KLRU will be taping a performance by M. Ward on Wednesday, August 5, at 8 p.m. Please visit the blog at austincitylimits.org for more details and to register for Space Available tickets.
Program: Austin City Limits with Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Sunday, August 2
Viewers in Austin will get an early look at a very special new episode of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS featuring Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel, which was taped earlier this year for ACL’s 35th anniversary season. The new episode marks the first time the two recording legends have shared the ACL stage, though both have performed many times separately in the show’s 35-year history. The sneak peek event will air on KLRU-TV in Austin on August 2 at 7:00 pm as part of the PBS channel’s summer pledge drive. It’s the only chance to see the broadcast until it airs nationally on November 14.
Longtime fans of the show might recall that Willie Nelson appeared on the original pilot episode for AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, recorded in October 1974, and Asleep at the Wheel appeared on the first episode of the first official season in 1976. This new episode finds Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel performing songs from their recently released Willie and The Wheel (**** Rolling Stone) as well as classics like “On the Road Again” and “Always on my Mind.”
Viewers making a pledge during the special August 2 broadcast between 7:00 and 9:30 pm will receive Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel thank you gifts, including a limited number of ticket packages to see Asleep at the Wheel at the famed Lukenbach Dance Hall on August 8th.
Additionally KLRU-TV is giving away 100 pairs of tickets to a special simulcast of the August 10 AUSTIN CITY LIMITS taping featuring the Dave Matthews Band. Anyone pledging a gift of $100 or more during the first weekend of the pledge drive will be automatically entered for a chance to receive two tickets.
The 35th anniversary season of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS premieres nationally on October 3 with Dave Matthews Band. Other performers in the new season include Kenny Chesney, Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello, Ben Harper and Relentless7 and more.
If you would like to be a part of the studio audience for the Mayoral Debate and Forum, RSVP here.
Doors open at 6 p.m., Debate begins at 7 p.m. sharp. All audience members need to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. as this will be broadcast live on both KLRU and KUT.
Giveaway is over. Congratulations to our winners!
You’ve watched the Celtic Women specials on KLRU, now see them perform live in Austin. Celtic Woman will perform Isle of Hope live in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, at the Frank Erwin Center. KLRU and the Erwin Center are giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show. Enter your email address between now and April 15. Winners will be chosen at random. You will need to be able to pick up your tickets on April 16 or 17 at KLRU.
Celtic Woman ushers Celtic music into the 21st century, putting a distinctively Ga’lic twist on ethereal contemporary songs (Enya’s ‘Orinoco Flow,’ “May It Be,’ the theme from ‘Lord of the Rings’) and timeless classics (‘Ave Maria,’ ‘Somewhere’), a modern flair on traditional Irish songs, and their own personal stamp on spellbinding original songs, all with exciting new arrangements.
Myers served as White House Press Secretary during President Bill Clinton’s first term, becoming the first woman to hold that position. She left the White House at the end of 1994. Myers is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of the bestselling book Why Women Should Rule the World.