No ACL Wristband? No Problem
10/2/2013 11:37:00 AM
Didn't get passes for ACL's sold-out weekend one but you still need plans to show people that you might leave the house? Here are some suggestions.
There is missing ACL and then there is missing your last chance to get your beer and brats on at on Rainey Street at Banger's Oktoberfest. Don't miss an opportunity to exercise your German vocabulary and eat like a Bavarian at Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden Saturday and Sunday.
This year, the "other ACL," that is, the Austin Corn Lovers Festival, will feature the Old 97's, The Beaumonts, Two Hoots and a Holler, and a number of other Texas bands. The fest will run throughout the weekend at various locations around Austin and promises to be much, much cheaper than Zilker with cover charges never above $8.
If you want to hang out nearby the all the action, check out the free Barton Springs Block Party Benefitting HAAM featuring treats that might just make you forget about the traffic from Tito's Vodka, Gourdough's, Hey Cupcake!, Whole Foods and Dulce Vida Tequila. RSVP here. 21+ only.
For dipping your toes into ACL, check out the ACL Official Late Night Shows. Many are sold out yet many like Franz Ferdinand, Dawes, and Jake Bugg still remain.
There will also be an "official" ACL Gospel Brunch at Stubb's featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama. So, ACL plus a Southern-style buffet and a Bloody Mary bar -- check it out.