Old Settler's Music Festival Donatest $5,000 to Harvey Relief Efforts

Article Contributed by McGuckin Enter… | Published on Friday, September 1, 2017

The still-unfolding saga of Hurricane Harvey’s devastating blows to coastal Texas and beyond has greatly saddened the staff and board of Old Settler’s Music Festival. Like many others, the festival is helping with disaster relief efforts by donating $5,000. Half is going to the Central Texas Food Bank; Caldwell County Emergency Services will help determine how to distribute the other half. Old Settler’s is making its new home just east of Lockhart in Caldwell County, which is among dozens of Texas counties declared disaster areas by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Old Settler’s Music Festival, a registered nonprofit, is dedicated to supporting the local community. The donation to Central Texas Food Bank will fund 125 disaster relief kits and will provide up to 3,750 non-perishable meals for displaced residents, rescuers and others involved in disaster management.

Old Settler’s is consulting with Caldwell County Emergency Services in an effort to direct the remaining $2,500 as effectively as possible.

In its 30 years as one of the most popular live music festivals in the state, Old Settler’s has donated thousands of dollars to scholarships and nonprofit programs. It’s the festival’s way of giving back to communities and spreading the festival’s friendly, music-loving vibe as far and wide as possible. Old Settler’s is looking forward to establishing permanent roots in its new home and welcoming music fans to the Lockhart area April 19-22, 2018.

To learn more about the festival, please visit oldsettlersmusicfest.org. If you would like to join in supporting relief efforts, you can donate to centraltexasfoodbank.org.

About Old Settler’s Music Festival

Old Settler’s Music Festival offers bluegrass, folk and Americana artists performing on three stages over four days, along with camping among the beautiful, wooded rolling hills of Central Texas. Many music fans return annually for amazing performances by award-winning performers such as The Mavericks, Richard Thompson, Bruce Hornsby, Alison Krauss, Michael Franti and Bela Fleck; favorite locals such as Patty Griffin, Shakey Graves and Ray Wylie Hubbard; and up-and-comers like Lake Street Dive, Jason Isbell and St. Paul & the Broken Bones. For more information, visit oldsettlersmusicfest.org.