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Final Lineup for Old Settler’s Announced
The Hill Country’s rite of spring diversifies – again
" Southwest, let’s not forget April 18-21 brings another Old Settler’s Music Festival to the Salt Lick. This week,..."

Feb. 6, 2013 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Old Settler’s Music Fest Resets Behind Biggest Headliners to Date
Second gathering in Tilmon points the way forward
"...When internal and external politics forced the Old Settler’s Music Festival to relocate from the Salt Lick..."

April 15, 2019 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Settling in but Never Settling at the Old Settler's Music Fest
Executive Director Jean Spivey looks back at three decades of roots music
"...act as a landing strip for thousands of roots music lovers. It's three weeks out from the 32nd running..."

April 12, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Old Settler’s Music Festival Executive Director Steps Down Amid Property Sale Plans
“This role [...] has been particularly challenging in recent years”
"...that she is stepping down as executive director of Old Settler’s Music Festival...."

Dec. 1, 2023 Music Post by Carys Anderson

Old Settler’s Music Festival Postpones to 2025 in Move to Sell Property
“This festival isn’t going anywhere; it’s just going to take a new form”
"...Old Settler’s Music Festival has announced plans to sell its..."

Nov. 15, 2023 Music Post by Carys Anderson

Old Settler’s Circle Remains Unbroken
Amidst a challenging year, OSMF’s community remains strong
"...argue that the single most important aspect of the Old Settler’s Music Festival isn’t what happens inside the gates...."

April 23, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Old Settler's Music Festival Wrap
Increased ticket sales, musical diversity, and buzz bands
"...relax in the grassy fields of Driftwood for the Old Settler’s Music Festival remains a pleasure. The four-day gathering,..."

April 14, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival Line-up
Hip-hop tops the two weekends with ladies close behind
"...the streets at 10am, and the curtain’s now up. Festival czars C3 Presents revealed the line-up for the 2014..."

April 22, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

In With the Old, in With the New
An epic Saturday at Old Settler’s
"...the stage Saturday afternoon, the chill had already sent Old Settler’s core audience back to their Subarus to exchange..."

April 24, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Jason Isbell Headlines Old Settler’s 2019
Brandi Carlile, Del McCoury, and Los Legends also stock initial lineup
"...Old Settler’s Music Festival has rolled out the initial lineup..."

Nov. 13, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: City Funding for Music Venues Still MIA
Live Music Capital flagships await aid as costs pile up.
"...what the city of Austin bills as the "Live Music Capital of the World."..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Old Settler’s Daily Lineup Revealed
Jason Isbell caps Friday, Brandi Carlile stars Saturday
"...Following November’s strong initial lineup announcement, Old Settler’s Music Festival organizers have now revealed the daily..."

Jan. 15, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

DAWA HQ’s Grand Opening Hosts Geto Gala and Malik Baptiste, and More Music News
Plus a new SIMS Foundation fundraiser and Erykah Badu-headlined fest
" with a Thursday, Nov. 16, Podcast Night with music from DJ Zetroc. Friday packs live performances from Geto..."

Nov. 17, 2023 Music Column by Carys Anderson

Festival Fest
Old Settler’s, Austin Reggae, and Convergence converge
"...rush hour traffic, were calmed upon arrival at the Old Setter’s Music Festival. It was my fourth outing to..."

April 22, 2013 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Old Settler’s Music Festival: Thursday
Camping, pickin’, and carrying on at the Fest’s first day
"...“This is my favorite night of the festival,” confessed a stagehand in a tie-dye shirt and ball..."

April 11, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Billy Gibbons’ Moving Sidewalks Confirm for Austin Psych Fest
ZZ Top frontman reunites Sixties psych act here in April
"...Austin Psych Fest 2013 scooped me. In my working up a review..."

Feb. 5, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Old Settler's Music Festival 2019
"...of Lockhart in Tilmon for the annual celebration of music and community. Headliners Jason Isbell and Brandi Carlile helped..."

April 15, 2019 Photo Gallery

Utopia Fest Ignites
Musical campout burns bright
"...Saturday night, gunpowder ignited Utopia Fest. Fuses sizzled, rockets shot overhead, and, with a pop..."

Sept. 8, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Old Favorites at Old Settler’s: McCoury, Rowan, and Shinyribs Highlight Early Lineup
Roots fest drops a dozen acts to preview spring return
"...One positive of the pandemic’s impact on live music schedules – yes, we’re looking hard for silver linings..."

Jan. 19, 2022 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Eight April Music Festivals In and Around Austin
From Rancho Alegre to Austin Blues, April offers ample opportunities
"...Looking to fest while the decent weather lasts? You're not alone. Alongside..."

April 7, 2023 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Music Recommended

April 4, 1997 Music Feature

Heavy With Tradition, Old Settler's Music Festival Springs Eternal
We talk to Sierra Hull and spotlight favorites for next week’s campout
" front of the giant picture frame at ACL Fest for three years in a row – "It's tradition."..."

April 15, 2022 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Upsizing the Ante
Old Settlers Bluegrass & Acoustic Festival
" see the arts upsizing. Take, for example, the Old Settlers Bluegrass & Acoustic Musical Festival. A few years..."

April 4, 1997 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Spring has sprung, and here's 100 ways to celebrate
" finally here with warmer temperatures and lots of music festivals, Renaissance festivals, and reasons to go day trippin’...."

April 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Wobeon and Beyond
World music festival rings in a delirious local debut
"...March 29 & 30, we missed the Austin Urban Music Festival for some post-SXSW decompression in Port Aransas. Beginning..."

April 8, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

ShhhTimes Shushed
"...Dear Editor, In your article about Old Settler's Music Festival 2019 "Old Settler’s Music Fest Resets..."

April 16, 2019 Postmarks

Jana Birchum's Top 10 Photos of 2019
"...type. But she took up the cause, and I sold rights to the image to the Innocence Project. It’s..."

Dec. 19, 2019 Photo Gallery

Dancing About Architecture
The usual suspects return: Miles Zuniga, Daniel Johnston, Sandra Bullock, Bob Schneider, and the Asylum Street Spankers; also, Patti Smith returns to Austin for SXSW, as do a bunch of other people.
"...with this being the last Chronicle before the Austin Music Awards kicks off the whole shebang. For badgeholders, it's..."

March 10, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Austin Psych Fest and Old Settler's Music Fest headliners Psychograss have more in common than you might think
"...Austin Psych Fest..."

April 27, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Rancho Alegre Fights to Be the Cadillac of Conjunto Festivals
The music fest returns the native Texas genre Downtown where it once flourished
"...about missing the family's annual sojourn to see conjunto music legend Johnny Degollado. How could he get "The Montopolis..."

May 3, 2019 Music Feature by César E. López Linares

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