Spending New Year’s Eve in? ACL Hall of Fame broadcast might be the ticket
As the clock approaches midnight on Sunday, the New Year is set to bring freezing temperatures that may last for a couple of days. While there’s plenty to do if you’re willing to brave the cold for New Year’s Eve, here’s a good option for those who might opt to stay in: The fourth annual Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show.
Taped Oct. 25 at ACL Live, this year’s gala event honored new inductees Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and the Neville Brothers, with special guests including Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Ry Cooder, Brandi Carlile, Raul Malo, Trombone Shorty, Dr. John and host Chris Isaak. An hourlong program of highlights from that night will air at 10 p.m. on local PBS affiliate KLRU, and again at 11 p.m.
Not a physical place but simply an honorary designation, ACL’s Hall of Fame first honored Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan in 2014. Every year since, they’ve added a few more musicians who’ve played a significant role in helping the 43-year-old show become the longest-running music television program ever.
In January, episodes taped in the summer and fall of 2017 will begin airing as the 43rd season of “Austin City Limits” continues. The schedule through mid-February is as follows; click on the name of each band to see our review of that show.
- Jan. 6: Father John Misty / Black Angels
- Jan. 13: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit / Amanda Shires
- Jan. 20: Herbie Hancock
- Jan. 27: Run the Jewels
- Feb. 3: LCD Soundsystem
- Feb. 10: Dan Auerbach / Shinyribs
- Feb. 17: Chris Stapleton / Turnpike Troubadours
Check Austin Music Source’s ACL TV page for all of our “Austin City Limits” reviews and news.