October 2-4 & 9-11
Did you know that this festival was born from Austin City Limits, the longest running music show on TV? The PBS series highlights almost any and every type of musical genre under the hot Austin sun, and that openness to variety has translated into the live festival. Austin’s motto is “keep it weird” after all, so putting a label on its music festival just seems wrong. It’s as fluid as the city itself. Last year saw Sam Smith, The Avett Brothers, Iggy Azalea and Childish Gambino. And while the 2015 lineup hasn’t been announced yet, you can be assured it’ll look something like Coachella’s ? last year they shared 15 headliners. It’s still pretty darn hot in Texas in October so it’ll still feel like summer.