ACL Live presents The Lounge Series featuring

Jackie Venson with Blackillac

Vintage Machine Album Release

Limited Capacity Intimate Show benefiting Black Fret

Fri, November 20, 2020

The Lounge Series ft. Jackie Venson with Blackillac originally slated for October 3, 2020 has been rescheduled to November 20, 2020. We’re very much looking forward to this incredible lineup later this fall, still benefitting a great cause: Black Fret! Tickets purchased for the October show will be honored at the new November date with no need to repurchase or have them reissued, and November tickets are available for purchase right now at For further ticket inquiries, please reach out to

ACL Live presents The Lounge Series, a succession of shows with limited public access featuring Texas artists, all benefitting Black Fret. The line up includes Wild Child (Unplugged) with The Texas Gentlemen on Friday, October 2; Shinyribs with Blue Water Highway on Thursday, October 15; Brownout with Nané​ on Friday, October 16; and Jackie Venson with Blackillac on Friday, November 20.

The health & safety of fans, staff, and performers is our priority. Masks will be mandatory for all patrons at this event, and distancing is enforced throughout the venue. Each seating group is appropriately spaced from neighboring groups, and staggered entry procedures utilizing multiple points of access are in place to minimize contact between guests. Please check your email for your specified entry assignment. All patrons will be asked to complete a health screening at the door, including a temperature check and brief questionnaire. Read our complete safety information here.

Click here to view concert floor seating layout.

To complete the lounge experience, full food and bar service will be available during this event. To encourage a fully contactless experience, select food & beverage items are available for pre-purchase during the reservation process. Food & drink purchased in advance will be available to your party upon arrival, and is non-refundable. For questions about your order, please email  You may also order at the event; full food and and drink menus are viewable here. Outside food or drink is not permitted.


Jackie Venson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter known far and wide for her complexly beautiful music and blazing guitar skills. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jackie has traveled the world playing to massive crowds both as a headliner and as support for major acts such as Gary Clark Jr, Aloe Blacc, Citizen Cope to name a few. With the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancellation of her entire tour schedule and the wave of social change sweeping across the country, Jackie committed herself to releasing more music than ever before, connecting with her fans directly and speaking up about the change she wanted to see in her city and country. On April 20th, Jackie released a new EP titled “jackie the robot vol 1” composed entirely of remixes that reimagine Jackie’s critically acclaimed catalogue, and showcases her growth as both a musician and producer. This fall, Jackie will be releasing her next studio album “Vintage Machine”, her first studio follow up to 2019’s “Joy”. Music from “Vintage Machine” will be featured heavily on Jackie’s upcoming taping for Austin City Limits’ 46th season. With the uncertainty of the times we’re living in, one thing holds true for Jackie Venson, she’s going to play her music, speak her truth and spread as much joy as she can doing it.​


Blackillac is a hip hop duo from Austin consisting of emcees Zeale and Phranchyze. The duo won Austin Music Awards best hip hop act 2020 and has toured both nationally and internationally in the past year. The group came together 2 years ago with production being led by Gary Clark Jr, Kallaghan and Josiah Bell.


Black Fret is a 501(c)3 public charity whose mission is to empower local musicians to create and perform great new music. Based on the belief that our local music is art, worthy of the support of the community, Black Fret raises funds through an innovative evolution of the age-old symphony patronage model. Since its founding in 2013, Black Fret has awarded almost $2,000,000 to musicians in Austin, Texas. And in 2020, Black Fret launched its first chapter outside Austin in Seattle Washington. Those who join Black Fret pay their annual dues and gain the right to nominate their favorite acts, enjoy performances by some of the city’s top artists through a broad range of private events including monthly shows in intimate venues and an annual gala event at which grants are awarded to all nominees chosen by Black Fret constituents. For more information, please visit

Make a night of it! Book a room just steps away at W Austin, starting at just $189 (including parking).