This morning, DelFest rolled out the lineup for its ninth annual event. And with artists like Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Yonder Mountain String Band and Keller Williams alongside hosts the Del McCoury Band, DelFest 2016 promises to be a pluckin’ good time.
Past DelFest lineups have included Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show and Leftover Salmon, among others. Highlights from last year’s festival includes the “Del and Dawg” set between David Grisman and McCoury. Tabitha Clancy noted that “the natural progression for those two [Grisman and McCoury] together were to share stories, as often occurs in the genre.” In her review of the 2015 event, Clancy shared her overall impression of the music-filled weekend:
All things come together at DelFest. From witnessing the transformation of Jeff Austin and his rockin’ jamband to the two ladies of the soulful sounds of Lake Street Dive, it was Greensky Bluegrass that set the tone for the entire weekend playing Grateful Dead’s, ‘Eyes Of The World.’ Just as the song says, what we hear, are in fact, songs of our own. Everyone from established musician to concertgoers, forge their own road and it becomes their own way, collectively gathering at the best festival in the country.”
Named for bluegrass icon Del McCoury, the four-day festival held at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in the Potomac River Valley of Cumberland, Maryland, will take place Memorial Day weekend. The family friendly event offers camping and RV hookups and hosts late-night sets, intimate workshops and an arts and crafts fair, in addition to a grandstage packed with musical acts all weekend long. Festival passes are on sale now through the event’s official website.