The 7th annual DelFest is set to take place over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The Del McCoury Band welcomes String Cheese Incident, a natural fit as Bill Nershi has performed in some capacity years prior. In addition, there will be stage sets from Railroad Earth, in support of their latest release, Last of the Outlaws, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder. Other performances include Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Greensky Bluegrass, Carolina Chocolate Drops and of course, The Traveling McCoury’s.
Delfest is once again located at the Allegany Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD, along the Potomac River. As a festival that thrives on the family-friendly ideal, the musical collaborations are potentially limitless given this year’s line-up. Attendees can expect intimate appearances of various artists during workshops, late night shows and informal picking sessions. In keeping with tradition, the Music Academy, hosted by The Traveling McCoury’s, will precede the festival.
Included in the lineup is Hot Rize feat. Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, The Gibson Brothers, Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, Sierra Hull, The Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band, Kruger Brothers, The Duhks, Joe Craven, The Deadly Gentlemen, Spirit Family Reunion, Cabinet, California Honeydrops, The Unseen Strangers and more.
Don’t miss the late night shows located in the DelFest Music Hall, as these are separately sold tickets. Friday night will blow the roof off the barn with performances from Greensky Bluegrass and Cabinet. Railroad Earth and Shook Twins are scheduled to rock the late night stage on Saturday and Sunday night is a special Bluegrass Ball with The Traveling McCoury’s and The California Honeydrops.
DelFest also offers a variety of activities. The Kidzone has fun events scheduled such as tie-dying and an “ARTs BUS.” Playshops include: Yoga, meditation, learning to dance with hoops, sacred geometry, and fire performances. Food venders and crafters will line the Grandstand music meadow providing a unique shopping experience.
Four day, three day and single day festival tickets are currently available on line. Two day and all RV passes with hook ups are sold out. Download the Eventbrite app for ticket scanning at DelFest.