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More Artists Announced; Daily Tickets on Sale

The deadline to get discounted early bird tickets is fast approaching — January 15th.  You can still get discounted early bird camping tickets — until quantities sell out.  The festival is set for Thursday-Sunday, April 14-17, 2016, at the Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch, in Driftwood, just southwest of Austin. When the early bird quantities are sold out, we will move to the advance prices. Camping is sure to sell out again this year. Buy yours today!

The festival lineup just got even hotter with the addition of folk rock powerhouse Dawes, irreverent folkies The Milk Carton Kids, Americana acts The Jayhawks and, and beloved Austin artists Bob Schneider and the Band of Heathens. They join already-announced acts including bluegrass greats the Del McCoury Band, Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester, the Lonesome River Band, Della Mae and the HillBenders (performing their astounding bluegrass reinvention of the Who’s Tommy). Austin stars Shinyribs, Sarah Jarosz, Hayes Carll, Carolyn Wonderland and David Ramirez are also appearing, along with hot up-and-comers the Dustbowl Revival, the Accidentals and Houston’s The Suffers. More acts will be announced after the holidays.

Old Settler’s Music Festival fills four stages with 30+ top roots-music artists during four spring days in Texas’ lovely hill country. Once the scheduled music ends, impromptu campground jams sprout like April wildflowers, making for a singular experience that draws fans back year after year. And for the first time, the Discovery (workshop) stage will be presented by the Bluegrass Situation, the virtual and now actual roots-music community founded by actor/comedian/picker Ed Helms.

2016 Old Settler’s Music Festival Partial Daily Lineup

Thursday
Della Mae
The HillBenders
The Accidentals
The Brothers Comatose

Friday
Dawes
Hayes Carll
The Suffers
Jeff Austin Band
The Black Lillies
Della Mae
The HillBenders present The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry
Joelton Mayfield (Youth Competition Winner)

Saturday
Del McCoury Band
The Wood Brothers
Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester
Bob Schneider
Sarah Jarosz
The Milk Carton Kids
Shinyribs
Jay Farrar (Trio) performs songs from Son Volt’s “Trace”
The Jayhawks
David Ramirez
Green River Ordinance
Lonesome River Band
Sierra Hull
Carolyn Wonderland
The Dustbowl Revival
Sunday
Lonesome River Band
Shinyribs
Band of Heathens

 

Artists & schedule subject to change.