Happy birthday, "Austin City Limits." You're turning 35 and everyone from Dave Matthews Band to Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello and Dave Grohl's Them Crooked Vultures is stopping by wish you many happy returns.

The 35th season of the PBS concert series kicks off Oct. 3 with Dave Matthews Band, who makes their first appearance on the venerable program. This season will also feature ACL's first hip-hop episode with Mos Def and K'Naan. While there are some first timers this season, plenty of grizzled ACL vets are also stopping by:  Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel appear Nov. 14. It doesn't get more Texas than that, my friends.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is even getting into the act. On Oct. 1, the Cleveland institution will place a marker at ACL's Austin studio, declaring it an historic rock and roll landmark. Save us a piece of cake.

 

October 3, 2009    Dave Matthews Band
October 10, 2009    Ben Harper and Relentless7
October 17, 2009    Kenny Chesney
October 24, 2009    Andrew Bird / St. Vincent
October 31, 2009    M. Ward / Okkervil River
November 7, 2009    Elvis Costello / Band of Heathens
November 14, 2009    Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel
November 21, 2009    Pearl Jam

January 9, 2010    Allen Toussaint
January 16, 2010    Mos Def / K'Naan
January 23, 2010    TBD / Heartless Bastards
January 30, 2010    Steve Earle / Kris Kristofferson
February 6, 2010    Them Crooked Vultures
February 13, 2010    Madeleine Peyroux / Esperanza Spalding