The Lounge Series benefiting Black Fret

Limited Capacity Intimate Shows
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ACL Live presents The Lounge Series, a succession of limited capacity shows featuring Texas artists, all benefitting Black Fret. The line up includes Wild Child (Unplugged) with The Texas Gentlemen on Friday, October 2Shinyribs with Blue Water Highway on Thursday, October 15Brownout 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.

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.


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


Wild Child (Unplugged)

with The Texas Gentlemen

Friday, October 2


with Blue Water Highway

Thursday, October 15


with Nane

Friday, October 16

Jackie Venson

Vintage Machine Album Release

with Blackillac


Friday, November 20