Down Home at the Old Set­tler's Re­union

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Great mu­sic, per­fect lo­ca­tion and down home at­mos­phere helps make the Old Set­tler’s Re­union a Texas Hill Coun­try fa­vorite. The Drip­ping Springs area event is Cen­tral Texas’ sig­na­ture Blue­grass and Amer­i­can Roots mu­sic fes­ti­val.

The 21st An­nual Old Set­tler’s Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, one of Texas’ best out­door mu­sic and camp­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, will be held at the beau­ti­ful Salt Lick Pavil­ion.

The fes­ti­val will take place April 1921, 2008. Keep up with the line-up and ticket prices at www.old­set­tlersmu­sicfest.org, or call the hot­line at (512) 370-4630.

Camp along the creek un­der the stars at the quaint and spa­cious Camp Ben McCul­loch and en­joy award-win­ning re­gional and na­tional artists on five stages dur­ing the height of wild­flower sea­son.

Old Set­tler’s has been a fa­vorite of out­door en­thu­si­asts and mu­sic lovers na­tion­wide be­cause of the stel­lar mu­sic, rolling hills, sunny spring weather, de­li­cious food and bev­er­ages, unique ar­ti­sans and ven­dors, laid-back at­mos­phere and friendly staff.

The 2007 line up in­cluded Grammy Award-win­ning artist Joan Os­borne. Other mu­si­cians who have graced the fes­ti­val in past years in­clude the Del McCory Band, the David Gris­man Quin­tet, the Char­lie Daniels Band along with fes­ti­val fa­vorites Peter Rowan, Ruthie Fos­ter and Tim O’Brien.

The fes­ti­val calls the Salt Lick Pavil­ion in Drift­wood home, just across the street from Camp Ben McCul­loch.

Fam­ily-friendly Old Set­tler’s pro­motes the preser­va­tion of Amer­i­cana roots mu­sic by pro­vid­ing mu­sic-re­lated work­shops, dis­plays and ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and adults.

Ad­di­tional chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude, a youth tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion, ar­madillo races, pet­ting zoo, mon­ster-slide, moonwalk, stilt-walk­ing, doll mak­ing, face paint­ing and more.

The fes­ti­val ben­e­fits Austin Sun­shine Camps, Cap­i­tal Area Food Bank and Austin Safe­Place.

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