George Strait Set to Headline Austin City Limits Festival Later This Year

by Madison Miller

George Strait is gearing up to return to the stage and perform for people once again. The country icon will be proving why he deserves that past three Entertainer of the Year awards at the CMAs.

Strait is going to be performing at the 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival in October. It will take place in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. He will headline one night out of the six nights the festival is running.

Austin City Limits Festival

As of now, it’s unclear exactly what day you would need to keep free to go see George Strait. The day-to-day schedule has not yet been announced by the festival. He will not be the only country artist making an appearance, either. Jon Pardi, Tanya Tucker, Cam, and Asleep at the Wheel are all making an appearance for the in-person festival.

Other headliners for the event are Billie Eilish, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Rufus Du Sol, DaBaby, and Erykah Badu. Some other major artists making an appearance are Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly, Phoebe Bridgers, Jack Harlow, and Greta Van Fleet. The festival recently released a poster of all the upcoming acts. The festival poster is a familiar sight, but it’s been over a year since so many people could consider performing in one location together.

As of now, the three-day tickets for attending the entire first weekend of the festival from Oct. 1-3 are sold out. Single tickets go on sale when the day-to-day lineup releases.

George Strait Future Shows

According to Austin American-Statesman, this is the first time George Strait is playing at the ACL Fest. If you can’t get a hold of the rapidly selling tickets, Strait has plenty of locations on his tour list. He will play at the 2022 Rodeo Houston and will play a pair of shows in August in Las Vegas.

The festival will have eight stages and will be at full capacity. The ACL Fest announced they “are in regular communication with local health and public safety officials and will follow current recommendations and guidelines at the time of the festival. As the weekends approach, ACL Fest patrons will receive regular updates with important information regarding safety policies and procedures before entering Zilker Park.” 

Austin, Texas is anticipating an even higher vaccination rate by the time October rolls around.

All of George Strait’s upcoming shows are available to view, here. His next performance will be at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 13-14. He will also be playing at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota in November. There may be more dates added to the calendar in the coming weeks and months.