To say the fans’ reaction to the initial lineup announcement for the 6th Annual DelFest was enthusiastic is an understatement. The team at High Sierra and McCoury Music didn’t stop there, and with the addition of the artists below, fans will probably agree that somehow, the line-up for the 6th annual DelFest is the best yet.
Additions to the already stacked lineup include Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams with More Than A Little, Jerry Douglas Band, Red Baraat, Danny Barnes, and Aoife O’Donovan.
The full list (previously unannounced acts in bold):
The Del McCoury Band
Trey Anastasio Band (2 sets)
Old Crow Medicine Show
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Masters of Bluegrass (Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks, and Jerry McCoury)
Trampled By Turtles
The Travelin’ McCourys
Keller Williams with More Than A Little
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Jerry Douglas Band
The Infamous Stringdusters
The Campbell Brothers
Pikelny, Sutton, McCoury, Bulla & Bales
Davisson Brothers Band
Larry Keel and Natural Bridge
Missy Raines and The New Hip
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
The Rambling Rooks
Spirit Family Reunion
DelFest will be held May 23 through 26, 2013 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. Produced in association with High Sierra Music, the 6th Annual DelFest will again offer a quality festival experience stamped with the unique McCoury touch. Personally chosen by Del, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD served 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.
In addition to traditional stage sets by these world-class artists, attendees can again expect to see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, intimate appearances, both at unique “playshops”—informal workshops where the emphasis will be on performance rather than instruction—and in late night indoor performances and picking sessions. DelFest will also include a band competition, with the winners invited to return for a regular set at the following year’s gathering. DelFest also offers a 3-day Music Academy hosted by The Travelin’ McCourys, where all levels of musicians can learn from some of the best pickers in the world (the Academy will take place May 21, 22, and 23). Some of the Academy classes are at close to capacity already.
Discounted tickets are now on sale with the next price increase on April 22nd. VIP and a few dry RV passes are also available (Regular and VIP RV passes are sold out). For detailed information and to purchase tickets, visit www.delfest.com.