The initial lineup is here! Make plans with friends and family now to join the McCourys on Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Cumberland, MD for a festival experience like no other! The 6th Annual DelFest just announced their lineup for the four-day Memorial Day weekend music festival in Cumberland, Maryland.
The event takes place on May 23-26, 2013. Besides the host headliner of the Del McCoury Band, this year features a surprise headliner with two sets of the Trey Anastasio Band. Other LMB favorites include Yonder Mountain String Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled By Turtles, Joe Craven, and The Infamous Stringdusters.
Through their many comments on Facebook and other social media sites, DelFest fans have made it clear that they are excited about the already announced DelFest lineup. But that was just a sneak preview of what has shaped up to be one epic show.
DelFest is May 24 through 27, 2012 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD (2.5 hrs from Baltimore and DC). The festival originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury music while creating a forum for world-class musical collaborations and to showcase fresh new talent with a down-home feeling. Personally chosen by Del, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD serves as the perfect location for DelFest--nestled along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, the Fairgrounds are convenient to four major airports and easily reached by rail or road.
Attendees can again expect to see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy, intimate appearances, both at unique “playshops”—informal workshops where the emphasis will be on performance rather than instruction—and in late night shows and picking sessions. DelFest will also include a band competition, and once again the festival will be preceded by the 3-day DelFest Academy hosted by The Travelin’ McCourys, where all levels of musicians can learn from some of the best pickers in the world (May 22 - 24).
Discount tickets are now on sale with the next price increase on March 6th. DELuxe (VIP) packages and RV passes are also available. Information and tickets at www.delfest.com.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 6th Annual DelFest Bluegrass Band Competition. The submission deadline is March 15th. You can also learn from this best in bluegrass at this unforgettable music camp in the days leading up to DelFest. Tuition includes a 4-day Pass to DelFest and On-Site Parking.
Initial DelFest 2013 Lineup:
Tickets are now available for purchase for the 6th Annual DelFest! Get your discounted early bird 4-day and 3-day Passes, DELuxe Experience Packages, RV, Parking, Kids and Teen Passes, and DelFest Academy Passes today.pThe Masters of Bluegrass: