Silence the Generators, OSMF Campgrounds Going Green

Silence the Generators, OSMF Campgrounds Going Green

From Old Settler's Music Festival

Help Old Settler's Music Festival Silence the Generators in Phase 1 of our Master Plan and go green with renewable energy to reach our sustainability goal of a zero-carbon footprint by 2040.

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With your help we will SILENCE THE GENERATORS and preserve the sights and sounds of our beloved campgrounds. The goal in Phase I is to install a permanent electrical infrastructure in time for the 2020 festival. Old Settler’s will take advantage of a renewable wind power program to supply 20, 30, and 50amp service to campsites and power up the Campground Stage as well as the vendor area along the main road.

To support our SUSTAINABILITY GOAL of attaining a zero-carbon footprint by 2040, we must eliminate the use of campground generators. By doing so, we will stop burning almost 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel, which produces 60 tons of CO2 emissions each festival. Installing a permanent green energy electrical infrastructure is a powerful first step in reducing our environmental footprint.

Renting campground generators is not only UNSUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTALLY, it’s also unsustainable financially. Supplying electricity to campers was the second largest expense for last year’s festival, making it impossible to recover even a small portion of that cost through the sale of electrical permits.

With a keen focus on sustainability, providing GREEN POWER to the campgrounds, and preserving the camping experience, the plan is to install an overhead power line carrying renewable energy along the main road. The electrical distribution will be underground throughout Campgrounds Armadillo and Banjo. In Campground Collings, distribution will be along the caliche roads to leave plenty of room for primitive camping.


To ACCOMPLISH THIS GOAL, as the saying goes, it takes a village! The Old Settler’s village is teeming with friends and family with a bright spirit, a loving passion, a commitment to sustainability, and a drive to pull together in times of need. Now is the time to come together to preserve our magical vibe and go green. Send your donation today to put renewable power in the campgrounds!

Be a PART OF THE TEAM that supports sustainability while preserving the sights and sounds of the campgrounds. Whether you want to name the Campground Stage, claim your stake in the landscape, set up automatic monthly gifts or make a one-time gift, there’s an option for you to share some family love.    

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES For more detailed information on Naming Opportunities, please contact David or Diana at

Your Name in Lights Put your name on the Campground Stage for a period of five (5) years.

Permanently Etch Your Name into the Landscape by adding your name to a power pole of your choice. It’s a great way to permanently commemorate a campsite or special moment at Old Settler’s, to recognize families, individuals or businesses, or to show your support and love for the festival.    

Power Grid Member     Join a team that shows support on a monthly basis for a one-year period. Select your monthly pledge amount, set up your automatic payment, and receive a gift from Old Settler’s at the end of your pledge period. 

One-time gift     Be a part of the online community by making a single contribution. Select your pledge amount and receive a thank you gift from Old Settler's in recognition of your support.

Cool Stuff to Know:    

  • Increase Your Gift if you work for a company that offers a Matching Gift program. Fill out some simple paperwork and you could double the amount of your gift.
  • As a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, donations to Old Settler’s Music Festival may be tax deductible. Tax receipts are provided for all gifts.
  • All Campaign Gifts will be celebrated on the Old Settler’s Music Festival website, in the 33rd Annual Old Settler’s Music Festival Program, and on banners displayed at the festival.
  • In the Event the campaign goal is exceeded, all proceeds will be directed to Old Settler’s Music Festival’s greatest need.

Want to avoid online processing charges?                                               Mail your check, made out to Old Settler's Music Festival, directly to:     Old Settler’s Music Festival                                                                             P.O. Box 151947                                                                                               Austin, Texas 78715

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