Austin String Band Festival
3-DAYS OF GOOD MUSIC
It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the Austin area, a music festival with small crowds, a lovely natural setting and close-in parking. Come discover the Austin String Band Festival out at Camp Ben McCulloch (right by the Salt Lick) in Driftwood October 18-20. Dance all night on Friday, then attend hands-on workshops under the trees early on Saturday, then kick back for a day and night of nonstop fiddles, banjos and guitars as more than two dozen bands take the stage. Sunday wraps it up with a gospel jam. Camping at its finest along Onion Creek.
THE SCHEDULE OF ENTERTAINMENT
FRIDAY NIGHT - DANCE 'TIL YOU DROP
9:30pm- ?? Hopping Jenny. Old-Time String Band with square dance caller Michael Ismerio
10PM Hopping Jenny
10:30AM-12PM Gospel Sing led by The Rudiments
CLICK HERE to see a more info about the entertainers.
There will be old-time mountain square dancing on Friday and Saturday nights to the great old-time sounds of Hopping Jenny and The Barn Owls. No experience, no partner needed, all the square dances will be taught. There will also be Cajun dancing opportunities with the music of Charles Thibodeaux and the Austin Cajun Aces. Saturday night will offer up chances to 2-step to the amazing group of Jenny and the Corn Ponies and the Carper Family.
GOOD EATS & CAMPING
Once again fabulous, delicious and healthy food will be provided throughout the festival by Sara Laird Weber and her crew.
Primitive and site camping is in the lovely Camp Ben McCulloch Park in Driftwood, Texas, about 20 minutes from downtown Austin. Be sure to get there early to get a good spot down by Onion Creek.
Workshops will happen on Saturday, October 19th from 11am - 1:15pm.
- How to play in a string band. Hopping Jenny
- Mexican tunes/songs workshop, Son Armado
- Clogging with Erica Braverman
- Old Time Harmony singing with Hopping Jenny
- Bluegrass Jam, with Eddie Collins
And many more. CLICK HERE for the schedule.
ON-LINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED
PRICES AT THE GATE ARE THE FOLLOWING
CAMPING W/ELECTRICITY - $20/night/tent
SPENCER & RAINS
CONJUNTO LOS PINKYS
Lots of jamming opportunities all over the camp, so be sure to bring your instruments.
WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?
Camp Ben McCulloch, 18301 FM 1826, Driftwood, Texas 78619. Directions: Camp Ben McCulloch is within a few minutes of Austin, located 11 miles south of Highway 290 West on Farm Road 1826. From I-35, take Loop 4 to downtown Buda. Head west on Farm Road 967 for 11 miles, then turn left on Farm Road 1826 for 1/2 mile -- Camp Ben McCulloch is on the left.
CLICK HERE for information about camping and Camp Ben. UNFORTUNATELY NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED.
Email us at AFTMTexas@gmail.com.
We always need an army of volunteers to put on this festival. If you could spare a few hours please contact us at email@example.com. If you would like to see what volunteer slots are available CLICK HERE. To go to the Volunteer page CLICK HERE.