Austin City Limits has announced their official late night shows for 2017. If you are a ACL newbie here's the short version: throughout the two weeks of Austin City Limits some of your favorite ACL artists will be performing at venues throughout the Austin area. Shows begin on Thursday 10/5 and go through the second weekend of ACL. The artists and venues vary by week so be sure to check the schedule. You can see the full poster of shows below.
Most of the shows are pretty inexpensive, but the prices will vary by artist. If you register with C3 concerts here before midnight on 8/22 you can get access to the special presale, which will help as a lot of these shows will sell out really quickly. If you don't sign up for the presale your next chance to purchase tickets will be when it gets opened up to the public on 8/25 at 10 am CT. Here's our favorite shows during the ACL late night shows:
Portugal. The Man w/ Lido: Portugal. The Man is an awesome jam band and is the stuff of legends for some of their late night / after party shows at other festivals. I expect this one to be a great show at Stubb's on Saturday night (10/7)
Spoon w/ Mondo Cozmo: Spoon needs no introduction - they are fantastic. Mondo Cozmo right now is my favorite young live performer - he is absolutely superb live. If you can make it to this show I cannot recommend it enough; I just saw both bands at Lollapalooza and both were fantastic.
Carseat Headrest w/ White Reaper: If you like good old fashioned rock and roll then this is an awesome pairing for you. Both bands are on the rise and are solid live acts.
Whitney w/ Kweku Collins: I have no idea why these two acts are paired together, it seems like such a weird choice. That said, I really enjoy both so it works out well for me. The show should be pretty inexpensive and is conveniently located in downtown Austin.
Remember if you really want tickets to a certain show I really recommend signing up for the presale - ACL late night shows are open to the public and will sell out quickly. Don't risk it by waiting to snag your tickets!