ACL Fest 2016: Austin, we have our first fest celeb sighting

It’s less than five hours into this year’s Austin City Limits Festival, but we’ve already spotted our first international celebrity (besides the musicians themselves, of course).

A steady stream of attendees arrive at the Barton Springs entrance of the ACL Music Festival entrance as festgoers arrive on Friday, August 30, 2016. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman


Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan made a stop at the Samsung Stage to catch Eliot Sumner’s show Friday afternoon.

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The actor Pierce Brosnan watches Eliot Sumner perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park Friday September 30, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

This isn’t the first time the former 007 agent has been spotted in Austin. As he takes breaks from filming his new show for AMC, he’ll periodically pop up at Guero’s or the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Brosnan has been filming a series for AMC in Central Texas this month. “The Son” is a “multi-generational epic tale of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family,” according to Deadline. The series is based on local author Philipp Meyer’s 2013 novel of the same name and will air in 2017.

The day is young…maybe we’ll spot some more famous folks as the weekend goes on.

Author: Jake Harris

Social Content Producer for the Austin American-Statesman.

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