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”).
In its 26th year, Old Settler’s Music Festival is putting together one of its hottest lineups ever, but fans must act now to grab discounted ticket packages before they end on midnight Jan. 15. Single-day ticket sales begin Jan. 16 for the four-day bluegrass, roots and Americana festival, which takes place April 18-21 at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch south of Austin and features more than 30 acts.