Old Settler's Music Festival

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

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 Music Festival Moving Locale

The Old Settler’s Music Festival will move to a new site starting with the April 19-22, 2018 festival. The 30-year-old organization was surprised and disappointed to receive a letter on Aug. 8 from Scott Roberts, owner of the Salt Lick Barbecue Pavilion in Driftwood, informing the board that the property would not host the festival in 2018. The festival has been held on that site and the accompanying Camp Ben McCulloch since 2002.

Old Settler's Music Festival Announce Schedule

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.

Old Settler's Music Fest. Tickets Available

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.

Old Settler's Music Festival Announces Final Lineup

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.

Old Settler's Music Festival Reveals Partial Lineup

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”).

Old Settler's Lineup includes Michael Franti, Jerry Douglas, James Hunter

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.