Renowned live music television series Austin City Limits starts up its 48th season this fall with an hour devoted to Brandi Carlile premiering on PBS on October 1 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. The rest of the initial Season 48 lineup has been revealed featuring Sylvan Esso, Lucius, Japanese Breakfast and more.
Each episode was filmed at Austin City Limits’ studio home in Austin, Texas and will be available for streaming at pbs.org/austincitylimits shortly after the premiere. Seven new installments are part of the initial Season 48 lineup announcement with the rest of the 14-week slate to be revealed at a later date.
Brandi Carlile kicks off the next season with her third appearance on the show. Carlile was backed by a nine-piece band on songs from her latest album, In These Silent Days, and other career-spanning selections. Next, 2022 Grammy Best New Artist nominees Japanese Breakfast and Arlo Parks share the hour on October 8 before an episode featuring both Sylvan Esso and Lucius airs on October 15.
Allison Russell and The Weather Station make their ACL debuts for an episode premiering on October 22. Then, two generations of Texas-based artists, Robert Earl Keen and Parker McCollum share the hour set to air on October 29. Additionally, hours devoted to Lyle Lovett and Cimafunk and The Tribe will be broadcast on November 4 and November 12 respectively.
“We’re especially proud of what is truly a historic line-up for our new season, and we’re only halfway there,” noted longtime ACL executive producer Terry Lickona in a press release. “Never before have we showcased such an amazing mix of diverse and eclectic female artists, each making their mark on contemporary music with their own unique talents. We continue our musical journey from Country to Funk, plus the return of a tried-and-true favorite.”
Preview Japanese Breakfast’s ACL debut by watching “Posing For Cars” from the October 8th episode:
Austin City Limits Season 48 Initial Broadcast Lineup
- October 1: Brandi Carlile
- October 8: Japanese Breakfast / Arlo Parks
- October 15: Sylvan Esso / Lucius
- October 22: Allison Russell / The Weather Station
- October 29: Parker McCollum / Robert Earl Keen
- November 5: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
- November 12: Cimafunk and The Tribe