Concert announcements: Old Settler’s Fest, Tony Bennett, the Cure

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Sarah Jarosz / Photo by Scott Simontacchi
Sarah Jarosz / Photo by Scott Simontacchi

Sarah Jarosz / Photo by Scott Simontacchi

The Old Settler’s Music Festival has announced some of the performers for its 29th annual festival, set for April 14-17 at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood just southwest of Austin. Highlights include the Del McCoury Band, dobro master Jerry Douglas with his Earls of Leicester ensemble, the HillBenders playing their bluegrass adaptation of The Who’s “Tommy,” and the Jay Farrar Trio performing Son Volt’s album “Trace.”

Local and regional favorites in the lineup include Sarah Jarosz, Hayes Carll, Shinyribs, Carolyn Wonderland, the Suffers and David Ramirez. Discounted early passes, starting at $140 for a three-day wristband, go on sale Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. via the festival’s website.

Also just announced for next year are an April 24 show by Tony Bennett at Bass Concert Hall, and a May 13 Erwin Center date for the Cure with opener the Twilight Sad. Tickets to both of those events ($55-$151 for Bennett, prices TBA for The Cure) go on sale Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. via or 512-477-6060.


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