of rock, gospel, soul and blues.
S30 E03Oct 16, 2004
Damien Rice / Patty Griffin Oct 16, 2004 Irish singer/songwriter, Damien Rice, brings his soulful lyrics to the ACL stage. Patty Griffin is a long-time ACL viewer whose personal songs highlight her graceful voice.
S30 E04Oct 23, 2004
Michael McDonald / Joss Stone Oct 23, 2004 Strong and unique voices mark this episode. Michael McDonald has a signature sound all his own. While, Joss Stone is a young singer with a powerful and soulful voice.
S30 E05Oct 30, 2004
Lyle Lovett / Jamie Cullum Oct 30, 2004 Austin favorite, Lyle Lovett, has gained national recognition by expanding the sound of country to include jazz, blues and pop. Pianist Jamie Cullum is a London sensation who infuses rock with jazz and dance.
S30 E06Nov 6, 2004
Sheryl Crow Nov 6, 2004 Sheryl Crow is multi-Grammy award winner. On this special episode, filmed at the Austin City Limits Musicfest, Crow sings past hits, new songs, and manages a few surprises for the crowd.
S30 E07Nov 13, 2004
Polyphonic Spree / Ozomatli Nov 13, 2004 This episode's theme is big innovation. Polyphonic Spree has more than 20 members who dress in colorful choir robes. Their pop epics and energetic live performances have inspired a cult-like following. Next, Grammy award winners, Ozomatli, brings their 10-piece band to the stage. The L.A. band fuses Latin rhythms, Middle Eastern and African beats with modern hip-hop.
S31 E01Oct 8, 2005
Jack Johnson / Rilo Kiley Oct 8, 2005 Jack Johnson's mix of folk, blues, hip-hop, and rock make his music unique and addictive. Rilo Kiley presents playful yet emotional songs that fuse indie-rock with neo-country.
S31 E02Oct 15, 2005
Alison Krauss and Union Station / Kathleen Edwards Oct 15, 2005 Alison Krauss and Union Station have worked relentlessly to elevate Kentucky bluegrass into mainstream sensibilities. Next, Kathleen Edwards sings country-rock.
S31 E03Oct 22, 2005
Etta James Oct 22, 2005 Etta James is an R&B legend. With 50 years in the music business, she more than deserved her Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
S31 E04Oct 29, 2005
Ben Folds / Ray LaMontagne Oct 29, 2005 Ben Folds' solo career includes his new release "Songs for Silverman"; (Recorded: May 11, 2005)In Between DaysJesuslandStill Fighting ItGracieNot the SameRay LaMontagne performs songs from his debut album. (Recorded: July 23, 2005)JoleneTroubleShelterTrain SongHeaven Is A Honky-Tonk
S31 E05Nov 5, 2005
The Killers followed by Spoon Nov 5, 2005 Moving from indie-rock to mainstream, The Killers have an individual style. Austin band, Spoon, explores their own indie-rock style on the ACL stage.
S31 E06Nov 12, 2005
John Prine / Amos Lee Nov 12, 2005 After surviving a grueling battle with cancer, John Prine returns to the stage to promote his new CD. Amos Lee's lyrics have been likened to poetry with a folk and soul background.
S31 E07Nov 19, 2005
Franz Ferdinand / What Made Milwaukee Famous Nov 19, 2005 ACL once again opens the stage to indie rock bands on the verge of their breakthrough. Both bands infuse humor with rock and intelligence with dance beats. While Scottish quartet, Franz Ferdinand, is working towards national recognition; What Made Milwaukee Famous is quickly becoming an Austin superstar.
S32 E01Oct 7, 2006
Ray Davies Oct 7, 2006 Ray Davies rarely appears on television, but he makes an exception to his own rule by appearing on ACL. The former Kinks front man kicks off ACL's 32nd season.
S32 E02Oct 14, 2006
The New Orleans Social Club Oct 14, 2006 On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's destruction, the Social Club celebrates the Crescent City on ACL. A variety of special guests join them on stage.
S32 E03Oct 21, 2006
Juanes Oct 21, 2006 Named by Time magazine as “one of the 100 most influential people in the world,” Juanes is a Columbian born musician. ACL is proud to introduce him to a US audience.
S32 E04Oct 28, 2006
Alejandro Escovedo Oct 28, 2006 Alejandro Escovedo enjoys extreme critical praise but little commercial success.
S32 E05Nov 4, 2006
Sufjan Stevens followed by Calexico Nov 4, 2006 The underground rock scene is alive and well. Two of its most popular acts appear on ACL.
S32 E06Nov 11, 2006
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Nov 11, 2006 ACL introduces its audience to South African music traditions and Christian Gospel sounds.
S32 E07Nov 18, 2006
Van Morrison Nov 18, 2006 Van Morrison, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, continues his exploration of groundbreaking music. He also plays some of his classic hits that have inspired generations.
S33 E01Oct 6, 2007
Norah Jones Oct 6, 2007 Native Texan, Norah Jones, returns to the ACL stage for an hour of her incredible piano playing, jazzy song style, and throaty vocals.
S33 E02Oct 13, 2007
The Decemberists/Explosions in the Sky Oct 13, 2007 Progressive pop pioneers, The Decemberists, make their ACL debut. Next, Explosions in the Sky, well known for the movie scores, appears in a powerful live stage performance.
S33 E03Oct 20, 2007
Femi Kuti with Positive Force Oct 20, 2007 Femi Kuti is more than a musician. This Nigerian political activist plays music to inspire change. And yet, his music continues to be upbeat with an African beat.
S33 E04Oct 27, 2007
Tribute to Bluesman Jimmy Reed Oct 27, 2007 Current blues stars, many of whom are legends in their own right, pay homage to Jimmy Reed.
S33 E05Nov 3, 2007
Wilco Nov 3, 2007 The ever-evolving Wilco returns to Austin City Limits, performing classics and cuts from its latest disk Sky Blue Sky.
S33 E06Nov 10, 2007
The Arcade Fire Nov 10, 2007 Arcade Fire has gained critical acclaim for their indie rock in Canada. Their two albums, Neon Bible and Funeral, provide plenty of songs to entertain the ACL crowd.
S33 E07Nov 17, 2007
Paolo Nutini / Grupo Fantasma Nov 17, 2007 Paolo Nutini, who has found great success in the UK, debuts on ACL with his soulful renditions from his popular album. Next, Austin's own Grupo Fantasma explores the funky side of Latin music with a high energy stage show.
S34 E01May 24, 2008
R.E.M. May 24, 2008 In their debut Austin City Limits appearance, influential superstars R.E.M. take the stage in support of their latest acclaimed record Accelerate.
S34 E02Oct 11, 2008
Bettye LaVette / Pinetop Perkins Oct 11, 2008 R&B veteran Bettye LaVette sings songs from her critically-lauded album The Scene of the Crime, followed by legendary pianist Pinetop Perkins and his catalog of blues classics.
S34 E03Oct 18, 2008
Lyle Lovett & Friends: A Songwriters Special Oct 18, 2008 Acclaimed tunesmiths Lyle Lovett and his friends John Hiatt, Guy Clark and Joe Ely pool their talents for this special episode of Austin City Limits.
S34 E04Oct 25, 2008
Jakob Dylan / Carrie Rodriguez Oct 25, 2008 Wallflowers leader Jakob Dylan showcases tunes from his debut solo album Seeing Things, followed by songwriter/violinist Carrie Rodriguez performing songs from her latest album She Ain’t Me.
S34 E05Nov 1, 2008
My Morning Jacket Nov 1, 2008 Kentucky’s indie rock heroes My Morning Jacket return to the ACL stage to showcase their latest acclaimed album Evil Urges.
S34 E06Nov 8, 2008
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings / Carolyn Wonderland Nov 8, 2008 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings burn up the stage with their modern take on classic soul and funk. Texas treasure Carolyn Wonderland follows with her incendiary blend of rock, blues and soul.
S34 E07Nov 15, 2008
Aimee Mann / Iron & Wine Nov 15, 2008 Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann debuts on the ACL stage with tunes from her latest album @#%&*! Smilers. Folk rockers Iron & Wine, showcasing their acclaimed The Sheperd’s Dog CD, follow.
S35 E01Oct 3, 2009
Dave Matthews Band Oct 3, 2009 Rock superstars the Dave Matthews Band kick off ACL's 35th season with hits and songs from their latest album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King.
S35 E02Oct 10, 2009
Ben Harper and Relentless7 Oct 10, 2009 Ben Harper debuts his new band, Relentless7, with a rocking set drawn from his album White Lies for Dark Times.
S35 E03Oct 17, 2009
Kenny Chesney Oct 17, 2009 Country music superstar Kenny Chesney hits the ACL stage for a tour through his greatest hits.
S35 E04Oct 24, 2009
Andrew Bird; St. Vincent Oct 24, 2009 Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, Andrew Bird has captured audiences around the world with his unique style. Through amazing vocals, whistling, violin, guitar and glockenspiel, this Chicago-born musician seems to have brought about a new phase of folk and indie rock.
S35 E05Oct 31, 2009
M. Ward / Okkervil River Oct 31, 2009 M. Ward graduates from guest spots to his own headline ACL performance, highlighting his latest LP Hold Time. Austin indie rock favorite Okkervil River follows.
S35 E06Nov 7, 2009
Elvis Costello/Band of Heathens Nov 7, 2009 It’s been five years since Elvis Costello was last on the Austin City Limits stage. Tonight he returns as part of our 35th anniversary with new music that takes the music legend back-to-basics, combining his witty lyrics and country sounds “with a fitting old-timey feel” (Los Angeles Times).
S35 E07Nov 14, 2009
Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel Nov 14, 2009 Singer-songwriter author, poet and actor, Willie Nelson rose to national stardom during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s, but has remained both a musical and cultural icon through the decades. Since their inception in 1970, Asleep at the Wheel has won nine Grammy Awards, released more than 20 studio albums and have charted more than 20 singles on Billboard’s country charts. Tonight these country legends grace the Austin City Limits stage performing songs from their newest release, Willie and the Wheel.
S36 E01Oct 2, 2010
Jimmy Cliff Oct 2, 2010 Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff has a career that spans almost 50 years. With “a voice that is preserved to startling perfection (Rolling Stone)” the only living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honor for achievement in the arts and sciences granted by the Jamaican government, has a soon-to-be-released CD and a live show that has critics raving. Billboard wrote "Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff has absolutely no business at 62 sounding as good as he does.”
S36 E02Oct 9, 2010
Spoon Oct 9, 2010 Hailed as “one of the most engaging American bands of the past decade” (The Phoenix) by critics and fans, Spoon returns to Austin City Limits for their third turn on the stage with a new album that “strikes a balance between its early angsty indie-rock and the soulful deconstructed pop of its 2007 release, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga” (Billboard).
S36 E03Oct 16, 2010
Patty Griffin & Friends Oct 16, 2010 Patty Griffin’s remarkable ability to copiously fill every note on her newest album with the soulful passion of a gospel veteran leaves even the most discerning gospel critics in awe. And with her fifth appearance on the Austin City Limit stage, Griffin, and her group of special guests, will be inspiring awe with her “uplifting, moving, and exquisite” (Slant Magazine) live performance.
S36 E04Oct 23, 2010
Alejandro Escovedo / Trombone Shorty Oct 23, 2010 As “one of the genuine lights in rock music” (Billboard) Alejandro Escovedo returns to the Austin City Limits stage to perform songs from his soon-to-be-released CD. His authentic Austin sound has led him to national stardom and critical acclaim. “To call Alejandro Escovedo the godfather of modern country rock would sell him short,” wrote critic Will Hermes in Rolling Stone.
S36 E05Oct 30, 2010
Robert Earl Keen / Hayes Carll Oct 30, 2010 Making a name for himself back in 1984 with his debut album, No Kinda Dancer, Texas native Robert Earl Keen is now regarded as one of the most highly venerated country music veterans of the past 20 years.
S36 E06Nov 6, 2010
Steve Martin / Sarah Jarosz Nov 6, 2010 Bluegrass is the order of the night with Steve Martin and Sarah Jarosz. Comedian Martin picks up his banjo with the Steep Canyon Rangers for new tunes in the old tradition. Young Texan Jarosz rewrites the bluegrass rules with her original songs and style.
S36 E07Nov 13, 2010
Rosanne Cash / Brandi Carlile Nov 13, 2010 Great voices and songs combine with Rosanne Cash and Brandi Carlile. Cash presents tunes from her C&W tribute album “The List”. Brandi Carlile follows with genre-spanning tunes from “Give Up the Ghost.”
S37 E01Oct 1, 2011
Mumford & Sons / Flogging Molly Oct 1, 2011 Contemporary folk rock takes the stage with Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly. Mumford & Sons perform cuts from their hit album Sigh No More, as well as new tunes. Flogging Molly hits highlights from throughout their career.
S37 E02Oct 8, 2011
Raphael Saadiq / Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears Oct 8, 2011 R&B grooves the ACL stage with Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears. Saadiq highlights songs from his old-school soul LP Stone Rollin'. Lewis & his Honeybears rock their bluesy soul nuggets from Scandalous.
S37 E03Oct 15, 2011
Widespread Panic Oct 15, 2011 During the early ’90s, Widespread Panic emerged among successors to the Grateful Dead dynasty. Since then, the Athens-based collective has established an impressive reputation of constant touring, luminous improvisation, and state-of-the-art rock ‘n’ roll.
S37 E04Oct 22, 2011
The Decemberists / Gillian Welch & David Rawlings Oct 22, 2011 The Decemberists highlight songs from their release The King is Dead. Welch and her partner David Rawlings perform cuts from The Harrow & the Harvest.
S37 E05Oct 29, 2011
Steve Miller Band / Preservation Hall Jazz Band Oct 29, 2011 Miller takes a tour through his catalog of classic rock hits. The PHJB presents classic New Orleans jazz with special guests the Del McCoury Band and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
S37 E06Nov 5, 2011
Miranda Lambert / Jeff Bridges Nov 5, 2011 The multiple award-winning Lambert performs her greatest hits, followed by actor Bridges in his music television debut.
S37 E07Nov 12, 2011
Randy Newman Nov 12, 2011 Songwriting legend Randy Newman takes the ACL stage with a selection of his greatest tunes.
S38 E01Oct 6, 2012
Radiohead Oct 6, 2012 The band performs songs from its Grammy-nominated LP The King of Limbs.
S38 E02Oct 13, 2012
Bon Iver Oct 13, 2012 The Grammy-winning Bon Iver performs material from its self-titled second album.
S38 E03Oct 20, 2012
Bonnie Raitt with Mavis Staples Oct 20, 2012 Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples showcase classic R&B, blues and pop. Raitt presents songs from her latest album Slipstream, while Staples performs songs from You Are Not Alone and Staple Singers classics.
S38 E04Oct 27, 2012
The Shins / Dr. Dog Oct 27, 2012 ACL presents alternative rock with the Shins and Dr. Dog. The Shins play songs from their latest record Port of Morrow, while Dr. Dog highlights Be the Void.
S38 E05Nov 3, 2012
The Civil Wars / Punch Brothers Nov 3, 2012 The Civil Wars play tunes from their Grammy-winning album Barton Hollow. Punch Brothers showcase their latest Who’s Feeling Young Now?
S38 E06Jan 5, 2013
Jack White Jan 5, 2013 After rising to the top of the garage rock revival with the White Stripes, Jack White has maintained his stature as one of the most successful musicians, both critically and commercially, of the modern era. Here he returns for his second appearance on Austin City Limits with an unforgettable night of rock ‘n’ roll.
S38 E07Jan 12, 2013
Rodrigo y Gabriela Jan 12, 2013 With their thrilling and dynamic hybrid of metal, Latin and jazz, guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have become an international sensation with their flawless live performances. For their debut Austin City Limits performance, they are backed by C.U.B.A., a 6-piece Cuban orchestra with whom they recorded their latest record Area 52.
S39 E01Oct 5, 2013
Juanes / Jesse & Joy Oct 5, 2013 Season 39 opens with Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes; and the Mexican pop-rock duo Jesse & Joy.
S39 E02Oct 12, 2013
Phoenix Oct 12, 2013 French band Phoenix plays tunes from its latest LP “Bankrupt!” and other hits, including “Lisztomania,” “1901” and “Entertainment!”
S39 E03Oct 19, 2013
The Lumineers / Shovels & Rope Oct 19, 2013 Denver’s Lumineers perform their hits “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love,” while South Carolina’s Shovels & Rope rocks songs from its LP “O’ Be Joyful.”
S39 E04Oct 26, 2013
Vampire Weekend / Grizzly Bear Oct 26, 2013 Vampire Weekend plays songs from its latest “Modern Vampires of the City”, while fellow New York act Grizzly Bear highlights its album “Shields.”
S39 E05Nov 2, 2013
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Nov 2, 2013 Country legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell return to the ACL, playing favorites and songs from their joint LP “Old Yellow Moon.”
S39 E06Nov 9, 2013
Emeli Sandé / Michael Kiwanuka Nov 9, 2013 Scottish recording artist Emeli Sandé; Michael Kiwanuka performs songs from his debut album, ''Home Again.''
S39 E07Nov 16, 2013
Jim James / The Black Angels Nov 16, 2013 Alternative rock with My Morning Jacket singer Jim James and the Black Angels perform songs from ''Indigo Meadow.''
S40 E01Oct 4, 2014
Beck Oct 4, 2014 Join alt.rock superstar Beck for ACL’s season premiere. The genre-hopping singer/songwriter plays songs from his album Morning Phase and some of his greatest hits.
S40 E02Oct 11, 2014
Ed Sheeran / Valerie June Oct 11, 2014 Singer-songwriters Ed Sheeran and Valerie June perform. Sheeran performs his hits "Sing!" and "A-Team" while June spotlights songs from her 2013 "Pushin' Against a Stone" album.
S40 E03Oct 18, 2014
Tweedy Oct 18, 2014 Tweedy, led by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, perform selections from the 2014 “Sukierae” album.
S40 E04Oct 25, 2014
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Oct 25, 2014 Noir rock hits ACL with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The Australian group’s set ranges across their 30-year career, from their first album to their latest Push the Sky Away.
S40 E05Nov 1, 2014
Los Lobos / Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Nov 1, 2014 Los Lobos celebrate their 40th anniversary by performing songs from throughout their career. Also: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down showcase songs from their 2013 "We the Common" album.
S40 E06Nov 8, 2014
Eric Church Nov 8, 2014 Eric Church performs. Included: selections from his 2014 "The Outsiders" album.
S40 E07Nov 15, 2014
ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2014 Nov 15, 2014 The Americana Music Association has curated an impressive list of legendary performers including Loretta Lynn, Flaco Jimenez, Taj Mahal and Jackson Browne, backed by house bandleader Buddy Miller and an all-star crew of musicians. Patty Griffin & Robert Plant, Jason Isbell, Parker Millsap, Rosanne Cash, Ry Cooder, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sturgill Simpson, The Milk Carton Kids and Valerie June all perform songs
S41 E01Oct 3, 2015
2015 Hall of Fame Special Oct 3, 2015 Season 41 opens with Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Gillian Welch and Jason Isbell saluting Loretta Lynn, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Flaco Jimenez at the 2015 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
S41 E02Oct 10, 2015
Cassandra Wilson Oct 10, 2015 Cassandra Wilson performs selections from her 2015 "Coming Forth by Day" album, which pays homage to Billie Holiday with re-interpretations of such Holiday classics as "Strange Fruit," "Don't Explain" and "Good Morning Heartache."
S41 E03Oct 17, 2015
Sturgill Simpson / Asleep at the Wheel Oct 17, 2015 Sturgill Simpson performs songs from his 2014 "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music" album, including "Life of Sin"; and Asleep at the Wheel perform songs from their 2015 "Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys" album.
S41 E04Oct 24, 2015
Don Henley Oct 24, 2015 Don Henley showcases songs from his first solo album in 15 years, “Cass County” which represents both Henley’s roots and the next stop on his creative journey.
S41 E05Oct 31, 2015
Gary Clark Jr. / Courtney Barnett Oct 31, 2015 Experience the contemporary R&B of Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. as he plays songs from his album “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.” Rocking Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett performs tunes from her LP “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.”
S41 E06Nov 7, 2015
TV on the Radio / The War on Drugs Nov 7, 2015 Dig the best in modern rock with TV on the Radio and The War On Drugs. TVOTR showcases cuts from their latest LP Seeds, while TWOD features songs from its most recent album Lost in the Dream.
S41 E07Nov 14, 2015
James Taylor Nov 14, 2015 James Taylor performs some of his most beloved songs as well as selections from his 2015 album, “Before This World.”
S42 E01Jul 2, 2016
Ms. Lauryn Hill Jul 2, 2016 Enjoy a career-spanning performance by R&B icon Ms. Lauryn Hill in a rare television appearance. The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter performs a set of solo hits, new songs and Fugees classics.
S42 E02Oct 1, 2016
Paul Simon Oct 1, 2016 Simon makes his Austin City Limits debut performing songs from his classic catalog and from his 13th solo album “Stranger to Stranger.”
S42 E03Oct 8, 2016
James Bay / Rhiannon Giddens Oct 8, 2016 Enjoy performances by acclaimed singer/songwriters James Bay and Rhiannon Giddens. Englishman Bay plays songs from his chart-topping debut “Chaos and the Calm.” North Carolina native Giddens performs tunes from her Grammy-nominated solo debut “Tomorrow is My Turn.”
S42 E04Oct 15, 2016
Robert Plant Oct 15, 2016 Enjoy new classics and fan favorites from music icon Robert Plant. The British superstar sings classics from the catalogs of Led Zeppelin, the blues canon and his solo Americana albums.
S42 E05Oct 22, 2016
Florence + the Machine / Andra Day Oct 22, 2016 Enjoy dazzling modern rock and soul from Florence + The Machine and Andra Day. British sensation Florence blazes through songs from her latest LP “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.” San Diego’s Day sings tunes from her soulful debut “Cheers To the Fall.”
S42 E06Oct 29, 2016
Iggy Pop Oct 29, 2016 A thrilling hour with rock & roll legend Iggy Pop in his first-ever ACL appearance. The Detroit native blasts through classics and cuts from his latest album “Post Pop Depression,” accompanied by members of Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys.
S42 E07Nov 5, 2016
Natalia Lafourcade / Grupo Fantasma Nov 5, 2016 Enjoy the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma. Mexican superstar Lafourcade performs songs from her Grammy-winning album Hasta la Ruiz and powerhouse Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma dazzle with irresistible grooves.
S43 E01Oct 7, 2017
Ed Sheeran Oct 7, 2017 Relish an hour with bestselling pop sensation Ed Sheeran. The British singer/songwriter performs hits and songs from his latest album “÷”
S43 E02Oct 14, 2017
The Pretenders Oct 14, 2017 Enjoy a career-spanning set from The Pretenders. The legendary rock & roll band performs songs from their latest album Alone alongside beloved classics “Back On the Chain Gang,” “Brass in Pocket” and “Middle of the Road.”
S43 E03Oct 21, 2017
Zac Brown Band Oct 21, 2017 Savor an hour with Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Southern country rock act Zac Brown Band. The Atlanta octet performs songs from its latest record “Welcome Home,” as well as its greatest hits.
S43 E04Oct 28, 2017
Norah Jones / Angel Olsen Oct 28, 2017 Enjoy an unforgettable hour with dynamic performances from two of today’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, Norah Jones and Angel Olsen. Texas native Jones makes her fourth appearance on ACL in support of her LP “Day Breaks.” Indie breakout star Olsen sings tunes from her stellar album “My Woman.”
S43 E05Nov 4, 2017
Miranda Lambert Nov 4, 2017 Enjoy a show-stopping hour with country superstar Miranda Lambert in her third ACL appearance. The CMA- and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter delivers a powerful performance of hits and songs from her acclaimed LP “The Weight of These Wings.”
S43 E06Nov 11, 2017
The Head and the Heart / Benjamin Booker Nov 11, 2017 Dig the modern Americana sounds of The Head and The Heart and Benjamin Booker. Seattle’s folk-rocking THaTH supports its latest acclaimed album “Signs of Light,” while New Orleans’ Booker rips through the blues, soul and rock of “Witness.”
S43 E07Jan 6, 2018
Father John Misty / The Black Angels Jan 6, 2018 Enjoy an hour of unconventional rock with Father John Misty and the Black Angels. Singer/songwriter Father John Misty showcases the lush sarcasm of his recent album “Pure Comedy.” Psych rockers the Black Angels highlight the dark grunge of “Death Song.”
S44 E01Oct 6, 2018
St. Vincent Oct 6, 2018 Enjoy a visually and sonically stunning hour with Grammy-winning art-rock performer St. Vincent. The groundbreaking singer-songwriter-guitarist and her band perform songs from her acclaimed LP “Masseduction.”
S44 E02Oct 13, 2018
John Prine Oct 13, 2018 Savor an hour-long set with songwriting legend John Prine. The veteran musician performs songs from his critically acclaimed recent album “The Tree of Forgiveness,” as well as gems from his catalogue.
S44 E03Oct 20, 2018
Sam Smith / Anderson East Oct 20, 2018 Relish an hour of blue-eyed soul with worldwide superstar Sam Smith and emerging singer-songwriter Anderson East. UK native Smith sings mega-hits and tunes from his sophomore album “The Thrill of It All.” Alabama soul/R&B singer East romps through songs from his acclaimed LP “Encore.”
S44 E04Oct 27, 2018
Brandi Carlile Oct 27, 2018 Enjoy an unforgettable hour with acclaimed artist Brandi Carlile. The Seattle singer/songwriter performs highlights from her critically lauded album “By the Way, I Forgive You.”
S44 E05Nov 3, 2018
Miguel / Alessia Cara Nov 3, 2018 Thrill to an episode of chart-topping contemporary R&B and pop with Grammy-winning standouts Miguel and Alessia Cara. L.A. singer Miguel blends funk, rock, hip hop and electronica in gems from his album “War & Leisure.” Canadian hitmaker Cara dazzles with pop/R&B hits and songs from her new album “The Pains of Growing.”
S44 E06Nov 10, 2018
Kacey Musgraves / Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Nov 10, 2018 Live it up with contemporary country from Kacey Musgraves and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Nashville-based Texan Musgraves essays tunes from her widely acclaimed album “Golden Hour.” Son of outlaw country legend Willie Nelson, roots rocker Lukas Nelson and his band present songs from their self-titled release.
S44 E07Nov 17, 2018
Janelle Monáe Nov 17, 2018 Thrill to an hour with progressive R&B maverick Janelle Monáe, as the singer and actress performs songs from her acclaimed LP “Dirty Computer.”