by Jerri Starbuck
We’re excited for another year of Old Settler’s Fest in Tilmon, Texas (between San Antonio and Austin) y’all! If you love Americana music, Tejano, or roots or bluegrass, this fest will make you happy. This year’s lineup is incredible starting with Brandi Carlile coming off a stellar year with ACL Festival and numerous Grammy’s at last year’s awards. Look for that Saturday night set to be completely packed.
Headliner Jason Isbell with his 400 Unit, another Grammy winner is one of the festival highlights this year. Before his solo career took off, Isbell was best known for being in Drive By Truckers. Isbell has really hit his stride in recent years and his wife Amanda Shires is also on the lineup in her own slot. Isbell has been selling out his shows for awhile. Look for his Friday night set to be a unique acoustic version with a completely jam-packed audience. Check out our pics from his recent tour here.
Many great local bands round out the lineup including Wild Child, Hayes Carll, Black Pumas (Best New Band award), Paul Cauthen (toured with Elle King), The Last Bandoleros, Robert Ellis, The Lone Bellow, Calliope Musicals, Shiny Ribs (this year’s Austin Music Awards winners), and more. Find concert photos and reviews from many of these artists and more on Austin101Magazine.
The festival runs April 11th – 14th 2019. The daily schedule is here. We love that this camping and music fest benefits the future of Americana and Roots music. Find tickets and more info on the festival.