Austin Kiddie Limits 2009 Schedule Set

Well, the 2009 Austin City Limits Festival schedule is out and Austin Kiddie Limits is part of the fun, of course. Half the fun is planning the AKL stages around the shows in the rest of the park you want to see. (The other half is, of course, watching those finely made plans be blown to bits by the fact that your kids can't be marshalled around at will. It's good parenting training, actually.)

Anyway, here goes...

Friday, Oct. 2
11:30 - 11:50 Stoosh (ex-Loose Cannons folks)
12:30 - 12:50 Paul Green School of Rock All-Stars
1:30 - 1:50 Telephone Company
2:30 - 2:50 Milkshake
3:15 - 3:30 Special Guest
3:30 - 4:00 Lunch Money

Lots of good stuff going on in the afternoon -- Asleep at the Wheel, Medeski Martin & Wood, Blitzen Trapper. Good thing a lot of those folks are playing later in the weekend... As for the special guest, I'm pretty sure Andrew Bird's above Tor's pay grade (and his crowds would overrun the AKL area), but that's my vote.
Saturday, Oct. 3
11:30 - 11:55 Mr. Leebot
12:30 - 12:55 Milkshake
1:30 - 1:55 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
2:30 - 2:55 Quinn Sullivan (young guitar whiz)
3:15 - 3:40 Lunch Money
3:45ish - 4:00 Special Guest
4:00 - 4:30 Ralph's World

Not quite as many familiar names -- Grizzly Bear, perhaps, or the Raveonettes. Perhaps it's a good time to check out the Xbox 360 stage (the old WaMu stage). Guest artist suggestion? Unfortunately Papa Mali (whose collaboration with George Carver yielded the excellent Down at the Zoo is playing at the same time as the Special Guest slot, so I'l just say two simple words: John. Vanderslice. Can we get Recess Monkey to come down for a special appearance?

Sunday, Oct. 4
11:30 - 11:50 Telephone Company
12:30 - 12:50 Q Brothers
1:30 - 1:50 Ralph's World
2:30 - 2:50 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
3:15 - 3:30 Special Guest
3:30 - 4:00 Paul Green School of Rock All-Stars

Sunday's lineup (especially into the evening) might be the best of all -- Terri Hendrix, B-52s, Preservation Hall Jazz Band (in the evening). Ben Harper or Brett Dennen would be excellent Special Guest material (if I recall correctly, Harper was going to be a Special Guest a couple years ago but was sick.)