J.J. Grey & MoFro, country music icon Tanya Tucker, and Sam Bush part of the 2020 lineup; early bird tickets still available via OLDSETTLERSMUSICFEST.ORG
Folk band The Head and the Heart and soul-infused St. Paul & The Broken Bones will headline the 2020 Old Settler’s Music Festival. In addition, Friday evening will feature country music icon Tanya Tucker ahead of St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Tucker’s latest album, While I’m Living, received four Grammy nods last month and was produced by last year’s Old Settler’s headliner, Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings. A partial line-up by day is included below.
The one and only spring festival in Central Texas features bluegrass, folk and Americana performers on four stages over four days, and much of 2020’s lineup for Thursday through Sunday, April 16-19 in Tilmon, TX has been revealed. A limited amount of discounted Early Bird tickets are still available via here. 2020 will be third year for the festival, with Tilmon being the fourth home of the 33 year-old festival. The festival is ranked in the top 5 by USA Today’s “10 Best Music Festivals in North America. Country music site The Boot shares that “Old Settler’s Music Festival isn’t your typical music festival. The festival’s laid-back, chill vibe draws three generations to its spacious, 145-acre site of rolling meadows and shady areas.”
Other artists announced as part of the 2020 lineup are soul-rock band J.J. Grey & Mofro, bluegrass extraordinaire, Sam Bush, UK indie pop songstress, Jade Bird, Grammy-nominated bluegrass band Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, festival favorites Shinyribs and Grammy-winning, bluegrasser’s The Travelin’ McCourys. The list of artists is featured below, and more are to be announced soon.
This year, in line with the non-profit festival’s mission to honor and sustain Texas’s musical roots, The House of Songs will hold a songwriters’ camp the week prior to the Festival, giving songwriters from around the globe an opportunity to partner with Texas artists. The participants will showcase their collaborations on the final day of the festival. The Festival’s Youth Talent Competition returns for its 18th year; in 2002, Sarah Jarosz, now a multiple Grammy-winning artist, won the inaugural competition. Entries are open now here. For more information on both, visit the festival’s site.
With a diverse group of activities for all festival-goers, Old Settler’s Music Festival offers camping, including glamping packages (details to be announced soon), an unplugged late night show, a juried arts and crafts fair, a wide selection of gourmet food and craft beer, and many kid-friendly activities.