A star-studded lineup featuring a diverse selection of musical styles rocked the 2010 Austin City Limits Festival, which took place this weekend in the live music capital of the world. As always, Gibson was on the scene.
In the hands of superstar bands and up-and-coming artists, Gibson and Epiphone guitars were in abundance at the three-day music event. Joe Walsh of the Eagles slung a 12-string Gibson, Grace Potter played a Flying V, and M. Ward plucked a Johnny A. model during his set with Monsters of Folk. Epiphones were all over the festival stages, as well, employed by the likes of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Vampire Weekend.
In addition, Gibson hosted events outside of the festival, teaming up with BMI to host the “For Those About to Rock” festival eve kick-off party at Austin’s Gibson Showroom. The event featured performances from Caitlin Rose and Austin favorites T Bird and the Breaks. On Friday, Gibson partnered with KUT Radio and the Four Seasons Hotel to present three amazing bands – Spoon, Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Blind Pilot.
Then, on Saturday night, Gibson joined Oscar and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham for his sold-out festival after party. The Gibson Tour Bus became a Green Room/VIP area and even turned into an impromptu rehearsal space. Check out Bingham playing with country singer Terry Allen below.
Joe Walsh of the Eagles
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
M. Ward with Monsters of Folk
The Gaslight Anthem
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Kings Go Forth
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
T Bird and the Breaks