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Old Settler’s Fest adds acts, releases partial day-by-day schedule

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

More details are taking shape for the Old Settler’s Music Festival, which moves to a new home near Lockhart in April 2018. New additions to the lineup include J.D. McPherson, Will Hoge, California Honeydrops and the War & Treaty, and a partial day-by-day lineup has been set.

The announcements follow a turbulent stretch marked by a split between Old Settler’s board members and two former colleagues who had sought to launch a competing event the same weekend at the fest’s previous site. A judge issued an injunction against the Driftwood Music Festival in November, at least temporarily quelling the conflict.

Tickets, ranging from $35 to $75 for single-day passes and $130 to $500 for weekend-long packages, are on sale now via the festival’s website.

Here’s the lineup as it stands so far:

Thursday

Grateful Ball featuring Travelin’ McCourys & Jeff Austin Band

Donna the Buffalo

We Banjo 3

Deer

Friday

Greensky Bluegrass

Calexico

Balsam Range

Donna the Buffalo

Billy Strings

Jeff Austin Band

Front Country

Sophie Scott (2017 Youth Talent Competition winner)

Saturday

I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O’Donovan)

Railroad Earth

J.D. McPherson

California Honeydrops

Will Hoge

Colter Wall

Darlingside

Steve Poltz

War & Treaty

Billy Strings

Balsam Range

Peterson Brothers

Jon Stickley Trio

Sunday

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Balsam Range

Steve Poltz

Galeano