What, you thought the sun wouldn’t noticeably go down when Willie gave it a lyrical nudge on “Night Life”? I heard a woman many yards away cheering with so much frenzy that she was gargling her screams into the golden hour. Willie threw one out for Merle — “It’s All Going To Pot” — and one for Waylon — “Good Hearted Woman.” He played the songs you want him to play, like “Crazy” and “Georgia On My Mind.” A streak of Austin hymns moved with the spirit: “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” “On the Road Again,” “Always On My Mind.” On the second song, two little girls in front of me braided their hair. Did they know …? - [Austin 360]
The 2016 Austin City Limits Music Festival wrapped up its two-weekend run on Sunday, October 9, with sets from LCD Soundsystem, HAIM, Willie Nelson, Miike Snow, Margo Price, Local Natives and many more. Willie's set in particular seemed like a huge party, with guest spots from the unofficial mayor of Austin, lMatthew McConaughey, as well as video tributes from everyone from Conor Oberst to RZA. We've got pictures from the final day of the fest in the gallery above.