Old Settler's Music Festival

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Camping, jamming and the best music on the planet. Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk, and much more all in an intimate setting.

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General Admission tickets are available for four days - Thursday through Sunday. These tickets do not include camping. You can choose our ala carte ADD ONs for camping and parking options.

Teens. A special teen price is available by putting TEEN into the promotional box on the order form. Teens must be accompanied by a paying adult and show a student I.D.

Kids. Children age 12 and under get free admission if accompanied by a paying adult.

Artists by Day - Thursday: James McMurtry, Steve Poltz, Cedric Burnside, Della Mae, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Po' Ramblin' Boys, Folk Family Revival, Sofia Mock

Friday: St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Tanya Tucker, Ruston Kelly, Jade Bird, Steep Canyon Rangers, Devon Gilfillian, Steve Poltz, Della Mae, Sierra Ferrell, Urban Pioneers, Rock Bottom String Band

Saturday: The Head and the Heart, J. J. Grey & Mofro, Sam Bush, Shinyribs, The Travelin' McCourys, Joseph, The California Honeydrops, Hiss Golden Messenger, Molly Tuttle, Charley Crockett, American Aquarium, The Deer, Kelsey Waldon, Hogslop String Band, Jeremie Albino, Devin Baize, Elijah Delgado

Sunday: Shinyribs, Fruition, Bonnie Bishop, House of Songs with Betty Soo, Carrie Rodriguez, Matt the Electrition, and Graham Weber (Western Youth), Logan Ledger

RVs and Trailers. RVs and trailers over 18' will be charged an additional fee over the cost of camping. The fee includes your electrical permit. RVs and trailers 18' and under will be charged an additional fee over the cost of camping. It includes parking in the Campground Meadow or Armadillo lots for your tow vehicle. There are no water hookups, but we can arrange for water refills and dump-outs at Campground Headquarters for a fee.

Electrical Permits. Tent campers who want electricity and additional structures pulling power from our grid must purchase an electrical permit. Electrical permits ARE included in the price of the RV's.

Campground Parking. Every vehicle parked in the campground must have a parking permit. Parking is available in the Campground Meadow and Armadillo Lots. Parking is available in Camp Collings for a fee.

Platinum Pass. A platinum package offers a unique VIP experience. It includes a four-day festival wristband, Thur.-Sun camping, three stages plus the late night shows, workshops AND backstage privileges on Friday and Saturday in the arena where you’ll be served dinner on Friday and lunch & dinner on Saturday, get free beverages and snacks, and have access to an air-conditioned comfort station. You’ll also have an exclusive viewing area for both stages, a festival poster, t-shirt, keepsake credentials, shower tickets, and early access. Our Platinum Concierge Crew will help you settle in when you arrive, provide special assistance when needed, offer rides around the campground, and can show you where the late night jams are.

By purchasing this ticket, you consent to the Old Settler's Complete Terms and Conditions. (http://www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org/complete-terms-and-conditions)

Artists, Schedules Subject to Change.

A Note about the Address: 1616 FM 3158, Tilmon (Dale), Texas 78616. The festival is located in Tilmon, Texas, 12 miles southeast of Lockhart. But the mailing address is Dale. You can put Old Settler's Music Festival or the address using either Dale or Tilmon, and google maps will take you there. We are conveniently located less than an hour from Austin, two hours from Houston, and 30 minutes from Bastrop and San Marcos.


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All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

Event is rain or shine.

Artists and schedules subject to change without notice.

For more info, get in touch with us at info@oldsettlersmusicfest.org

By purchasing this ticket, you consent to the Old Settler's Complete Terms and Conditions


Where do I park if I am not camping? Parking for Daytrippers is available on site for $10 (cash only at the door). There is no charge on Thursday or Sunday. Camping is not permitted in day parking. Daily ticket holders must exit the day parking lot one hour after the music in the arena ends.

Can I start camping before the festival? Yes! Early access is available beginning Sunday and through Wednesday, April 15. All RV's, regardless of size, and tents will be charged the early entry/pre-fest camping fee based on which day you arrive. Camping is first-come, first-serve. There are specific posted hours Sunday-Wednesday when the box office will be open for load-in. If you do not come during these times, there will be no way to access the property. Please plan to arrive during these hours. You must have a both a General Admission Festival ticket and a camping pass to attend early.

Please do not line up on FM 3158 waiting to get into the festival grounds for Early Access. You will be asked to leave.

What happens if it rains? Our show goes on rain or shine. If there’s a possibility the weather conditions are dangerous, some performances may be cancelled - but this is up to the discretion of Old Settler’s and artist management, and any cancellations may be short-notice. Be prepared for any weather, and bring a raincoat and boots!

Can I get a refund on my ticket? Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds – even for bad weather. Once tickets are purchased, they are non-refundable.

What can I bring in and what is off limits? You can bring any food or drinks you’d like into the campground. We also have food, coffee and ice available for purchase there. Please do not bring any glass bottles.

You won’t be permitted to bring your own food or drinks (except sealed bottles of water) into the main Arena. But you won’t go hungry or thirsty. You’ll find a wide variety of food and beverage options inside – including gourmet fare, good wine, and craft beer.

Please bring low-backed chairs or blankets. Sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are good, too. Bring a jacket for the evening.

We don’t allow weapons at the festival.

Are pets allowed at the Old Settler's Music Festival? We love animals, but please don’t bring your pets. No pets are allowed.

What about "service animals?" "Service Animals" as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act will be allowed. "Emotional Support" animals and "Pets" ARE NOT covered under the ADA and therefore WILL NOT be allowed. All service animals must be registered with Festival ADA Services and be given festival credentials. Service animals must be physically restrained at all times, and it must remain with the person it provides service to at all times.

Are the campgrounds and festival accessible for people with disabilities? Our staff is dedicated to making sure the camp and festival grounds are accessible to all. Contact us before the festival if you have specific questions or requirements regarding accessibility. info@oldsettlersmusicfest.org

Can I light a fire at the festival? Yes, if there is not a burn ban. The fire must be contained and off the ground. Think fire pit with grid cover.

Can I chop down trees in the campground for firewood? Old Settler’s Music Festival asks that you don’t do anything to change the landscape of the campground – including chopping down trees. Please bring your own firewood and other fuel with you.

Are there showers at the campground? There will be shower trucks on site. Showers will cost a nominal fee.

Where is the festival located -- Dale or Tilmon? Dale is the mailing address. The festival is located in Tilmon, Texas in Caldwell County. It is southeast of Lockhart. Luling and Lockhart are the two nearest larger towns with hotels. It is less than an hour from Austin, two hours from Houston, and 30 minutes from Bastrop and San Marcos.

The mailing address is 1616 FM 3158, Dale, TX 78616.

DD (decimal Degrees)

Latitude: 29.7969946

Longitude: -97.54598650000003

Festival artists, prices, schedules, and policies subject to change.

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Organizer Old Settler's Music Festival

Organizer of Old Settler's Music Festival

Old Settler's Music Festival, established in 1987, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to "Bring a legacy of American roots music to a new age of listeners while preserving the music’s culture of family, friends & sense of community.”  Since 2009, the organization has donated over $77K and $30K in tickets to various music-related and other charities, as well as awarded scholarships to music students at Texas State University and Austin Community College. 

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If you are interested in registering for the Youth Talent Competition, please enter the application information (songs, brief bio,etc) requested on the Youth Talent Competition page when it becomes available in November.

If you have something that doesn’t fit in these categories, please email info@oldsettlersmusicfest.org.

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