Old Settler’s Music Festival 2019


Old Settler’s Music Festival 2019

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019

Established in 1987, the Old Settler’s Music Festival has been catering to Roots and Americana enthusiasts alike for the better part of the past three decades. Per the namesake, the Old Settler’s Music Festival has its attendees temporarily moving into the town of Tillman, Texas for several days of Country-Time and Rock pleasure; and it’s easy to see why with artists such as Jeff Bridges, Shakey Graves, and Lake Street Dive in past attendance.

This year’s lineup features notable Studio 1A alumni such as Shinyribs, and Wild Child; Among headliners Brandi Carlile, Jason Isabel, as well as a myriad of other boot-rattling artists.  The festival runs from Thursday April 11th to Sunday April 14th, and you can grab tickets as well as check out the rest of the stellar lineup at the Old Settler’s Festival website.

Also Check below to see the live Studio 1A performances from festival performers Shinyribs, and Wild Child.


“Trouble Trouble” by Shinyribs

“1996” by Wild Child

Written by Felix Kimbrell – KUTX Intern


Live Events


Posted by on Feb 5, 2019

Tickets: 5:30 pm (please do not arrive or line up before 4 pm in respect to the university)

Doors: 6:45pm Show: 7:00pm 

Performances by Thomas Csorba & Hayes Carll!

Join for the official kick-off party for Luck Reunion 2019, featuring the official 2019 lineup reveal, a free concert featuring Hayes Carll and Thomas Csorba, a first-come-first-served flash sale of 300 Luck Reunion tickets, door prizes, and more!

Ticket office opens at 5:30 P.M. (please do not arrive before 4 P.M. in respect to the university). Doors are at 6:45 with the show at 7.

Trivia Night at the Cactus Cafe

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Trivia Night at the Cactus Cafe

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019

Think you know more than KUTX about music? The Austin Chronicle did – on February 5th, they ended KUTX’s winning streak by taking first place in KUTX’s Austin Music Trivia. Will they win again, will KUTX wrest back the title, or will YOUR TEAM take it from us both?

Save the date for the next round of KUTX Music Trivia, where the theme will be [drumroll, please]: THE ROOTS OF INDIE ROCK!  Your team can compete against  Team KUTX and others in an epic battle of music knowledge. It all goes down Tuesday, April 16 at the Cactus Cafe – led once again by KUTX evening host and trivia master Taylor Wallace. There will be awesome prizes for the winning team, plus drink specials and a night of supreme music nerdiness for all.

This is a fundraiser for KUTX, with proceeds benefitting this non-profit music service. Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $10 per person at the door. (Team maximum is 6 people.)

Round up your team of musicheads, come up with an awesome team name, and start studying! Tickets go on sale March 25.

KUTX Music Trivia: The Roots of Indie Rock

Tuesday, April 16 @ Cactus Cafe

Doors at 6 P.M., Trivia at 7 P.M.

Hosted by KUTX’s Taylor Wallace

$5 advance / $10 at the door – proceeds benefit KUTX


2018 Holiday Sing Along

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2018 Holiday Sing Along

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018

Kick off your holiday season with KUT and KUTX at our annual Sing Along andTree Lighting, followed by the Downtown Austin Alliance’s Holiday Stroll.

The carols begin at 6 p.m. when crowds gather on the south steps of the Capitol to sing songs of the season, kicked off by KUT “Morning Edition” host Jennifer Stayton and led by KUTX 98.9 music hosts John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen. Rusty on the lyrics to “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? We’ve got you covered with complimentary keepsake songbooks.

At 7 p.m., we’ll countdown to the lighting of the giant tree at 11th St. and Congress Ave. After the tree lighting, stroll Congress Ave. between 9th and 11th streets for shopping, live music and entertainment for all ages.

Schedule of Events
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
5 p.m. Holiday stroll begins
6 p.m. Holiday Sing-Along with John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen
7 p.m. Holiday stroll continues until 10 p.m.

The Central Texas Food Bank is accepting non-perishable food donations, as well as monetary donations, at the staffed Food Bank tent, located in the 1000 block of Congress and the donation boxes near the tree. Over the past eight years, the Food Bank has raised 8,538 meals from the Sing Along and Stroll.

The Holiday Stroll has something for everyone including photos with Santa, a petting zoo, live ice sculptures, holiday arts and crafts, a live mural painting, local food trucks, artisan vendors and more. Plus, enjoy a full night of live music with performances by the Austin Children’s Choir, DJ Girlfriend, Shy Beast and more to be announced. Visit the Downtown Austin Alliance for details on the stroll portion of the evening.

KUT and KUTX thank the following sponsors for helping make the Sing Along and Tree Lighting possible: Central Texas Food BankHyde Park SchoolsMaudie’s Tex-Mex and Whole Earth Provision Co.


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Posted by on Nov 2, 2018

UTOPIAfest is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary this weekend, November 2-4 at its new location on Reveille Ranch in Burnet, Texas.  Get ready for the fest by catching up on some of the artists who will be performing this weekend!

UTOPIAfest Artists in Studio1A

Patty Griffin

Valerie June

The Deer


Calliope Musicals

Hard Proof

Dawn and Hawkes

Kalu and the Electric Joint

Middle Spoon

UTOPIAfest Artists on the This Song podcast

Lukas Nelson

Calliope Musicals

Hard Proof