Austin Festival Gets Major Sponsor

The Austin City Limits Music Festival has secured a major sponsor that will help enable the festival to continue for the next five years. In addition to serving as the festival’s title sponsor, SBC Communications Inc. (SBC) will underwrite the Austin City Limits television series on PBS. SBC Communications, a data, voice and Internet services provider, also owns 60 percent of Cingular Wireless. Set for Sept. 19-21 at Austin’s Zilker Park, this year’s festival will feature a wide variety of musical styles, including performances by R.E.M., Al Green, Liz Phair, Rosanne Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams, Pat Green, Patty Griffin, the Mavericks, Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle, Robert Earl Keen, Jay Farrar, Nickel Creek, Asleep at the Wheel, Hank Williams III, Cross Canadian Ragweed and many others. 08/11/03