Thursday music picks: Old Settler’s Music Festival in Driftwood
Editor’s note: This article was originally published April 9, 2014
Old Settler’s Music Festival in Driftwood. Once an in-town folkie alternative to Kerrville in its early Round Rock days, Old Settler’s has diversified admirably, accommodating young buzz-worthy acts such as Lake Street Dive and St. Paul & the Broken Bones alongside bluegrass greats Ralph Stanley and the Del McCoury Band amid its four-day run. Actor Jeff Bridges is the oddball attention-getter in the mix, but it’s acts such as Sarah Jarosz, the North Mississippi Allstars and Parker Millsap that make Old Settler’s worth the trip. $30-$530. 4:30 p.m.-midnight Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10:30 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. Sunday. Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch, 18300 FM 1826. oldsettlersmusicfest.org. — P.B.
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