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Tyler, the Creator, Duran Duran added to ACL lineup, Stevie Nicks backs out

A week after DaBaby was dropped from the lineup, Austin City Limits Festival announced via Twitter on Tuesday that his set would be filled by rapper Tyler, the Creator. Hours later, Stevie Nicks announced that she would not play the festival due to COVID-19 concerns. She has since been replaced with Duran Duran.

Nicks, who is 73, said that while she is vaccinated, she is being "extremely cautious" by canceling the five performances she had planned for 2021.

Meanwhile, ACL said rapper, Tyler, the Creator, whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, would fill the Sunday slot in DaBaby's place, closing out both weekends of the festival. ACL said the hourly schedule will be out "soon."

Okonma recently played at Lollapalooza in Chicago and his prop-heavy set was well-celebrated and showcased the various eras of his career.

After Okonma finishes his festival performances, he will kick off the U.S. leg of his tour at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California, in February next year.

DaBaby was removed from the festival's lineup for homophobic comments he made during a Miami show. He was also dropped from Nevada's Day N Vegas and Lollapalooza.

This story was last updated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. to include more changes to the ACL lineup.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway