Iron & Wine to Headline 25th Old Settler's Music Festival April 19-22


Austin, TX — Iron & Wine, Amos Lee and Wimberley rising star Sarah Jarosz are among the acts just announced for the 25th annual Old Settler’s Music Festival, to be held Thursday, April 19, through Sunday, April 22, at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch on FM 1826 in Driftwood, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country just outside of Austin.

Tickets for the nationally celebrated event are available at The full lineup — a stellar array of award-winning roots, bluegrass and Americana artists — will be announced soon.

More than 30 acts — including headliner Iron & Wine, blues-rockers JJ Grey & Mofro, jam band Railroad Earth and 20-year-old Jarosz, who won the festival’s inaugural Youth Competition in 2002 — will perform on four stages in a relaxed outdoor setting with artisans, children’s activities and casual, blankets-and-lawnchairs comfort. One stage serves the festival’s popular Ben McCullough campgrounds, where impromptu picking sessions and sing-alongs stretch into the night.

Ticket packages range from platinum (four-day festival wristband plus camping and perks) to single-day wristbands. Camp sites will certainly sell out; about 50 percent of Old Settler’s attendees pitch tents for the duration. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Noting the quarter-century milestone, festival president Jean Spivey says, “We couldn’t be more excited. We’ve grown from a small, one-day festival at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock to a four-day, four-stage event.”
The festival also has grown into a major talent draw.

The 2012 lineup so far:
Iron & Wine
Amos Lee
Railroad Earth
JJ Grey & Mofro
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Bob Schneider
Psychograss (Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Tony Trischka, David Grier, Todd Phillips)
James McMurtry
Steep Canyon Rangers
Sarah Jarosz
Gaelic Storm
Marshall Crenshaw
The Bottle Rockets
Greensky Bluegrass
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
Dale Ann Bradley
The Wheeler Brothers
Pine Leaf Boys
Audie Blaylock & Redline
Eilen Jewell
Flounders Without Eyes
Ha Ha Tonka
The Blue Hit
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
New Country Rehab
Slim Richey’s Jitterbug Vipers
Youth Competition winner Grace London
(lineup subject to change)

A one-of-a-kind music festival experience, Old Settler’s offers more than 30 bluegrass, roots and Americana acts performing on four stages over four days, along with camping in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Many festival-goers return year after year for amazing shows by award-winning artists such as Buddy Miller, Peter Rowan, Del McCoury, Bruce Hornsby, Yonder Mountain String Band, Nickel Creek, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Bela Fleck and David Grisman, along with favorite Austinites like Joe Ely, Patty Griffin, Alejandro Escovedo, Sarah Jarosz and The Gourds.

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