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Old Settler’s Music Fest 2018 to feature Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, more

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Roots music fave Old Settler’s Music Festival, has announced the first round of artists for their 2018 event. The fest  will move to Tilmon, just outside Lockhart next year, and is scheduled for April 19-22, 2018.

OSMF will kick of Thursday night with a Grateful Ball,“a deadicated celebration” of the Grateful Dead’s music, featuring Travelin’ McCourys and Jeff Austin Band.

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Jeff Austin Band will also play a weekend set alongside  Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth and Donna the Buffalo. I’m With Her (the trio of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan), Balsam Range, We Banjo 3, Steve Poltz, Colter Wall, Calexico and Wimberley’s Ray Wylie Hubbard will also perform.

Austin artists on the lineup include psych-folk band The Deer, Grupo Fantasma player José Galeano’s side project, Galeano and Blues standouts the the Peterson Brothers.

Festival executive director Jean Spivey says the fest’s new site, a 145-acre tract of land with ample campground space will provide “an intimate, but more breathable atmosphere.” In addition to three stages of entertainment, the fest will feature kid-friendly attractions, an artists’ market, performance workshops and the youth competition, along with new additions like a variety of food trucks.

On Wednesday, the fest will release the first round of discounted “All-Aboard” tickets with camping and non-camping options, at prices they say are “rolled back to pre-2014 levels.” The fest has also added a new rate for teens. More info.