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Be a Part of the Family.

Old Settler’s Music Festival loves our volunteers! We are a family of more than 600. Our family of volunteers help create the unmatched experience that is Old Settler’s. We rely heavily on volunteers to do many jobs including production, ticketing, safety, information, artist relations, and more. Our forever home, located in Tilmon, Texas is on 145 acres that make up the Old Settler’s Homestead. We are grateful to the hundreds of volunteers that help us to tame the rolling meadows and tree-covered campgrounds. Whatever your interest, you’ll find your place in our volunteer family!

The Perks

Volunteer for 16 hours during the fest and get:

  • 4-Day GA Admission Pass + Camping
  • Festival T-shirt
  • Meadow Lot Parking
  • 3 Drink Tickets
  • 3 Shower Tickets

Total perks add up to a value of $350+

If you are scheduled to work in the days prior to the official start of the festival (Thursday 4/20/23), you will receive an Early Access Pass. If you are not scheduled to work, but would like to arrive early, you must purchase an Early Access Pass.

If you are camping in a tent and want to use electricity, you must purchase an Electrical Permit. Volunteers who bring an RV, camper, or other type of camping vehicle must purchase an Camping Vehicle Permit and purchase an Electric Permit if you would like electricity.

How to Register

To manage our family of volunteers, we use a registration software called POINT designed specifically for managing a large number of volunteers for events. There is a $25 nonrefundable fee to apply as a volunteer for Old Settler’s Music Festival. The fee is used to cover the expense associated with using our software, the cost of volunteer t-shirts and wristbands, the volunteer party, and other necessities to the volunteer program. Any surplus will go toward the festival’s greatest needs. Volunteering for Old Settler’s is very popular. Filling out an application does not automatically guarantee you a spot on one of our crews.

To apply to volunteer for Old Settler’s Music Fest, you will first need to create a POINT account by clicking here

Once your account is created, join the Old Settler’s Music Festival Organization and update your profile information. In your bio, please list your top 3 picks for the team you would like to work on. See below for a list of available teams.

Last step is to pay your $25 (or more if you are feeling generous) application fee. This non-refundable fee is used to cover the expense associated with using our software, the cost of volunteer t-shirts and wristbands, the volunteer party, and other necessities to the volunteer program.  Volunteering for Old Settler’s is very popular. Signing up does not automatically guarantee you a spot on one of our teams.

For detailed instructions, click here. You can also reach out to for questions or assistance.  


The Process

After you apply, we look at your interests and abilities and match you to a team that has volunteer openings. You will receive an email from the team lead. Once you have been selected to a team, your team leader will assign you a festival work schedule. Please confirm that your team leader records your hours to make your check-in process quick and easy.

If you are chosen for a team and have already purchased a ticket, we cannot refund your money.

All volunteers must attend the All Volunteer meeting on:

Sunday, March 26th, 2023, 1:00pm-3:00pm @ the Old Settler’s Homestead.

It is very important for all volunteers to attend. We will discuss basic festival information, answer questions, and go over any new information about the coming festival. If you are a new volunteer, you will have an opportunity to meet other members on your team and talk to your team lead to see where you will fit in.

Team Rules

Our volunteers are often the only festival staff our attendees see and are instrumental in setting the Texas-friendly vibe that keeps fans coming back. We ask that volunteers maintain a friendly, civil, and welcoming demeanor at all times.

We also ask that all volunteers report for work on time, dressed appropriately, and free of the influence of alcohol or other substances. View complete list of volunteer rules and expectations.

​Ways to Volunteer

Some of our volunteering teams require special expertise. We’re always looking for registered nurses, for example. But you don’t need a special skill to volunteer. As you’ll see, there’s something for everyone.

2023 Volunteer Teams:

Artist Hospitality – Artist Check-In
Be the face of Old Settler’s and help greet the artists as they arrive. Ensure they receive their credentials and know the lay of the land.

Artist Hospitality – Green Room
Help ensure our artists have everything they need. Set up and tear down the green rooms where artists relax between performances, and make sure their hospitality requests are fulfilled.

Stage Crew
Make sure everything runs smoothly at the Main Stage and Campground Stage. Execute performance schedules as well as assist to coordinate and transition artists and crews.

Safety Crew
Help protect the safety of patrons, volunteers, and artists throughout the festival. Prevent unauthorized entry into restricted areas. Assist with parking and campsite load-ins.

First Aid
Provide basic First Aid during the festival. The First Aid Team accepts the following: Drs, PAs, NPs, RNs, LVNs, MAs, CNAs, paramedics, EMTs, medics, and some medical students. CPR is required, BLS and ACLS are a bonus.

Banners & Signs
Help set up and take down all festival banners and signage.

A group of Armadillos is known as a roll, and nothing keeps the show on the road better than this group of volunteers! The ROLL helps with all aspects of the festival’s operational needs.

Green Team
Keep the festival clean and hygienic. Help collect and haul trash and recycling, keep bins from overflowing, and pick up litter as needed.

Water & Ice
Help keep the festival hydrated. This team ensures that there is accessible water throughout the festival as well as transporting ice to designated areas.

Site Prep
Help make the festival grounds and campsites beautiful for all our festival attendees, campers, and artists. Work during the weekends, three months prior to the festival, clearing the land. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: cutting tree branches, mowing, hauling, burning vegetation, spreading mulch, creating and clearing roads and paths.

Campground Crew
Help ensure campers have everything they need. From answering questions to selling last minute or forgotten items like ice or an extension cord, this group is integral to ensuring a successful and comfortable stay at the Old Settler’s Homestead.

Box Office
Be the first to give our guests an Old Settler’s welcome when they arrive. Assist with distribution of credentials as well as ticket sales.

Help sell and distribute merchandise both for the festival and for the artists.

Platinum Lounge
Help provide excellent service to our VIP guests in the Platinum Lounge. From serving drinks at the bar to ensuring a clean and welcoming environment, this team will help fulfill VIP guests’ needs while in the Platinum lounge. Must be TABC certified to work behind the bar.

Platinum Concierge
Help Platinum guests coordinate their festival experience and the amenities available to them. Be the one stop shop for questions and resources to ensure our Platinum guests have a positive experience.

Guest Transportation
Help festival goers traverse the 145-acre Old Settler’s Homestead. Whether helping guests get to their vehicles or back to their campsite, this group is here to get guests safely and efficiently to where they need to go.

Kid Zone
Help with special activities for our kid’s program. Run an arts and crafts class, perform a magic show, provide face painting, and more. If you have a unique idea, write to let us know – we’re always open to suggestions.

Volunteer Commissary
Old Settler’s Music Fest would not be possible without our volunteers. Help keep them fed on the volunteer commissary team. Keep the commissary clean and stocked and assist our catering staff in serving food at meal time.

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