June 26th show to feature Jeff Bridges (above), Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt and more.
Austin City Limits (ACL) announces KLRU Presents: Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years, an all-star benefit concert on Thursday, June 26th featuring some of the brightest stars in the show’s history returning to the Austin City Limits stage. The evening, hosted by Jeff Bridges and Sheryl Crow, will feature Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen, Kris Kristofferson, Lloyd Maines, Bonnie Raitt, T Bone Burnett, Jimmie Vaughan, Grupo Fantasma and Doyle Bramhall II along with musical performances from Bridges and Crow.
Commemorating the music series’40th Anniversary, the evening will benefit KLRU-TV, the Austin PBS station that created the show in 1974 and continues to produce the show today. The concert will take place at ACL’s home, ACL Live at The Moody Theater, and will be taped as part of a two-hour PBS primetime special, Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years, airing Friday, October 3rd, 9–11pm ET, during PBS Arts Fall Festival. ACL continues its remarkable run, kicking off its milestone 40th year with the series season premiere on October 4th. The complete broadcast episode schedule for Season 40 will be announced at a later date.
Photo credit: Scott Newton