Willie Nelson featured on ACL’s virtual festival 2020

by: Amanda Hatfield

Like many other festivals this year, ACL will be holding a streaming edition in lieu of their usual two weekends worth of in-person events. ACL Fest 2020 will stream on what would’ve been the fest’s first weekend, from Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11, starting at 8 PM ET (7 PM CT) each night.

It’ll feature archival footage of previous years’ performances from Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Phish, Willie Nelson, My Morning Jacket, LCD Soundsystem, Billie Eilish, Queens of the Stone Age, The xx, St. Vincent, Spoon, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Sylvan Esso, Phoenix, Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr. and more, as well as appearances from Matthew McConaughey, Shakey Graves, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, and others.

The fest will also be raising money for Michelle Obama’s voting initiative When We All Vote, community COVID-19 relief fund All Together ATX, the Equal Justice Initiative, and Austin Parks Foundation, as well as selling a new line of merch.

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