Old Settler’s Fest adds acts, releases partial day-by-day schedule

The War & Treaty will perform at the Old Settler’s Music Festival in April 2018. Peter Blackstock/American-Statesman

More details are taking shape for the Old Settler’s Music Festival, which moves to a new home near Lockhart in April 2018. New additions to the lineup include J.D. McPherson, Will Hoge, California Honeydrops and the War & Treaty, and a partial day-by-day lineup has been set.

The announcements follow a turbulent stretch marked by a split between Old Settler’s board members and two former colleagues who had sought to launch a competing event the same weekend at the fest’s previous site. A judge issued an injunction against the Driftwood Music Festival in November, at least temporarily quelling the conflict.

Tickets, ranging from $35 to $75 for single-day passes and $130 to $500 for weekend-long packages, are on sale now via the festival’s website.

Here’s the lineup as it stands so far:

Grateful Ball featuring Travelin’ McCourys & Jeff Austin Band
Donna the Buffalo
We Banjo 3

Greensky Bluegrass
Balsam Range
Donna the Buffalo
Billy Strings
Jeff Austin Band
Front Country
Sophie Scott (2017 Youth Talent Competition winner)

I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O’Donovan)
Railroad Earth
J.D. McPherson
California Honeydrops
Will Hoge
Colter Wall
Steve Poltz
War & Treaty
Billy Strings
Balsam Range
Peterson Brothers
Jon Stickley Trio

Ray Wylie Hubbard
Balsam Range
Steve Poltz

Author: Peter Blackstock

Music writer for the Austin American-Statesman and austin360.com. Twitter: @Blackstock360

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