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Update: ACL debuts 33 new additions ahead of 2021 festival

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

You might need to rethink your Austin City Limits 2021 schedule—the festival just got a little bit busier with 33 new additions to the lineup.

First announcing 11 new artists, then adding 22 more about two hours later, ACL took to social media on Friday to tell fans to "get excited" for the festival's newest performers.

So who are the new musicians?

  • Karol G, a Colombian singer-songwriter who makes music in many genres but is known for her reggaeton and Latin trap releases.
  • girl in red, a Norwegian singer-songwriter whose bedroom pop surrounds mental health and LBGTQ+ themes.
  • LeAnn Rimes, a Texas native who has been performing country music since she was 13. Weekend two only.
  • Skip Marley, a Jamaican singer-songwriter. Marley is the grandson of Bob Marley and makes reggae and dance music.
  • Amber Mark, who won a Grammy for "Best Engineered Album" after her diverse hip hop, R&B, soul, and bossa nova debut in 2017.
  • Arlie, a Nashville-based indie group that calls itself the "number 1 doctor-recommended band."
  • Jade Bird, weekend two only, an English musician who specializes in Americana, country and folk-rock while she plays her own guitar. Weekend Two only.
  • Maggie Rose, an American rock and blues singer. Weekend two only.
  • Calder Allen, who comes from a talented family: he's the grandson of Terry & Jo Harvey Allen, son of Bale Creek Allen, and nephew of Bukka Allen.
  • Vincent Neil Emerson, an East Texas native who calls himself the "torchbearer of the Texas songwriter tradition." Weekend two only.
  • WizTheMc, a 21-year-old rapper who has been working on his persona since middle school. Weekend two only.
But wait, there's more—these 22 artists will all perform on the BMI Stage this fall:
  • Bexley, weekend one only.
  • carolesdaughter, weekend one only.
  • David Ramirez, weekend two only.
  • Gina Chavez, weekend one only.
  • Gigi, weekend two only.
  • Hardy, weekend one only.
  • Jany Green, weekend one only.
  • Katie Pruitt, weekend one only.
  • Leah Blevins, weekend two only.
  • Leyla Blue, weekend two only.
  • Mattiel, weekend two only.
  • OMB Peezy, weekend two only.
  • Public Library Commute, weekend one only.
  • Raiche, weekend two only.
  • Samantha Sanchez, weekend two only.
  • Sun Room, weekend one only.
  • Superfónicos, weekend two only.
  • Tenille Arts, weekend one only.
  • The Teeta, weekend two only.
  • Yendry, weekend one only.
  • Zach Person, weekend two only.
  • Zella Day, weekend one only.

Only two and a half more months until the festival begins!


Pickleball gold rush links LeBron with Austin and a network of local investors like Brené Brown

King James

It's not on the level of LeBron signing with the Spurs, but who knows, maybe you'll see him at Guero's one day, having a Rob's Especial marg and a No. 1 dinner?

LeBron James, Draymond Green, Kevin Love, LeBron's business partner Maverick Carter, and a bunch of other sports-related investors are buying a Major League Pickleball expansion franchise.

Oddly, MLP teams aren't associated with places, so at this point it's just "an expansion team."

But Major League Pickelball is based in Austin, created, according to the Austin Business Journal, by Dreamland and Richard's Rainwater owner Steve Kuhn.

League investors include familiar Austin names like C3 Presents founders Charles Attal and Charlie Walker, Parsley Energy founder and partial Austin FC owner Brian Sheffield, Silicon Labs Chairman Nav Sooch, and pickleball enthusiast Brené Brown.

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Camp Fimfo Waco

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