Willie Nelson and Mavis Staples lead the line-up of acts performing at the 2016 Austin City Limits Festival Hall of Fame Inductions and Celebration. The ceremony takes place on October 12th, immediately after the two consecutive weekends of ACL Fest, where Willie Nelson is headlining.
B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson are this year’s inductees. Joining Nelson and Staples are Rodney Crowell, Gary Clark Jr. and Taj Mahal. Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally will co-host the evening at the ACL’s studio home at the Moody Theater.
Tickets for the event go on sale May 20th at 10am at Austin City Limits Live’s official site while the inductions from the ceremony will be broadcast as part of a special episode during Season 42, to air this fall on PBS.
The two prior weekends of ACL Fest will include over 130 acts to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the festival. Nelson will be joined by Chris Stapleton, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem.
To round out ACL’s massive year, the documentary A Song for You about the storied concert series will debut this year. Artists like Beck, Dave Grohl, Jenny Lewis, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy, Alabama Shakes, Florence and the Machine and Sturgill Simpson participated in the documentary, offering their recollections of their experiences with the series over the years.
“It was more than just one song at the end of The Tonight Show,” Dave Grohl recalled in a recently premiered clip from the film. “It was an ensemble performance that went on for more than six minutes, and I really liked that a lot. It was that kind of thing that inspired me to want to play with other people.”