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Old Settlers Music Festival 2012
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Old Settlers 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 the 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 2012 festival will be held April 19th-22nd. 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 Sam Bush, Jake Shimabukuro, The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Langhorne Slim, and the Richard Thompson Electric Trio and 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.