2018 ACL Cares Application
Zilker Park | Austin, Texas | October 5-7 and October 12-14, 2018


 Deadline to Apply: May 31st, 2018 at 5:00PM CST 

The Austin City Limits Music Festival (the "Festival") provides a platform for organizations to inspire thousands of people a day in one of Austin's most cherished parks. The 2018 festival will feature an area called "ACL Cares" to showcase select organizations. We feel that participation by the right non-profit organizations adds depth and richness to our event and hopefully informs and educates patrons beyond the music. The Festival is produced by C3 Presents, LLC ("C3').

We choose to feature organizations that are focused on the environment and those committed to improving the quality of life for future generations. We prefer local organizations that work throughout the year in the Austin area for the benefit of the community. We will also select organizations that can commit to each day of the Festival for both weekends.


  • Applications from interested organizations will be accepted through May 31st, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST.
  • A committee will review all submissions.
  • In June 2018, we will finalize selections and contact everyone who submitted an application.

Here's what we are able to offer to you:

  • A typical setup is a 10’ x 10’ tent with tables and chairs or a shared tent between two organizations.
  • Specially designed signage (any other banners or signage will be subject to approval by C3).
  • Staff passes for four people per day. No meals are provided. If you need additional work passes or special access please oultine your needs below in your application.

Is Austin City Limits Music Festival right for your organization?  Some stipulations (subject to change at C3's sole discretion):

  • We are looking for creative, engaging displays and activations that will enhance the festival. Think big and tell us below how you will provide an experience for fans to remember! 
  • You can't solicit for donations. You can’t sell anything. You can’t pursue membership or interest outside your booth’s immediate footprint. No roaming the crowds. Patrons must come to you.
  • If selected, you will be part of the ACL Cares community, so help one another and be neighborly!
  • Your table must be staffed all day, every day of the festival. ACL Cares Hours are 11 am to 8 pm (subject to change).  All organizations must be loaded in and ready for operation by 10:30 am each festival day
  • You will load out at the end of the Festival on Sunday night, October 7 and Sunday, October 14.
  • We will give priority during the selection process to non-profits that are available both weekends.
  • Giveaways are limited. Each exhibitor is permitted to distribute a maximum of 200 “soft” items (t-shirts, tote bags, etc.) each day of the Festival. No food or beverages may be distributed. All items are subject to C3 approval.
  • Any giveaways must keep in mind our mission of greening the festival.  Don’t hand out items that can quickly turn into trash (for ex: temporary tattoos + stickers).  We particularly ask that you do NOT distribute flyers or brochures.  
  • Any activities must be coordinated through, and approved by C3 Presents.
Requests submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed. If approved, you will receive an email with further information. 
Application Close: 5/31/2018 at 5:00 PM CST 

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Follow Up

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You will hear back regarding your application by June 2018. If you have immediate questions, send an email to greening@aclfestival.com.