Full Lineup Announced 26th Old Settler's Music Festival April 18-21


AUSTIN, Texas — With newcomers such as roots-reggae star Michael Franti, soul singer James Hunter, old-time players the Carolina Chocolate Drops, heartlanders Son Volt, sweet-voiced Martin Sexton and country-folkie Justin Townes Earle, the 26th annual Old Settler’s Music Festival promises to be one of the most exciting ever.

Taking place April 18-21 at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch, south of Austin, the full lineup also includes returning favorites such as Leftover Salmon, Fred Eaglesmith and Bob Schneider. Single-day wristbands, 3- and 4-day packages, and the all-inclusive Platinum Pass are available at oldsettlersmusicfest.orgfrontgatetickets.com or 888.512.SHOW.

This year’s roster also features Terri Hendrix, The Gourds, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Della Mae, Peter Rowan’s Twang an’ Groove and many others; nearly 30 acts will perform on four stages. Many artists, including Schneider, also participate in popular songwriting and performance workshops. Festival attractions include unique crafts, children’s activities, craft beer and food selections and, for the first time, private-label wines, produced for the festival by nearby Duchman Family Winery.

“It’s exciting to have such an eclectic array of artists on our stages this year,” says festival director Jean Spivey. “From the legendary bluegrass of Del McCoury to the uplifting, funky beats of Michael Franti, one thing all of our artists have in common is that they are really, really good. Our 26th year promises fabulous musical experiences as well as the Texas-friendly, easygoing atmosphere that defines Old Settler’s.”

Here is the festival lineup for 2013. Show and workshop times will be announced soon.
Thursday, April 18
Fred  Eaglesmith
Della MaeWood & Wire
The Giving Tree Band
Lone Star Swing

Friday, April 19
Michael Franti
The Del McCoury Band
Son Volt
Justin Townes Earle
Fred Eaglesmith
Terri Hendrix
The Reivers
Della Mae
Green Mountain Grass

Saturday, April 20
Leftover Salmon
Bob Schneider
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Martin Sexton
The Gourds
James Hunter
Jerry Douglas
Peter Rowan’s Twang an’ Groove
Casey Driessen Singularity
Rose’s Pawn Shop
Elephant Revival
Lake Street Dive
The Dunwells
Kimberly Zielnicki featuring the Lost & Nameless Orchestra

Sunday, April 21
The Gourds
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Steve Poltz
Elephant Revival

Old Settler’s Music Festival offers a one-of-a-kind festival experience that includes nearly 30 superb bluegrass, roots and Americana acts performing on four stages over four days, and camping in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Festival-goers return year after year for amazing shows by award-winning artists such as Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Bruce Hornsby, Yonder Mountain String Band, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Bela Fleck, Amos Lee and local favorites Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo, Iron & Wine and Sarah Jarosz.

For more information, visit oldsettlersmusicfest.org