Popular Musicians Perform at This Year’s ACL


Raegan Ervin , Co-Editor in Chief

The Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival is an event that takes place every year at Zilker Park in downtown Austin. This festival is widely known across the country for its ability to bring popular artists and thousands of people together for one big entertainment event. The festival went on for three consecutive days, Oct. 8 through Oct. 10, and there were a variety of different artists that performed each day.

On Friday, the most popular artists that played were Miley Cyrus, Machine Gun Kelly, George Strait, Megan Thee Stallion and Jon Pardi. On Saturday, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Surfaces and Jack Harlow. And on Sunday, Tyler the Creator, Polo G, Tate McRae and Greta Van Fleet all performed. This annual festival attracts so many visitors because it is different from just a regular concert. The park was filled with people dressed up in fun, unique outfits and people that styled their hair in funky ways and wore glitter or extra makeup to enhance their look. Food tents could be found in every corner where there were lines of people waiting to get acai bowls, pizza, pretzels, sandwiches and a variety of other items to choose from.

Billie Eilish attracted the biggest crowd, everyone was very excited to see her perform. She was the last artist of the night, and people were lined up all the way into the back of the park to see her perform. She played some of her biggest hits like Bad Guy and My Strange Addiction. Some from her new album, but they mainly consisted of her older throwbacks. As she got closer to singing her final song, people started to make their way towards the exits to avoid the upcoming traffic.

The night was perfect. The sky was clear and dark and the weather was starting to cool down. Bright neon lights came from every direction as swarms of people made their way across the park. Music was still playing, and although none of them came together, they all left together as if in unity. Standing there that night and observing everyone that passed by, it was easy to see why people loved going to events like these. Because there is nothing greater than seeing the pure bliss and excitement in everyones’ eyes and a mutual feeling of serenity when the music finally stops.