Old Settler’s Music Festival today announced set times for their 2020 lineup in Tilmon, TX, April 16-19, 2020. Advance tickets are available through March 5 at midnight Central Time via https://oldsettlersmusicfest.org. On March 6, Last Chance Advance tickets will be available at a slightly higher cost. Additionally, two-day (Saturday/Sunday) camping tickets are now available.
Leading up to St. Paul & the Broken Bones on Friday night at 10:30 PM on the Original Black’s BBQ Stage are UK singer/songwriter Jade Bird and multi-Grammy winner and country music icon Tanya Tucker, with Devon Gilfillian closing the night at 9:15 PM on the Bluebonnet Stage.
On Saturday evening, The Head and the Heart take the Original Black’s BBQ Stage at 10:30 PM, with JJ Grey & Mofro playing a set just prior, opposite American Aquarium on the Bluebonnet Stage at 9:30 PM, followed by Shinyribs at 11 PM, who will also close out the festival Sunday afternoon at 4:20 PM. The full schedule is included below.
Once again this year, artists will perform intimate, late-night sets in the campground. The Midnight Moonlight stage, presented by Apogee Presents, will give campers the opportunity to see special sets from Della Mae, The Travelin’ McCourys, Steve Poltz, and many more. The full schedule is below.
As is the tradition at Old Settler’s, Saturday will also feature the Youth Talent Competition, sponsored by Austin Community College. The newly-announced finalists are below:
Charlotte Blackmon, 15, Austin, TX
Chords of Grace (Shannon, Emily, Daniel, and Molly Voeller), 11-17, San Antonio, TX
Elle Townley, 11, Georgetown, TX
Ellie Adrean, 13, Victoria, TX
Flip45 (Riley Edwards, Jazz Aguilar, Isabella Desmos), 17-18, Austin, TX
Gabriella Rose, 12, Houston, TX
Izzy Jane, 12, Leander, TX
Kendale Walker, 13, Cypress, TX
Madi Meeks, 18, Austin, TX
In the spirit of honoring Texas’s heritage in both its culture and the land itself, 2020 will mark the festival’s first steps towards a greater commitment to sustainability. This will include a greywater system to harvest rainwater, reducing potable water use by up to 2,500 gallons; switching to energy use from CO2-producing generators to utility-provided 100% wind power; the late-night stage powered by solar, an “Off the Grid Outpost” hang-out area for demonstrations and solar-powered charging, and other initiatives to inform future changes in this decade with the goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.
On March 26, Western Youth with special guest Jane Ellen Bryant will perform the next installment of the Old Settler’s Music Series, the festival’s partnership with KUTX and the Cactus Café. All details for that show and lineup for the series are available here.
With a diverse group of activities for all festival-goers, Old Settler’s Music Festival will again offer camping (which often includes impromptu jam sessions); Midnight Moonlight, a completely unplugged late-night listening show; Zen City and other campground jams; a juried arts and crafts fair; and many kid-friendly activities.
Old Settler’s Music Festival is sponsored by Brown Distributing, Cam Solar, The Original Black’s BBQ, Loto Station, Inc., Austin Subaru, Torchy’s Tacos, Zyn, Collings Guitars, Cam Solar, Waterloo Sparkling Water, Central Texas Bluegrass Association, Austin Community College, and Eno. Media sponsors include KUTX-FM, Sun Radio, Austin Chronicle, and ACL Radio.