KLRU is renowned for the Austin City Limits televised live broadcasting. And the taping of the show has been a desirable ticket to have for decades – over 4 decades to be exact. Premiering in 1974 with Willie Nelson, the show was created as a response to PBS’s request that local stations develop individual content. The show has become the longest running music program in television history and has been recognized in many significant ways.
A new event gaining momentum is the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. The ACL Hall of Fame event was established in 2014 to celebrate the legacy of legendary performing artists and special individuals who have played a vital part in the pioneering music series’ remarkable 40+ years as a music institution.
Inductees this year were Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, B.B. King, and Dick Peterson, whose journey began and ended at KLRU in Austin, playing a vital part in producing ACL. Performers included Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, Rodney Crowell, Gary Clark Jr., Billy Gibbons, B.B. King Band, Taj Mahal, and Eve Monsees.
Sponsorship opportunities help benefit KLRU-TV; look for opportunites in the spring of 2017 and ticket sales to follow. Watch – the opportunities go quickly!
The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame is located at The Moody Theater and consists of a photo gallery, timeline/anthology mural, and an interactive online library of Austin City Limits content.