Old Settler’s Music Festival 2009

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Old Settler’s Music Festival is Central Texas’ signature music event featuring Grammy - winning Americana and roots music, arts & crafts, camping, children's activities, a youth talent concert, and a selection of healthy, tasty food concessions & tantalizing libations. Their definition of "Americana" and "roots" music includes a variety of genres -- bluegrass, blues, jam bands, folk, country, gospel, and singer-songwriter (usually with bands). The festival features about 30 bands on four stages as well as performance workshops from many of our festival musicians. For instance, OSMF has had workshops by Bela Fleck, Peter Rowan, Marty Stuart, Tim O'Brien, Chris Thiele, and more. This nationally known festival is held at Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch, just minutes south of Austin. At the height of the Texas wildflower season, the campgrounds and Pavilion setting are beautiful.

The 2009 festival will be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, 18 & 19. On Thursday there is a “Settle In” show at the Campground, while Friday and Saturday feature three stages at the Salt Lick Pavilion, and Sunday closes the event with a gospel band, followed by eclectic mix of festival artists.

Past OSMF performers include Patty Griffin, Bruce Hornsby, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, Delbert McClinton, Roseanne Cash, Shawn Colvin, Slaid Cleaves, The Jones Family Singers, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Eliza Gilkyson and many, many more.

Past sponsors include iZon Eyeglass Lenses, Public Citizen, Collings Guitars, Level Best Foundation Repair, PC Guru, Comp-Utility Corporation, the Marriott Courtyard Hotels at the Austin Airport as well as the South location, KUT 90.5, ME-TV, 107.1 KGSR, News 8 Austin, New Belgium Brewing, Pyramid Hefe Weizen, Sierra Nevada, Woodchuck Draft Cider, and many others.