Fresh’s Picks for ACL 2017

KUTX’s Aaron “Fresh” Knight hosts The Breaks with Confucius and Fresh every Saturday night 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. Here are his picks of the best artists playing the Austin City Limits Festival this year.  Make sure you don’t miss these:


Jay-Z jay-z

Do I need to say more? I mean it’s Jay-Z. This is an artist I have a huge admiration for who I look to as someone that has raised me with his lyrics. Also, I haven’t seen him live since the 2009 Blueprint 3 Tour.



Ice Cube
ice cube

I’ve never seen him live and would love to see him perform the classics from albums like Amerikkkas Most Wanted and Death Certificate.





An amazing artist and songwriter whose first debut album I highly enjoyed and recommend everyone here. The guy bounced back from Drake stealing a whole song and has become a sort of bright spot in today’s music. 





After hearing them collab with rap artists like Mick Jenkins and Ghostface Killah I was really intrigued by them. I look forward to hearing and seeing this amazing band take the stage.


This young local talent is someone I’ve been championing for the longest now. I’m excited that she’s made it onto the ACL Fest stage and look forward to seeing her live for only the second time.

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