Austin City Limits

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  • 1976
  • 46 Seasons
  • 8.1  (271)

Austin City Limits is always a showcase of exceptionally talented musicians who offer their skills to audiences in a relatively small studio setting where home viewers are left with a feeling that they are getting their own personal performance, right at home. Quaint is one adjective that describes the aura that is projected by these gifted entertainers and the taping venue. Warm, friendly, and inviting are others, which describe the subtle and friendly atmosphere. One may enjoy the plethora of stars that will be routinely offered on a weekly basis. Concerts bring the viewer the songs that they already know and anxiously await to enjoy live from their favorite performers. Television fans are no different from those in attendance. The nearly intimate setting comes to life by way of both technology and human skill. Advance electronics deliver accurate sounds that the home listener will find comparable to what the audience is hearing. Camera technicians exhibit creativity that reveals each artist in a unique fashion. Video angles are often impressive with close-up imaging. The performers represent many genres. Representing laid-back, yet popular performers, such names as Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones, Suzanne Vega, and Emmylou Harris, can be found on this popular Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program. Not only are the more casual entertainers seen, but other types are just as frequently seen, including those from Jazz: Buddy Guy, B.B. King,and Eric Johnson. There are singers who are anything but casual. Rock singers like The Allman Brothers Band, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Foo Fighters, have offered some of today's most popular songs to viewers who are getting an experience of being near the singers, without ever having to leave their home setting. When one thinks about Austin City Limits, one may think about Austin, Texas and the heavy influence of country music that defines the state of Texas. As mentioned, there are genres of many that are represented. However, it is Country Music that the show finds itself gravitating toward most frequently. Performers, such as Willie Nelson, The Dixie Chicks, and Merle Haggard, often display their artistry through this recurrent, and often trendy showcase.

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St. Vincent/Joy Oladokun
10. St. Vincent/Joy Oladokun
January 15, 2022
Relish the distinctive sounds of St. Vincent and Joy Oladokun. The Grammy-winning St. Vincent plays songs from her much-praised LP Daddy's Home. Versatile singer/tunesmith Oladokun performs tunes from her album In Defense of My Own Happiness.
Olivia Rodrigo / Joy Oladokun
9. Olivia Rodrigo / Joy Oladokun
December 4, 2021
Enjoy fresh perspectives in song from Olivia Rodrigo and Phoebe Bridgers. The chart-topping Rodrigo performs tunes from her bestselling debut “Sour,” while Bridgers sings songs from her critically acclaimed LP “Punisher.”
Brittany Howard
8. Brittany Howard
November 20, 2021
Enjoy an hour with singer/songwriter and powerhouse vocalist Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, making her ACL solo debut. She performs songs from her Grammy-nominated album Jaime.
Jackson Browne
7. Jackson Browne
November 13, 2021
Savor the return of legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne to the ACL stage. Browne performs hits and songs from his latest album Downhill from Everywhere.
Leon Bridges; Khruangbin
6. Leon Bridges; Khruangbin
November 6, 2021
Enjoy Texas artists from across the musical spectrum with Leon Bridges and Khruangbin. Fort Worth native Bridges performs modern R&B tunes from LP Gold-Diggers Sound. Houston trio Khruangbin plays worldbeat-tinged psych rock from its album Mordecai.
Brandy Clark; Charley Crockett
5. Brandy Clark; Charley Crockett
October 30, 2021
Delight in the throwback country music of Brandy Clark and Charley Crockett. Nashville-based hit songwriter Clark performs cuts from her highly acclaimed Your Life is a Record. Lone Star native Crockett plays tunes from his album Music City U.S.A.
Sarah Jarosz; Billy Strings
4. Sarah Jarosz; Billy Strings
October 23, 2021
Grammy Award-winner Sarah Jarosz performs music from "World on the Ground"; Grammy Award-winner Billy Strings performs songs from "Renewal."
Jon Batiste
3. Jon Batiste
October 16, 2021
Rejoice in a high voltage hour with New Orleans-born R&B/jazz/gospel musician Jon Batiste. The Stephen Colbert bandleader performs songs from his album We Are, including "I Need You" and "Freedom."
Jade Bird; Dayglow
2. Jade Bird; Dayglow
October 9, 2021
Enjoy a pair of up and coming, Austin-based singer/songwriters with Jade Bird and Dayglow. The UK-born Bird plays tunes from her album Different Kinds of Light. Sloan Struble, AKA Dayglow, performs cuts from his LP Harmony House.
Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram & Jon Randall: The Marfa Tapes
1. Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram & Jon Randall: The Marfa Tapes
October 2, 2021
Relish an hour of Texan singer/songwriters Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall in an intimate acoustic setting. The trio showcase their collaborative LP The Marfa Tapes, including "Tin Man" and "Am I Right or Amarillo."
Austin City Limits
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Austin City Limits is always a showcase of exceptionally talented musicians who offer their skills to audiences in a relatively small studio setting where home viewers are left with a feeling that they are getting their own personal performance, right at home. Quaint is one adjective that describes the aura that is projected by these gifted entertainers and the taping venue. Warm, friendly, and inviting are others, which describe the subtle and friendly atmosphere.

One may enjoy the plethora of stars that will be routinely offered on a weekly basis. Concerts bring the viewer the songs that they already know and anxiously await to enjoy live from their favorite performers. Television fans are no different from those in attendance. The nearly intimate setting comes to life by way of both technology and human skill. Advance electronics deliver accurate sounds that the home listener will find comparable to what the audience is hearing. Camera technicians exhibit creativity that reveals each artist in a unique fashion. Video angles are often impressive with close-up imaging.

The performers represent many genres. Representing laid-back, yet popular performers, such names as Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones, Suzanne Vega, and Emmylou Harris, can be found on this popular Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program. Not only are the more casual entertainers seen, but other types are just as frequently seen, including those from Jazz: Buddy Guy, B.B. King,and Eric Johnson. There are singers who are anything but casual. Rock singers like The Allman Brothers Band, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Foo Fighters, have offered some of today's most popular songs to viewers who are getting an experience of being near the singers, without ever having to leave their home setting.

When one thinks about Austin City Limits, one may think about Austin, Texas and the heavy influence of country music that defines the state of Texas. As mentioned, there are genres of many that are represented. However, it is Country Music that the show finds itself gravitating toward most frequently. Performers, such as Willie Nelson, The Dixie Chicks, and Merle Haggard, often display their artistry through this recurrent, and often trendy showcase.

Austin City Limits is a series that is currently running and has 46 seasons (416 episodes). The series first aired on January 3, 1976.

Where to Watch Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Austin City Limits on demand at Vudu and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    January 3, 1976
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (271)