In the late night hours of a festival, often the peak of raucous revelry, there is a scene that is quite unexpected.
Most remarkably, the bands are completely unplugged, and the crowd maintains an attentive, respectful silence. Raw, powerful, inspiring, energetic performances ensue, forging lifetime memories, and genuine connections between the audience and performers. For over ten years a group of music-obsessed fanatics and super fans known as Team Goodtimes has sought to deliver a unique, intimate, and magical experience for your late night entertainment. In April 2018, Goodtimes will return to where it all began, at Old Settler’s Music Festival. The lineup will feature Old Settler’s performers as well as exclusive Goodtimes artists.
Known for their totally shhh’d audience participation, and live radio show-style taped recordings, crowds ranging from 50 to 500 gather intently around a small tucked-away wood stage to watch and listen in absolute silence and wonder. Camp Goodtimes brings the intimacy of a listening room, with a lineup of world-class musicians, to a crowd of hundreds. The curated nightly acts have ranged from local and obscure central Texas favorites to international touring bands, and the combination of talent and rare listening venue have gained a reputation for providing extremely memorable live acoustic performances and sweet parties.
Cody Johnson of Team Goodtimes writes, “As a native central Texas music lover and longtime fan of what I personally consider to be one of the best music festivals and camping experiences around, I am honored and beyond thrilled to get to collaborate with the Old Settler’s Music Festival. Together we hope to present to you what is sure to be an amazing lineup of late night acoustic entertainment. So please bring a comfortable chair, a warm blanket, and join us to enjoy the magic of late night acoustic music complemented by audience silence.”
Old Settler’s Executive Director Jean Spivey says she is “excited to be working with Cody and Team Goodtimes to bring a remarkable component of the festival to our new home, and to create new musical memories. Our expansive, new location will allow us to make Camp Goodtimes more memorable than ever.”