Howdy, Old Settler’s folks —
It’s that time again! We hope you’ll join us for the 28th Annual Old Settler’s Music Festival Thursday – Sunday, April 16-19, 2015. We’ll be back at the Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion & Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood (near Austin), Texas. A limited number of discounted Early Bird passes go on sale Saturday, November 15th at 10 am.
The Lineup? Our usual, unusual eclectic mix. While we only have a partial lineup confirmed, we can say with certainty that The Mavericks — the only Grammy-winning, country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer will bring with their infectious, feel good energy to Old Settler’s. Go ahead, try not to dance!
Both traditional and progressive bluegrass take center stage thanks to living legend Sam Bush, supergroup Hot Rize, award-winning traditionalists Dailey & Vincent, and genre-bending The Infamous Stringdusters. Local favorites MilkDrive and the Jitterbug Vipers also make return appearances.
We said “eclectic,” didn’t we? How about ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro who wowed crowds several years ago? Or Pokey LaFarge who swirls ragtime, country, jazz, and swing all together to create authentic Americana? Or the soul-stirring gospel of the McCrary Sisters?
We’ve also got alt-country sweethearts Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Fort Worth’s popular Green River Ordinance, critically-acclaimed indie-folk artist Israel Nash, and dynamic folk rocker Langhorne Slim. Newcomers The Defibulators, Lauren Shera, Rising Appalachia, and Darlingside make their Old Settler’s debuts. Alexander Nobles will show you why he won our 2014 Youth Competition. Kevin Russell’s Shinyribs proved the perfect way to end the 2014 year; he’ll close out the 2015 year as well! Stay tuned for more lineup announcements. Join our email list, like us on Facebook, or subscribe to our Twitter feed.
FOR CAMPERS – New this year!
We want to make the campground more comfortable for everybody. That’s why we are selling fewer camping tickets. We’d also like to make more room by clearing some of the cars out of the campground. You can choose to leave your car home and ride with a friend, leave your car in our satellite parking area, or pay a new $60 car camping fee per vehicle. There is no charge to leave cars in the festival’s satellite lot. Transportation to and from the satellite lot will be provided via a convenient shuttle. You will be able to drop your camping gear off first before driving your car to satellite parking (just down the road from the festival). A free storage lockup will also be available at Camp Ben for any festivalgoers who wish to store their valuables in a secure location. Help us all out and ride with a friend or drop your car off at the satellite lot.