24th Old Settler's Music Festival Announces Schedule

old settlers music festival, austinAustin, TX — An outstanding lineup of award-winning roots-music, bluegrass and Americana artists has been announced for the acclaimed Old Settler’s Music Festival, set for Thursday, April 14, through Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch on FM 1826, in the Texas Hill Country just south of Austin, Texas, and the schedule is available at www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org.
Sale of discounted wristbands ends April 2. Single-day wristbands for Friday or Saturday will be $60 at the gate. Thursday night tickets are also available at the gate.

Available now, too, are the 4-day wristband with campground access (Thursday-Sunday), 3-day wristband with campground access (Friday-Sunday), 3-day no-camping wristband and the all-inclusive Platinum Pass at the Festival Web site and at Front Gate Tickets. Children 12 and younger will be admitted to the Festival free. Camping access will certainly sell out.

In addition to great music, the Festival promises workshops, sing-alongs and jam sessions, kids activities, arts and crafts, and the Youth Talent Competition.

The complete schedule (subject to change):
THURSDAY: 4:30-11:45 p.m., Camp Ben McCulloch Stage
4:30-5:45 p.m., MilkDrive
6-7:15 p.m., The WayneBillies
7:30-8:30 p.m., Audie Blaylock & Redline
8:45-10 p.m., Ruby Jane
10:30-11:45 p.m., Trampled By Turtles

FRIDAY: 3:30-11 p.m., Hill Country and Bluebonnet stages
3:30-4:15 p.m., Sarah Mueller (Youth Talent Competition 2009 winner), Hill Country
4-5:15 p.m., Green Mountain Grass, Bluebonnet
4:30-5:30 p.m., Rose’s Pawn Shop, Hill Country
5:30-6:30 p.m., Suzanna Choffel, Bluebonnet
5:45-7 p.m., Emmitt-Nershi Band, Hill Country
6:45-8 p.m., Warren Hood & the Goods, Bluebonnet
7-8:15 p.m., Audie Blaylock & Redline, Hill Country
8:15-9:30 p.m., Greensky Bluegrass, Bluebonnet
8:45-10 p.m., Langhorne Slim, Hill Country
9:45-11 p.m., Jimmie Dale Gilmore & the Wronglers, Bluebonnet
10:30 p.m.-midnight, The Avett Brothers, Hill Country

SATURDAY: 11 a.m.-midnight, Hill Country and Bluebonnet stages
11-11:45 a.m., Minnie & Ella Jordan (Youth Talent Competition 2010 winners), Hill Country
11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., youth competition, Bluebonnet
Noon-12:45 p.m., The Hillbenders, Hill Country
1:15-2:15 p.m., Elliott Brood, Hill Country
1:25-2:40 p.m., Jake Shimabukuro, Bluebonnet
2:30-3:30 p.m., Jim Lauderdale, Hill Country
2:50-3:20 p.m., competition winner, Bluebonnet
3:30-4:30 p.m., David Francey, Bluebonnet
3:45-5 p.m., Gaelic Storm, Hill Country
4:45-5:45 p.m., Sahara Smith, Bluebonnet
5:15-6:15 p.m., Tim O’Brien, Hill Country
6:15-7:30 p.m., The Bridge, Bluebonnet
6:45-8 p.m., Sonny Landreth, Hill Country
7:45-9 p.m., beatlegras, Bluebonnet
8:30-10 p.m., Sam Bush, Hill Country
9:15-10:30 p.m., Foster & Lloyd, Bluebonnet
10:30 p.m.-midnight, Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Hill Country
10:45 p.m.-midnight, The Gourds, Bluebonnet

SUNDAY: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Camp Ben McCulloch Stage
11-11:45 a.m., David Francey
Noon-12:45 p.m., The Hillbenders
1-2 p.m., Jake Shimabukuro
2:15-3:15 p.m., Dirtfoot
3:45-5 p.m., Band of Heathens

Superb roots-music and Americana performances on multiple stages and a singular Texas Hill Country campground experience have brought audiences to Old Settler’s Music Festival for 24 years. Many attendees return year after year for amazing shows by award-winning artists such as Patty Griffin, Peter Rowan, Buddy Miller, Travelin’ McCourys, Michelle Shocked, Bruce Hornsby, Yonder Mountain String Band, Nickel Creek, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Bela Fleck, and Vassar Clements and local favorites Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo, The Belleville Outfit, Sarah Jarosz and The Gourds.

The Festival is sponsored by Lone Star Bank, Public Citizen, KUT-FM, 93.3 KGSR, The Greensheet, Collings Guitars, KT Technologies, University Federal Credit Union, Sierra Nevada, Harpoon Brewery, Fireman’s #4, Real Ale Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, Grateful Growers and Strait Music.

A portion of proceeds from the Festival will go to Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and Campfire USA-Balcones Council.

For more information, visit www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org