Playlist: ACL Hometown Throwdown

Get a better understanding of where your favorite ACL artists are coming from – literally. 

Written by Lucy Chong
Illustrated by Ben Zerbo


With ACL right around the corner, out of towners and Austinites alike are in a frenzy to freshen up on their favorite artists’ music. What better way to familiarize yourself with this year’s performers than to listen to music they’ve dedicated to their hometowns? With artists from Jamaica and even Sweden, there are a variety of genres, but the shared themes of getting older are hard to miss. If you’re looking to learn more about this year’s ACL lineup, this playlist of hometown and coming-of-age songs is a one-stop shop!

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