Happy ACL Music Fest Weekend 2 Tips & More


October 12, 2017

Update 10/12/17:
Weekend 1 Recap

Top Tips for Weekend 2

Happy ACL Music Festival 2017 Weekend 2. Keep in mind that airport style security will happen during the entire weekend at all 3 gates. Yep.. a new entrance this year too. You will not be able to take a bag in that is larger than 10x10x10... Drawstring bags & fanny packs have been mentioned as carriers of choice. 

Having the ACL APP while attending the festival is extremely helpful! Grab it here! 

ACL Music Festival 2017 Thingies to know
Each day open from 11am - 10pm at Zilkerpark 


ACL Music Festival Weekend 2 kicks off Friday (10/13). With the Massive Shooting in Las Vegas and so many lives lost and injuries, it's important to know safety measures that will be enforced. Having the ACL App on your phone is extremely helpful for just about everything during the entire time of the festival. Get it on your phone  


ACL works closely with local, state, and federal authorities to ensure the safest possible experience. You’ll notice uniformed and plain-clothed security throughout our site. They’re there to keep you safe, so don’t hesitate to ask them for help if you need immediate assistance.

  • Everyone entering the festival are subject to a full and complete airport-style search prior to entry. This may include a full body pat-down and magnetometer screening before entry. If you would like to be screened by security personnel of your same gender, please let security personnel know prior to the search process. Screening of children will always take place with the consent of a parent or guardian.
  • Please review the Allowed & Prohibited items list for a stress-free entry process, and email [email protected] if you have questions. Security will confiscate items if they are illegal, and will not hold any items until the festival is over. If you’re bringing prescription medication, make sure the name on the label matches the name on your ID, and our medical team will clear it at the entry gate.
  • All bags will be searched before entry. For your safety bag sizes will be limited to 18 L sized bags or smaller (roughly 1000 cubic inches or 10” x 10” x 10”). If you have to bring a bag, drawstring bags are ideal. PRO-TIP: To speed up entry, leave your bags at home, and take advantage of our No Bag Express Lanes.
  • REMEMBER: You’re the eyes and ears of the festival. If you see something suspicious, say something.
  • Know exits & evacuation routes using the emergency exit map.

Whether it's ACL Music Festival or any major public festival / event / function that will have a high volume of people that will require higher security & safety. What do you think should be done? ...