TV Series

Austin City Limits


Photo courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin PBS.  Photo by Scott Newton.

Iconic PBS music series Austin City Limits (ACL) offers viewers unparalleled access to featured acts in an intimate setting that provides a platform for artists to deliver inspired, memorable, full-length performances.

The program is taped live before a concert audience from ACL's studio home, ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in television history and remains the only TV series to ever be awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Since its inception in 1974, the groundbreaking program has become a music institution, evolving from a local outlaw-country showcase to a required stopping point for superstars, innovators and talented newcomers from every corner of music. ACL was designated an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark in 2009 and received a rare institutional Peabody Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in 2012.

Austin City Limits is produced by KLRU-TV and funding is provided in part by Dell, the Austin Convention Center Department and Cirrus Logic. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Austin City Limits. Learn more about Austin City Limits, programming and history at