Austinite becomes first ACL Fest attendee to sleep inside Zilker Park during festival

ACL Fest stage sponsor and local Austin company, HomeAway, provides dream accommodations to lucky festival attendees

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 5, 2018 – Today, Austinite Zach Moses becomes the first concert-goer in the Austin City Limits Music Festival’s 16-year history to stay inside Zilker Park, home to the festival.

Moses won a four-night stay, during the festival’s opening weekend, in a HomeAway sweepstakes held in August. HomeAway partnered with ACL Fest and to convert the Zilker Lodge –located just steps away from the festival’s gates— into a premier vacation rental experience The prize package also included VIP tickets to all three days of weekend one of the festival, for Moses and five invitees of his choice. Nearly 30,000 music lovers entered the contest.

“On top of the disbelief from winning the sweepstakes, it was amazing to see what HomeAway had done with the place when we arrived,” said Moses, who checked in Thursday evening with his wife, father, brother and a few friends. “We’re first-timers at ACL Fest, and the lodge is going to make this experience incredible for my family and me this weekend!”

Zilker Lodge, owned by local nonprofit Austin Sunshine Camps, was transformed to a custom vacation rental by, and was outfitted with gifts and festival survival goodies, including a pre-fest lunch from Chipotle, groceries from H-E-B, swag packs from Miller Lite, a pair of guitars and a wealth of beverages from High Brew Coffee and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and a fridge loaded with Topo Chico.

HomeAway is in the business of helping families and groups of friends come together and make the best memories of their lives while on vacation.

“It has been a joy to partner with ACL Fest, Austin Sunshine Camps, and to create an example of what we do with millions of our vacation rental owners and property managers every day,” said Adam Annen, manager of the project for HomeAway. “Like our millions of travelers around the world, we hope Zach and his group enjoy this unique vacation rental experience and his friends and family enjoy all that the lodge and fest have to offer.”

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