Old Settler's Music Festival
Just in time to cure winter shivers, Old Settler’s Music Festival announces the addition of two hot bands to the main lineup for the April 19-22 celebration of roots music: Jamestown Revival, Magnolia, Texas’ harmonizing grassroots rockers, and Tomar & the FCs, Austin’s own straight-outta-Stax soul groovers.
Old Settler’s Music Festival is so excited about moving to its new permanent home in Tilmon, Texas, southeast of Lockhart, it is kicking off discounted “All-Aboard” super-early-bird camping and non-camping package sales in October — and rolling back prices to pre-2014 levels — while adding a special rate for teens. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 25, for the 31st annual festival, which once again will bring the finest roots music acts from North America and beyond to Central Texas over four idyllic spring days.
Spring is already returning to Texas’ hill country, which means the 30th annual Old Settler’s Music Festival is coming right up — April 20-23, to be exact. And this 30th-anniversary edition couldn’t be more packed with beloved icons and new favorites, from Grammy-winning hometown girl Sarah Jarosz to East L.A. legends (and festival first-timers) Los Lobos.
Santa has decided to give Old Settler’s Music Festival fans an early Christmas present—word that Texas’ own outlaw-country-loving rockers the Old 97’s have been added to the 30th-anniversary festival lineup, along with Austin’s rising blues boys, the Peterson Brothers. They join a sure-to-be-swingin’ roster of roots music talent appearing Thursday-Sunday, April 20-23, 2017, at the Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood, just southwest of Austin.
The wattage of talent set to shine at the 29th annual Old Settler’s Music Festival just got even brighter with the addition of two-time Grammy-winning Houston native (and 2016 Grammy Nominee) Rodney Crowell, alterna-roots rockers Deer Tick, folk-pop duo HONEYHONEY, psych-folk band The Deer and progressive-acoustic quartet MilkDrive, along with the Jitterbug Vipers performing a tribute to Slim Richey.
It’s November — time to clean out the camper and snap up early-bird special rates for the 29th Annual Old Settler’s Music Festival. The lineup already boasts a fantastic mix of bluegrass greats, from Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester, the Del McCoury Band and the Lonesome River Band to Della Mae and the HillBenders (performing their astounding rendition of “The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry”).