Old Settler’s legendary camping and music festival announces the first wave of bands for its 36th annual festival, slated for April 20-23, 2023 at the Old Settler’s Homestead in Dale, Texas.
These 10 acts showcase the finest talents in Americana music, from British-born country/R&B powerhouse Yola, to virtuosic soul/folk trio, The Wood Brothers, to Austin’s up-and-coming traditional blues guitarist, Buffalo Nichols.
Old Settler’s Music Festival takes place on 145-acres of intentionally designed ranchland lovingly coined “The Homestead,” located less than an hour from both Austin and San Antonio, and 2 hours from Houston (1616 FM 3158, Dale, Texas 78716). Perks include free onsite parking, free tickets for kids under 12, discounts for teens, a variety of food and artisan vendors, a youth talent competition, and a fully electrified campground powered by renewable energy, eliminating noisy generators.
In an effort to showcase the Old Settler’s Homestead in its most enchanting light for 2023, this year’s festival will feature all daytime acts on the intimate campground stage. Evening bands will perform on the main stage in the larger, open arena/field. As a new development for 2023, there will be no fences separating the arena from the rest of the campground.
Platinum All-Inclusive and Multi-Day General Admission Passes on sale now. On Jan 1, 2023, all ticket prices will increase and single-day wristbands/short-stay camping options go on sale. Ticket information can be found at https://oldsettlersmusicfest.org/tickets/.
About the Bands
Presenting six-time Grammy nominee Yola as Saturday night’s headliner with her debut on the Old Settler’s stage. Yola burst onto the US Americana scene in 2019, guesting with award winning all-female country supergroup, The Highwomen, and releasing two critically acclaimed albums produced by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys). Yola’s awe-inspiring and undefinable amalgam of vintage country-soul, R&B, and uplifting classic pop will be a welcome breath of fresh air to this 36-year-old tradition.
True masters of soulful folk, The Wood Brothers will grace the Old Settler’s stage for the first time since 2016 with their high energy, eclectic arrangements and unique songwriting at their Friday night headlining spot.
After years of scheduling conflicts, Shovels & Rope will finally make their Old Settler’s debut Saturday night, busting out those endearing and gritty husband/wife indie-folk harmonies.
And what’s Old Settler’s without Austin’s hometown hero, Shinyribs? Look out for Kevin Russel and his swampy soul outfit leading the conga line on Friday night and closing out the fest Sunday afternoon.
About Old Settler’s Music Festival
Old Settler’s has grown from a one-day bluegrass festival into a nationally renowned four-day event, attracting thousands of loyal roots-music fans. Many return annually for amazing performances by both legendary and up-and-coming bluegrass, folk and Americana artists.
Past performers include Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Billy Strings, Béla Fleck, Del McCoury, Flaco Jimenez, Jerry Douglas, The War and Treaty, Alison Krauss, Los Lobos, The Jayhawks, Milk Carton Kids, The McCrary Sisters, and local favorites Sarah Jarosz, Shakey Graves, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Shinyribs.
According to No Depression magazine, “Old Settler’s is what a festival should be: simple, properly sized, stocked with excellent bands, and held in an environment where it is nearly impossible not to enjoy yourself.”
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Old Settler's is directed and staffed by devoted volunteers. For more information, visit oldsettlersmusicfest.org.