An exceptional lineup of roots, bluegrass and Americana artists will perform at the 25th annual Old Settler’s Music Festival Thursday, April 19, through Sunday, April 22, at the Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in the Texas Hill Country,
just south of Austin on FM 1826. Four-day wristbands with campground access, three-day wristbands with and without campground access, single-day wristbands and all-inclusive platinum passes are available
at a discount through April 6 via oldsettlersmusicfest.org or frontgatetickets.com. Prices will increase after April 6. Single-day wristbands for Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, will be available at the gate for $65 per day. Sunday tickets are also available for $30. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Camping access always sells out, so early purchasing is recommended for those planning to enjoy the full experience. The festival’s slogan is “real music done right,” but that’s not all Old Settler’s offers. Attractions include workshops, sing-alongs, campground-stage jam sessions, kids’ activities, a market area full
of unique arts and crafts, specialty foods and brews and of course, the Youth Talent Competition, where the headliners of tomorrow might gain early recognition. The performance schedule is as follows. Check the website for workshop announcements. THURSDAY Camp Ben McCulloch Stage 5-6:15 p.m., Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen 6:30-7:30 p.m., SHEL 7:45-9 p.m., Slim Richey’s Jitterbug Vipers 9:15-10:30 p.m., Steep Canyon Rangers 10:45 p.m. to midnight, Ha Ha Tonka FRIDAY Hill Country Stage 4-4:45 p.m., Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen 5-5:45 p.m., Grace London 6-7 p.m., Wheeler Brothers 7:15-8:30 p.m., Lissie 9-10:30 p.m., Amos Lee 10:45 p.m. to midnight, Railroad Earth Bluebonnet Stage 4-5:15 p.m., Ha Ha Tonka 5:30- 6:45 p.m., Steep Canyon Rangers 7-8:15 p.m., Pine Leaf Boys 8:30-9:45 p.m., Psychograss 10:15-11:30 p.m., James McMurtry SATURDAY Hill Country Stage 11-11:45 a.m., New Country Rehab Noon to 1 p.m., The Blue Hit 1:15-2:15 p.m., Audie Blaylock & Redline 2:30-3:45 p.m., Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit 4-5:15 p.m., Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver 5:30-6:45 p.m., Gaelic Storm 7-8:15 p.m., Sarah Jarosz 8:45-10 p.m., JJ Grey & Mofro 10:30 p.m. to midnight, Iron & Wine Bluebonnet Stage 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Youth Talent Competition 1:50-2:20 p.m., Youth Competition Winner 2:30-3:30 p.m., Dale Ann Bradley 3:45-5 p.m., Marshall Crenshaw 5:15-6:30 p.m., Psychograss 6:45-7:45 p.m., Bottle Rockets 8-9 p.m., Greensky Bluegrass 9:30-10:45 p.m.,
Bob Schneider 11 p.m. to midnight, Flounders without Eyes SUNDAY Camp Ben McCulloch Stage 11-11:45 a.m., Sam Baker Noon to 12:45 p.m., New Country Rehab 1-2 p.m., Eilen Jewell 2:15-3:30 p.m., Greensky Bluegrass 3:45-5 p.m., Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver A one-of-a-kind music festival experience, Old Settler’s offers bluegrass, roots and Americana acts performing on four stages over four days, along with camping in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Many festival-goers return annually for amazing shows by award-winning artists such as Buddy Miller, Peter Rowan, Del McCoury, Bruce Hornsby, Yonder Mountain String Band, Nickel Creek, Alison
Krauss & Union Station, Bela Fleck and David Grisman, and favorite Austinites like Joe Ely, Patty Griffin, Alejandro Escovedo, Sarah Jarosz and The Gourds. The festival is sponsored by Lone Star Bank SSB, Public Citizen Inc., Birkenstock, KUT-FM, 93.3 KGSR, The Greensheet, Collings Guitars Inc., KT Technology Services, University Federal Credit Union, Level Best Foundation Repair, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Duchman Family Winery and All American Recycling. For more information, visit www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org
Posted by: Sam Moore
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