SXSW may get more of the pub, but if the mayhem of downtown Austin in spring isn’t quite your cup of tea, head out to Austin City Limits in October for three days of non-stop tunes…and some Texas barbecue. Situated in Austin’s gorgeous Zilker Park, ACL draws artists from a wide swath of music genres to fill its lineup of roughly 130 bands. Case in point: last year’s roster, which included ’80s treasures Depeche Mode, the Cure and Lionel Richie, bopping alongside newer EDM, hip-hop and country acts Kaskade, Kendrick Lamar and Eric Church. ACL expanded to two weekends in 2013, so there really is no excuse for missing out on the fun. Party, karamu, fiesta forever!