Music legend Tom Petty died Monday at the age of 66, so it’s no surprise that musicians are dedicating parts of their sets at Austin City Limits Music Festival to the late great legend. Here’s a roundup of the ones caught by Austin360’s ACL Fest team.
Asleep at the Wheel, the classic kick-off for every weekend of ACL Fest, played Petty’s hit “I Won’t Back Down” during their noon set on Friday.
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Music writer Peter Blackstock caught an unknown band playing Petty’s “Wildflowers” during sound check.
Whoever's soundchecking on the #ACLFest#BMIStage right now is playing #Wildflowers by #TomPettypic.twitter.com/VwiPuj5RUu
— Peter Blackstock (@Blackstock360) October 6, 2017
It didn’t happen at ACL Fest, but ACL artist Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real paid tribute to Petty at a Wednesday show by playing “American Girl.”
Nelson also performed an acoustic version of “Breakdown.”
Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness dedicated “Cecilia and the Satellite” to Petty.
Andrew McMahon dedicates "Cecilia and the Satellite" to Tom Petty. #aclfestpic.twitter.com/FpaG64SvRh
— Eric Webb (@webbeditor) October 6, 2017
We’ll keep updating this post with more Petty tributes as we spot them throughout the weekend.