Austin String Band Festival 2018

October 19-21, Camp Ben McCulloch

The Festival is ON, rain-or-shine!

The 13th Annual Austin String Band Festival will be held on October 19-21, 2018, just west of Austin at beautiful Camp Ben McCulloch near Driftwood, Texas. It's one of the best-kept secrets in the Austin area, a music festival with small crowds in a lovely natural setting, with close-in parking.  Presented by the Austin Friends of Traditional Music, this festival celebrates all kinds of regional string band music with live acoustic performances, workshops, jams, dancing, and great food.

Reminders

  • Sorry, NO DOGS (except for service animals) are permitted at Camp Ben during the festival. We love dogs, but please do not bring them to the festival. Contact us for a list of nearby kennels if needed.
  • Please pay your Friday and Saturday night camping fees at the festival entrance. If you come earlier, pay Camp Ben directly. 
  • Pack it in, pack it out: Please take your recycling and trash home with you as much as possible. We will gladly provide you with bags!

 

Schedule

Friday: 7pm Clara & The Broken Barrel Stringband · 8:30pm Roll Fast Ramblers · 9:45pm The Onlies with T-Claw, caller

Saturday: 2pm Ryan Gould and the Little Kings · 3pm Double Eagle String Band · 4pm Cory McCauley and His Evangeline Aces, with Peter Schwarz · 5pm Clara & The Broken Barrel Stringband · 6pm The Frauleins · 7pm The Barn Owls with T-Claw, caller · 8pm Felipe Perez with Rudy Calderon, Virginio Castillo · 9pm Wood & Wire · 10pm The Onlies · 11:15ish Crazy Late Night Square Dance with The Onlies and Clara’s Broken Barrel buddies, with T-Claw calling

Performers

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A Few Reminders

The string band festival is a family friendly event.  If you are planning to come to the festival please note the following.

  • BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR FOR THE WORKSHOPS OR FOR EXTRA COMFORT.
  • BRING YOUR OWN COOLER,  BUT NO GLASS BOTTLES. 
  • NO FIREWORKS OR WEAPONS.

More!


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Yummy grub for carnivores and vegetarians alike served at the Festival Cafe. 

Sorry, No Dogs

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NO DOGS ALLOWED except service animals.