Old Settlers Music Festival has announced its initial lineup for 2022, headed by Del McCoury, JJ Grey & Mofro, Galactic, and more. The 35th-anniversary Old Settlers will return to its home of Tilmon, TX April 21st–24th during its traditional spring weekend.
The first dozen artists announced on Tuesday also include Sierra Hull, Peter Rowan’s Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs, Steep Canyon Rangers, American Aquarium, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, California Honeydrops, We Banjo 3, and Shinyribs, with more to be announced. Bluegrass torchbearer Del McCoury will serve as an artist in residence throughout Old Settlers Music Festival.
Tickets for Old Settlers Music Festival 2022 are on sale here. Teens aged 13–17 who show a valid student ID qualify for discounted tickets and must attend with a ticketed adult. Children 12 and under get in free if accompanied by a paying adult.
Located just 12 miles southeast of Lockhart and an hour from Austin or San Antonio, Old Settlers Music Festival has served as a breeding ground for all walks of American music since 1987. Throughout its history, the festival has bounced around to numerous homes. In 2018, however, organizers found a permanent site for the event at Old Settlers Homestead in Tilmon. Comprised of 145 acres of rolling meadows and tree-covered campgrounds, the site offers play areas for children, a variety of food and beer vendors, and a fully electrified campground powered by renewable green energy.
The festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and hosts the annual Youth Talent Competition. To date, the competition has awarded several college music scholarships and launched the career of Grammy-winner Sarah Jarosz. Musicians younger than 18 are encouraged to compete for cash, a 2023 stage slot, professional mentoring, and special recognition. For more information and to apply click here.