With only hours before the gates at Zilker Park open all the ACL Festival stages are booked and every timeslot filled…except one.
That spot was reserved for a band who had to prove themselves over a grueling process that went from 1,500 bands to 20, with over 160,000 votes counted over at The Dell Lounge
. The final five performed last night in front of a near-capacity crowd, packed tightly into Antone’s legendary nightclub in order to find out who would take the coveted spot thanks to The 3rd Annual Sound and The Jury.
The contestants included: OK Sweetheart, Andrew Tinker, The Bubbles, The Bright Light Social Hour and Mobley.
After all the bands rocked the stage and the crowd cheered on their favorites, the judges deliberated and it was announced at night’s end that The Bright Light Social Hour
was the overall favorite and will be performing at The Dell Stage Friday at 11:45
Thanks to all the bands who entered (be sure to make it back next year) and thanks to Hollywood Holt
for hosting the event. Be sure to catch The Bright Light Social Hour on Friday!
Photo courtesy of Annie Ray