Parents' Guide to

Austin City Limits

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Texas-inspired concert show has something for everyone.

TV PBS Variety Show 1976
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The series, which has become a staple of PBS programming and the inspiration for a major Austin music festival, owes its longevity to its willingness to move beyond the local Texas music scene and embrace the diverse sounds of American root music. The wide array of music styles showcased here -- including alternative country, rock and roll, jazz, swing, and even Tejano music -- also reflects the multicultural nature of American music and the audiences who are listening to it.

The show is kid- and family-friendly overall, but you will hear the occasional swear word (which is usually bleeped) and some adult-oriented lyrics. But the bottom line is that it's a show that offers music fans of all ages a chance to see some of their favorite artists, as well as some new and innovative musical talent.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 3, 1976
  • Network: PBS
  • Genre: Variety Show
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: July 2, 2022

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