Austin String Band Festival
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AUSTIN STRING BAND FESTIVAL
October 14 - 16, 2016
Camp Ben McCulloch, Driftwood, Texas
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. TX. Dance all night on Friday, then attend hands-on music and dance 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.
Bring the kids!
We'll have great activities including face painting, jugglers and a puppet making workshop with Natasha La Gitana, on Saturday.
Tickets are available at the gate by cash, check or credit card.
|General||AFTM Member||Student *|
|Kids under 16
* students must provide ID
On-line ticket purchase is closed now, but don't worry, you can pay at the gate and there's plenty of room. So come on down.
Price for each night
- Without electricity: $15 per unit
- With electricity: $20 per unit
Pay at gate on arrival. Or pay Thursday night only to Camp Ben office if arriving early.
We love dogs, but please leave them at home.
NO DOGS ALLOWED except service animals.
Fri- Dance 'Til You Drop Night
|7:00||Big Muhly Square Dance, Rich Macmath, caller|
|6:45||Mini-sets: Britt Irick and Tim Keough,Peter Keane and Vanessa Gordon,The Mayflies|
|8:15||Jenny and The Corn Ponies, vintage honky tonk|
|9:45||Eddie Bond and Josh Ellis Square Dance caller Caroline Oakley (Mrs Ellis and Mrs Bond will be accompanying)|
|11-1:30||Chris E. Peterson & Nathan Quiring, Contra dance with workshop 11-12 Marc Airhart, caller|
|11:00||Workshops session 1. Details here|
|12:15||Workshops session 2. Details here|
|1:45||Mini-sets: Black Diamond, Taylor Lutrell-Williams & Tim Callahan, Toad Road Trio, Rose Griffith and Tim Keough, Ralph White & Little Mazarn, Eliana Salinas, Britt Irick, Aaron Zischkale,Little Mazarn, Silas Lowe et al, Matt Harmon & Mira Dickey|
|2:00||Bottom Dollar String Band, bluegrass ( with scholarship recipient Josh Moore on banjo)|
|3:00||Stovetop Rangers, old time/swing/rags|
|3:00||For kids: Puppet Making Workshop, Natasha LaGuitana|
|4:00||Christy and The Plowboys , a set of John Clay gems|
|5:00||Carolina Rowdies from Portland,OR, Old Time (may be 1 or 2 called dances from Caroline Oakley)|
|6:00||Chansons et Soulards, Cajun (dance music)|
|7:00||The Barn Owls, Square Dance, Caroline Oakley, caller|
|8:00||Conjunto Los Pinkys, traditional conjunto (dance music)|
|9:00||Eddie Bond and Josh Ellis, amazing old time fiddle and banjo duo from Galax area of VA|
|10:00||High Plains Jamboree, old time/bluegrass/vintage country (dance music)|
|11:00||Crazy Late Night Square Dance with Carolina Rowdies et al, Caroline Oakley caller|
|10:00 a.m.||Gospel Sing in the main pavilion.|