Okay let’s have a concert with all of the best roots-derived bands in the world. We will call it the Austin City Limits Music Festival. We will have it Sept. 19, 20, & 21, 2003 at Zilker Park
in Austin, Texas. More than 75,000 will attend – it will be cool.
Here is a partial lineup – I didn’t make this up:
R.E.M., Al Green, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Los Lobos, Mavis Staples, the Mavericks, Liz Phair, Ben Harper, Polyphonic Spree, Jack Johnson, String Cheese Incident, Patty Griffin, Alejandro Escovedo, Leftover Salmon, Kings Of Leon, Topaz, the Derailers, Richard Buckner, the Gourds, Robert Randolph, Ween, G. Love & Special Sauce, Spoon, Galactic, O.A.R., Gomez, Doyle Bramhall, Ian Moore, Beth Orton, Beta Band, Old 97’s, Abra Moore, Ben Kweller, the Shins, Dwight Yoakam, Yo La Tengo, Steve Winwood, Bela Fleck, Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle, Robert Earl Keen, Jay Farrar, Asleep At The Wheel, Hank Williams III, the Dandy Warhols, the North Mississippi All Stars, Howie Day, Cody ChesnuTT, Spearhead, Jason Mraz, Yonder Mountain String Band, Donovan, Charlie Robison, Doyle Bramhall, and Keller Williams.
The festival site has bios of every single band booked, just click on their names here. Also available are $65 three-day tickets; single-day tickets will be put on sale after June 24.