From the famous acronym in the venue’s name, to the Willie Nelson statue that greets every concert goer who enters its doors, ACL Live at the Moody Theater is a place that loudly, and proudly, screams its dedication to great live music. This space serves as the setting for all the taped performances featured on the longest running music series in American television history, the renowned and celebrated PBS mainstay, Austin City Limits. It would be easier to make a list of bands and artists that haven't played ACL Live than it would be to name those who have—its ability to score top-notch talent is unmatched in the city, as is its near-perfect sound system. While it hosts plenty of traditionally-ticketed shows—the kind that require you to buy a seat (and brave the Ticketmaster fees)—when it comes to a taping, you can score free tickets by entering your name in a lottery. If you’re lucky enough to be chosen, you win the incredible prize of a rare intimate show from one of the big-name acts constantly gracing the stage.