ACL 2022

2022 Austin City Limits Guide

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL — Insider’s Guide for a Good Time!

Are you looking to have the time of your life? Well look no further than the Austin City Limits Music Festival! This year’s lineup is incredible, and there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a country music fan or prefer indie rock, there’s something for you at ACL. So, if you’re headed to Zilker Park this year, make sure to read our insider’s guide for a weekend you’ll never forget. From where to party afterwards to what to eat during, we’ve got you covered! Panacea co-founders Autumn Rich and Lisa Hickey helped kick off the legendary music festival over 20 years ago and they’ve come full circle! Now with their own event production company Panacea Collective they will be joining the ACL team once again to produce some special areas! Come check out our designs and see you at Zilker!



ACL Slay

Luckily, fall has brought us some cooler weather, but let’s be honest – still damn hot here in Texas. You’ll want to dress for the warm weather. A cute top with some jeans shorts is always a good choice, but if you really want to stay cool, consider wearing a sundress or a cool flowy skirt. It might be fun to add some HOT P!NK in your outfit on Saturday or maybe some cowboy boots on Friday or Sunday for The Chicks and Kacey Musgraves. Also, don’t forget your sunscreen, water bottle, shades and hats!
Of course, you’ll also want to make sure you’re comfortable. Wear shoes that you can walk in all day, and bring a backpack or small bag to carry any essentials!
Here is the bag policy from the official ACL site: Small clutch purses and fanny packs that are 4.5″ x 5.5″ or smaller. All other bags must be fully clear and be no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ ONLY. Bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited. Hydration packs are allowed, but must be emptied of all liquid.

Check out our Pinterest if you need some inspo! Here’s some of our favorite looks from past years…



The Acts that Steal the Show!

If you’re looking for a truly diverse music experience, the Austin City Limits Music Festival is the perfect event for you. The festival features a wide range of genres, including rock, indie, hip hop, and country. This year’s lineup includes some of the biggest names in music, such as The Chicks, Sza, Billy Strings, P!NK, Flume, Lil Nas X, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kacey Musgraves Paramore and so much more! We can’t wait to see what these artists bring to the table, and we know you’ll be just as excited as we are.

Click here to see the full list of this year’s performers!



ACL Beyond the Music

There are plenty of things to do at the festival besides listening to music. You can explore the American Express® Experience with complimentary ice cream, DIY phone charms, and daily drops of limited-edition NFTs. Check out the art installations, or the Coke Studio™ experience where you can build the perfect soundtrack with you and your friends on interactive structure. If you get tired of walking around, there are plenty of places to relax like the Hulu Motel or the T-Mobile Club Magenta. Come hang at the Wrangler Ranch or the Honda Water Tower to cool down and get your free tattoo!


ACL Eats – Because We All Love Some Austin Fest Food!

When you’re ready to refuel, ACL Eats offers plenty of food options to choose from. Fortunately, no one is serving Red Hot Chili Peppers, but you can find anything from BBQ at Micklethwait Barbecue to some cheesy pizza at Austin Pizza. Cool down with a deliciously sweet and perfectly tart popsicle from Good Pop or try some mouthwatering treats at Voodoo Doughnut. We’ve provided a full list of all of the food vendors below!



Every Hour is Happy Hour!


There are plenty of places to get drinks at ACL from the Wine Lounge and Tito’s Stardust Experience to the Craft Beer Hall and Miller Lite Time. You can also find bars and concession stands throughout the festival grounds, so you won’t have to go far to quench your thirst. Just be sure to drink responsibly and stay hydrated in the Texas heat! No matter what your preference, you’re sure to find a place to enjoy a refreshing beverage during your time at the festival. So, let’s pour more for Paramore, cheers!



Pro Tips

If you are party-ing it up in a group, make sure you arrive together and have a meeting spot should you get separated. It is also important to have your phone charged because again, large crowds = bad cell service. Make use of the festival app which will help with mapping out the grounds, scheduling, artist info and more! For more tips, head to the ACL official website.


The After Party

The party doesn’t stop when the festival does! So, if you are looking to keep the party going here is the official ACL Fest Nights lineup!

Or stop in at our favorite late night party spots including Neon Grotto,


Now that you know what to expect, all that’s left to do is have some fun. We will see you at Austin City Limits!

About The Author

Haley Elander

Haley earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) majoring in Radio, Television, Film from The University of Texas at Austin. She focused on editing and screenplay while interning at Broken Lizard Industries and The Ellen Degeneres Show.

After college she gained experience as a Project Manager, Marketing Director, and Day to Day Manager in the music industry, working with international touring bands at Triple 8 Management. Before joining Panacea she excelled in event production at Roadhouse Live, Luck Reunion, and Texas Monthly. When she isn’t making events come to life, she is a Trip Leader hosting international group travel at Legit Trips, or catching her favorite bands at Stubb’s.