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We care about supporting good causes and providing an opportunity for select organizations to gain support from thousands of enthusiastic, like-minded people. Did you know many of the ACL Cares organizations help to improve and save lives?

Stop by to see how you can up your karma by helping us make a difference in the local community and beyond. And check out our Rock and Recycle page to see the difference ACL Fest fans have made by keeping Zilker Park green.



When you throw an outdoor party as big as ACL Fest, there’s more to think about than just putting on an amazing rock show. The Rock & Recycle Program, presented by Austin Parks Foundation, encourages festival attendees to pick up a bag of recyclables from the grounds in exchange for a specially designed ACL Fest line-up tee. Participants will be entered to win a Fairdale bicycle each weekend, and there will be a drawing for a pair of 2018 ACL Fest tickets every night.


FUN FACT: ACL Fest fans have contributed more than $20 million towards the improvement of Zilker Park as well as parks all across the city, simply through their patronage of ACL Festival.

Zilker Park is a place where Austinites and visitors alike come to play, dream, explore, and experience one of the best festivals in the country. Thanks to our 10-year partnership with Austin Parks Foundation. Through this partnership, your attendance at ACL Music Festival is helping to improve the health and safety of Zilker Park, as well as parks all over Austin.

While you’re jamming out in the park this fall, remember that a portion of EVERY ticket sale and other revenues from ACL go directly towards improving Austin’s beautiful green spaces. Funds generated by ACL Fest fans have allowed APF to plant and save trees; install playscapes, volleyball courts and ping pong tables; improve and expand trails; install trash cans, picnic tables and benches; and redevelop entire parks that transform neighborhoods.

Check out this interactive map to see APF’s ACL Music Festival grant funding, just one of the ways ACL fans are improving Austin’s parks!