AUSTIN (KXAN) - The Austin City Limits Music Festival is around the corner. The grounds are being prepared at Zilker Park for what will be a first a two-weekend event.
More than 140 performers are on the bill this year, from well known acts like Depeche Mode and Lionel Richie, to new acts just building their buzz.
KXAN sat in on a local Austin band as they were rehearsing for their show at ACL.
Overlooking a quiet, peaceful Lake Travis, sits a home-turned-recording studio. The four-member band, The Bright Light Social Hour, calls Austin home.
"We've taken a break from playing in Austin to focus on writing and recording, so this is really exciting for us," said Jack O'Brien, the bass player and vocalist.
With a self-titled album already out and another in the works, this festival means as much to their career as to themselves.
"ACL for us is an opportunity in a lot of ways to kind of reintroduce ourselves and what we've been doing to our Austin crowd," said Curtis Roush, the guitar player and vocalist.
Their sound and style? They say bluesy with electronic elements mixed in. The band knows what this opportunity means--probably more than other bands.
"We all grew up here and we've been going to ACL for years as fans," said O'Brien, "To make that transition to being on stage, it's just really, really cool, really amazing, something definitely we all dreamed of for years."
The Bright Light Social Hour has a an hour long set on each Saturday of ACL. They'll play at 7 pm on the Austin Venture Stage.
Other band members are Joseph Mirasole, drums, and Edward Braillif, keyboard.
Even though there were no reports of iced over bridges or roadways like last week, officials are urging people to use extra caution while driving.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
A 55-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash just after midnight Monday morning near Lakeway.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
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