Leap of Joy is Going Back to ACL!

We have a lot of great things happening here at Leap of Joy this fall. From fundraisers at Shake Shack and Chuck E. Cheese to new classes and all sorts of events and happenings, it’s quickly turning out to be a busy season! One of the events we’re most excited about is coming up this weekend: Austin City Limits Music Festival!

Last year, we were lucky enough to be invited to be part of the ACL Cares program. We had a booth set up in Austin Kiddie Limits, the special kids-friendly section of the festival, and got to share it with the wonderful people at Austin Allies. We had lots of Leap of Joy bracelets to give away, and spent both weekends making masks with a bunch of awesome kids. It was a blast!

Here’s a photo of us making masks with the kids last year at ACL!

Recently, we announced that we were invited back again! We’re so happy to be able to go back to the festival. Last year was a great experience and we’re looking forward to having an even better time this year.

We will again be hanging out at Austin Kiddie Limits, which is located near the Barton Springs East entrance. Here’s a link to the full map. If you have children with you, there is also the convenience of a family-friendly entrance to the right of the Barton Springs East entrance (it closes at 7 p.m.) If you have kids under the age of 10, and you have an ACL wristband, they get in for free! You can check out the full Austin Kiddie Limits deal here, including a detailed map of the family entrance. There are tons of kids that come hang out, with lots of activities and family-friendly music all day until 7!

This year, we’re going to be making jingle bell shakers, so the kids can make their own live music! We’ll have our own booth and genuinely hope that you can stop by and say hi to us while you’re at the festival! We’ll have Leap of Joy bracelets to give away, as well.

Our cool Leap of Joy bracelets we’re giving away at ACL this year!


Who Are You Most Excited to See at the Festival?

Guns N’ Roses? Childish Gambino? How about LEAP OF JOY?

Additionally–and this is something we’re REALLY excited about–this year we get to be a part of a new part of ACL. It’s called the Bonus Tracks Stage, and during Weekend 1 we’ll be on it!

ACL Bonus Tracks Stage

What is the ACL Bonus Tracks Stage?

This year, ACL has a new stage, the Bonus Tracks Stage. Located behind Austin Kiddie Limits, there will be special events going on at this stage both weekends. You can see the full schedule here. There will be all sorts of things, including podcast recordings, interviews with Andrew Knowlton and special guests, and–most important–Leap of Joy! On Friday, October 4th (weekend one), we will be onstage with our wonderful instructor Monica Aguilar teaching class! It will be an all-age-appropriate creative movement class, starting at 1 p.m. and running until 1:15 p.m.

While we’ll be at Austin Kiddie Limits all weekend, both weekends, we’ll only be at the ACL Bonus Tracks Stage on Friday, Oct 4th from 1-1:15 p.m. If you have a chance and are at the festival with your kiddos on Friday, please stop by and see us! Monica has a lot of fun things planned for them!

Even if you don’t have kiddos, we’d love for you to swing by and show your support! The kids will have twice as much fun with people cheering them on!

And when the kiddos are done, Mom and Dad can visit the Wine Lounge, located conveniently in the same area.



We’ll also be posting photos and updates via our new-and-improved Twitter feed. Whether you’re at the festival or living vicariously through the Internet, you can check us out @LeapofJoy.

Happy ACL, everyone! Hope to see you there!

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