- Old Settler's Music Festival
Old Settler's Music Festival
photo by: John Grubbs
Location(s) Austin, Texas Years active 1987–present Date(s) April Genre Americana, roots, bluegrass, country Website oldsettlersmusicfest.org
Old Settler's Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Driftwood, Texas (near Austin, Texas) at Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch. Old Settler’s Music Festival is a nationally known music festival featuring roots and Americana music. As one of Central Texas' signature music events, the festival features acoustic jazz and blues, bluegrass, local favorites, and award-winning artists from around the world. Camping, arts and crafts, food and drink are available.
The 2010 International Music Festival Conference included representatives of the Old Settler’s Music Festival. The Avett Brothers will headline the Old Settler’s Music Festival in 2011.
The Old Settler's Bluegrass Festival was first held in Old Settler's Park in Round Rock, Texas. After the park flooded during a festival weekend, the organizers moved the festival first to Stone Mountain Events Center in Dripping Springs, Texas, and later to the Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood, Texas. The name was modified to Old Settler's Music Festival in 2000.
13 April 7 - 9, 2000 Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Willis Alan Ramsey, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice, Leftover Salmon with John Cowan, Jim Hust & Missy Raines, Jim Lauderdale, Claire Lynch & The Front Porch Sting Band, The Karl Shiftlett & Big Country Show, Two High Sting Band, Slaid Cleves, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Sara Hickman, Moonlighters, Quick Draw, Hillbilly Boggiemen, Foramay Holliday, Quick Drawl, South Austin Soul Sisters, Kim Miller, Two O'clock Courage, Flounders Without Eyes, Lonestar Bludgrass Band, South Austin Gospel Choir, Smokin' Grass, Karen Abrahams, The Blackland Prairie Boys, Shelley King, One Riot One Ranger, The Good News Band, Bluegrass Driveby
14 April 6 - 8, 2001 Stone Mountain Events Center: Charlie Daniels Band, Jim Lauderdale, Tim O'Brian & Darrell Scott, Terri Hendrix Band, Special Consensus, Yonder Mountain String Band, Still on the Hill, Flounders Without Eyes, Caroline Herring, Bryan Hallady, South Austin Gospel Choir, Blueground Undergrass, John Hartford and the Hartford String Band, Nickel Creek, Peter Rowan, Karen Abrahams & Reckless Abandon, Two High String Band, Smokin' Grass, Larry, Batteries Not Included, The Good News Band, Leeann Atherton
15 April 19 - 21, 2002 Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch
16 April 17 - 20, 2003 Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch: Yonder Mountain String Band, Del McCoury Band, Patty Griffin, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements, Fred Eaglesmith, Railroad Earth, Waybacks, Tony Furtado Band, Jerry Douglas Band, Ruthie Foster, Two High String Band, Blue Merle, South Austin Jug Band, Caroline Herring, Mike Williams, Cooper's Uncle, Alison Brown, Onion Creek Crawdaddies, The Greencards, The Spurs of the Moment, Reel Time Travelers, Slim Richey's Dream Band,Purly Gates, Shelly King, Shoal Creek Mudstompers, David Hamburger & Mike Grigoni, Good News Band, Mary Gauthier,
18 April 21 - 24, 2005 Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch: Kasey Chambers, Rodney Crowell, Reckless Kelly, Austin Lounge Lizards, Bela Fleck Acoustic Trio, The Bills, The Red Stick Ramblers, New Monsoon, Railroad Earth, Jimmy LaFave, Two High String Band, Special Consensus, Eddie From Ohio, Lonestar Bluegrass Band, Ashlee Rose, Steep Canyon Rangers, Steppin' In It, Cooper's Uncle, Daybreak, Flounders Without Eyes, Karen Abrahams, Slim Richey's Dream Band with Leeann Atherton, Back Porch Vipers, Texas Swing Kings, CPR, Sarah Jarosz
19 April 20 - 23, 2006 Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch: The Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams, Todd Snider, Rowan and Rice Quartet, Monte Montgomery, Kinky Friedman, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez, Eddie From Ohio, The Waybacks, Chris Stuart & Backcountry, New Monsoon, Peter Rowan Skydancer Trio, Texas Tribute to the Music & Life of Vassar Clements with Mike Marshall, Heybale, Erik Hokkanen, Alvin Crow, and Special Guests, Lonestar Bluegrass Band, Grassy Knoll Boys, Uncle Earl, Marley's Ghost, Terri Hendrix, Abigail Washburn with Ben Sollee, Sarah Jarosz, Flounders Without Eyes, Slim Richey & Kat's Meow, Susan Gibson & The Moving Parts, Texas Swing Kings, Green Mountain Grass
20 April 19 - 22, 2007 Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch: Joan Osborne, Sam Bush, New Monsoon, Iris Dement, Big Sandy & Los Straitjackets, Peter Rowan, Psychograss, Robbie Fulks and Danny Barnes, Ruthie Foster, Groupo Fantasma, Honkeytonk Homeslice (feat. Bill Nershi), Slaid Cleaves, Darrell Scott, Mary Gauthier, Jim Lauderdale, John Cowan Band, Red Stick Ramblers, Green Mountain Grass, Flounders Without Eyes, Classical Grass, Sarah Jarosz, Karen Abrahams, Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles, Samantha Miller, The Gospel Project, Slim Richey & Kat's Meow, Slave of Utopia
21 April 17 - 20, 2008 Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch: Delbert McClinton, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Martin Sexton, Ralph Stanley & The Clich Mountain Boys, Eliza Gilkyson, Todd Snider, Bettye Lavette, New Monsoon, Gharle Musslewhite, JD Crowe & The New South, Peter Rowan & Friends, Brave Combo, The Infamous Stringdusters, Terri Hendrix, The Waybacks, Sarah Jarosz, Cadillac Sky, The Jones Family Singers, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Green Mountain Grass, Beatlegras, Flounders Without Eyes, Pieta Brown, Bellville Outfit, Emily Elbert, Bearfoot, Jitterbug Vipers, Slim Richey's Monster Jazzgrass, The Rockin' Gospel Project, The Flyin' $ Bunkhouse Band
22 April 16 - 19, 2009 Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch: Robert Earl Keen, Bodeans, The Gourds, Travelin' McCoury's, The Greencards, Fred Eaglesmith, Hayes Carll, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women, Beausoleil Avec Micheal Doucet, Ray Wilie Hubbard, New Monsoon, The Gibson Brothers, Blue Highway, Marc Broussard, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Great American Taxi (with Vince Herman), The Lee Boys, Flounders Without Eyes, Green Mountain Grass, The Belleville Outfit, Jitterbug Vipers, Dan Navarro, Lone Star Swing, Sarah Jarosz, The Lovell Sisters, Julie Fowlis, Stonehoney, Spring Creek, Onion Creek Crawdaddies, The Fireants, The Rockin' Gospel Project, Flyin' $ Bunkhouse Band, Jenny Reynolds, Bettysoo, Ben Mallott
23 April 15 - 18, 2010 Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch: Jitterbug Vipers, Bearfoot, Green Mountain Grass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Brave Combo, John Fulbright, Allison Brown Quartet, A New Dress on the Pig, Flounders Without Eyes, Mindy Smith, The Trishas, New Monsoon, Blue Highway, Ruthie Foster, Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Ely, Sarah Muller, The Wrongler, Fred Eaglesmith, Solas, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Giving Tree Band, Dirtfoot, Ruby Jane, Lee Boys, Peter Rowan and Elizabeth Cook, The Travelin' McCourys, Buddy Miller, The Special Consensus, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Band of Heathens, Patty Griffin, 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann, Jimmy LaFave, The Rockin' Gospel Project, The Special Consensus, The Gourds
24 April 14 - 17, 2011 Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch: The Avett Brothers, The Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Sam Bush, Sonny Landreth, Tim O'Brien, Emmitt-Nershi Band, The Gourds,Jimmy Dale Gilmore with the Wronglers, Jake Shimabukuro, Langhorne Slim, Band of Heathens, Foster & Lloyd, Trampled by Turtles, Gaelic Storm, Sahara Smith, Greensky Bluegrass, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Jim Lauderdale, David Francey, Green Mountain Grass, Elliott Brood, beatlegras, Ruby Jane, The Bridge, Dirtfoot, Warren Hood & the Goods, Suzanna Choffel, The Hillbenders, The WayneBillies, MilkDrive, Rose's Pawn Shop, Youth Competition Winners Sarah Mueller and Minnie & Ella Jordan
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