The eventful festival dedicated to Bluegrass music, DelFest, has announced the lineup for their 14th annual festival taking place later on this year.
DelFest usually takes place over Memorial Day weekend but this year it takes place from September 23-26 to ensure safety from COVID-19. While the dates have changed, the location remains the same in the city of Cumberland, Maryland along the Potomac River. The venue is at the Allegany County Fairgrounds, personally chosen by Del McCoury, leader of the Del McCoury band and legendary bluegrass musician.
There are many artists in the lineup for the return of the DelFest. The Old Crow Medicine Show is to return and other performers include St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Lil Smokies, The Broomestix, Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band, Dirty Grass Players, The 9th Street Band and more. Joe Craven remains as the emcee for the weekend. Along with sets from these performers, there will be collaborations, guest sit-ins, and tributes to Del McCoury. The Travelin’ McCourys is hosting the three-day DelFest Academy which is preceded by the festival.
DelFest organizers are working with both local and state health officials to adhere to safety mandates for attendees, staff and musicians. COVID-19 protocols will be made known closer to the festival. More information about DelFest can be found on the website.