Austin City Limits Theater

Experience the "Live Music Capital of the World" at the Bullock

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The Austin City Limits (ACL) Theater installation in the Museum's third floor galleries features the music and musicians that made the innovative PBS series the longest-running music program in American television history.

From Local to Landmark

The ACL Theater's large-screen concert experience takes audiences from the 1974 pilot broadcast of Willie Nelson's ACL performance to the present day. The Austin City Limits television series, created by PBS Austin KLRU (then KLRN) program director Bill Arhos, producer Paul Bosner, and director Bruce Scafe, originally featured Austin’s local and diverse mix of country, blues, folk, and psychedelic music. The series now includes regional, national, and international acts performing a wide range of musical styles. Austin City Limits was designated as an official Rock and Roll Landmark in 2009 by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Now Playing at the Bullock

Sit back and enjoy Lyle Lovett, Loretta Lynn, Flaco Jiménez, Sheryl Crow, Radiohead, and film clips from other ACL broadcasts. Artifacts on display in the exhibition include the Austin City Limits neon sign and tree branches from the iconic Studio 6A set.

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by Museum members, donors, and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the State of Texas.

Banner image courtesy of Austin City Limits.