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Famed Austin folk festival goes big with 30th anniversary lineup

Famed Austin folk festival goes big with 30th anniversary lineup

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Shakey Graves plays Old Settler's for the first time in 2017. Photo by Jon Shapley

Old Settler's Music Festival is going all out for its 30th anniversary, promising the "best collection of roots-music acts yet." The festival has teased a partial 2017 lineup, in advance of early-bird sales.

Performing at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCullough April 20-23, 2017, are Shakey Graves, Del McCoury Band, Los Lobos, Sam Bush, Shinyribs, Sarah Jarosz, Elephant Revival, Anders Osborne, Gaelic Storm, Peter Rowan Band, Travelin’ McCourys, 
Wood & Wire, California Honeydrops, Väsen, and The Honeycutters. This is the first time rising Austin star Shakey Graves will appear onstage at the fest; it's also the first appearance for Los Lobos.

Old Settler's began as a one-day bluegrass festival in 1987 and has grown into a premier, four-day folk music and camping event. In 2017, more than 30 award-winning artists will play across the fest's four stages, and there are more additions to come.

Early-bird tickets, which offer savings up to 28 percent, go on sale Tuesday, November 15. Options are four-day with camping, three-day with camping, three-day without camping, and the all-inclusive platinum pass. Daytripper tickets (single-day admission) go on sale December 15.