Austin City Limits Music Festival organizers are offering refunds to fans who feel unsafe to attend in light of recent events. The festival made the announcement following the tragic shooting in Vegas on Sunday.
ACL 2017 runs this weekend Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 13-15.
The festival draws more than 450,000 people each year, so far there have been only two requests for refunds as of Tuesday.
Country stars set to perform include Luke Combs, Brothers Osborne, Devin Dawson, and Tucker Bethard.
Even before the mass shooting in Las Vegas, ACL Festival had ensured that security would be tight, with safety a top priority. Interim police Chief Brian Manley says that police officers will have a strong presence at the festival. Umbrellas, cigarettes and blow-up furniture are banned from the event this year. There will also be restrictions on what size bag can be brought in, and fans should anticipate pat-downs and bag searches when they approach the gate.
Luke Bryan was on Good Morning America yesterday to talk about being a judge on American Idol, but before that he talked about the Las Vegas shooting and how he talked to Jason Aldean after it happened:
"It was one of the most heartbreaking days of my life, and for this country, too,” said Luke, in part. “I talked to Jason Aldean very early that morning, and hearing one of your best friends shaken up like that, knowing they’ll never be able to un-see these things. I don't know you get lumps and you get nauseated. And Katy, I and Lionel, we talked about it. There’s just gotta be something that we can do, from the mental health issue to all of the issues that are causing these things."
Tim and Faith will be at the AT&T Center tonight! We played a game of “Rapid Fire” with them this morning and got to ask some interesting questions. We asked Tim what his favorite outfit to see Faith in is, and asked Faith about what’s on her honey-do list for Tim plus other fun questions, you can hear the full interview here.