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Nightmare on Willie Nelson Boolevard

A Haunted Tour of ACL Live
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Zombies and ghoulies and ghosties, oh my! Experience music’s best address like never before: go backstage at Austin’s most iconic venue – Halloween style. This special guided tour of the venue is not for the faint of heart, featuring live musical performances from beyond the grave (Johnny Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughan & more), legendary rock photography galleries, behind-the-scenes stories about Austin City Limits and its performers, unimaginable horrors & some spooky surprises. Prepare to be scared at Nightmare on Willie Nelson Boolevard!

Please noteThe regular haunted tour experience features strobe lights and sudden movement/noises, so it is not recommended for people with sensitivity to these sensations.


And now, enjoy fall fun for the whole family at Nightmare on Willie Nelson Boolevard: Family Edition, only on October 31 from 4PM-7PM! A 30-minute kid-friendly version of our haunted tour takes you backstage at famous ACL Live in all of its Halloween glory, complete with fun facts and scary stories. Full of tricks AND treats: each child ticket (guests 12 and under) purchased comes with a decorate-your-own treat bag kit (no shared supplies to maintain sanitation), with candy stops along the tour for kids to get a safe trick-or-treating experience. Costumes encouraged!

Arrive early to the Spooky Lounge at 3TEN for kids to pick up and decorate their bags, parents to grab a drink, and the whole family to snap a photo in our themed photo booth before the tour begins!


There’s nothing more frightening than germs. Masks are required for all guests over the age of 2 and must stay on the whole tour. Guests must complete a health check upon entry (temperature check and questionnaire). Social distancing will be enforced – we’ve got some scares to terrify even the bravest souls, but our staff will not come close to guests during the experience. 

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start to ensure that the frightening fun will begin on time. Late admission is not allowed, and refunds will not be granted to tardy arrivals.


Each tour is limited in size, so get your tickets today! Multiple tour times are available each night of the event, with regular tours running 8PM-11PM. Kid-friendly tours available October 31 only, from 4PM-7PM (multiple tours available). Read our full safety information here.


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