DelFest, the beloved genre-spanning festival brainchild of McCoury Music and High Sierra Music will return to beautiful Cumberland, Maryland, May. 26-29.
Today, DelFest organizers announced addition’s to this year’s lineup including Tyler Childers with the Travelin’ McCourys, Robert Earl Keen, the Jerry Douglas Band, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and the Price Sisters. 2019 festival favorite Tyler Childers will have the Travelin’ McCourys as his backing band, a truly could-only-happen-at-DelFest musical moment. This will be REK’s first and last DelFest performance as he announced earlier this year that 2022 will be his last tour.
4-day passes will increase in price on Monday, February 21 at midnight Eastern so fans who have yet to purchase should do so soon to take advantage of early-bird discounts. 3-day and 2-day passes will go on sale Tuesday, February 22.
And a note to all DelFest fans, the Del McCoury Band is gearing up to release a new album Almost Proud on February 18 (tomorrow). Garden & Gun Magazine has an early listen of the album avail for streaming now, paired with an interview about never having a setlist, fronting Bill Monroe’s band, and more.
Glamping packages and on-site parking are also on sale.
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, various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy, and intimate appearances from the aforementioned artists. Delfest will, as usual, be immediately preceded by the 3-day DelFest Academy hosted by The Travelin’ McCourys and other all-star players.
Located along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, and personally chosen by Del, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD (2.5 hours from Baltimore and D.C.) serves as the ideal location for DelFest. The fairgrounds are conveniently located near four major airports and can be easily reached by rail or road. The city of Cumberland, MD, is a welcoming host offering multiple hotel options, a charming downtown, and great amenities that include biking, fishing, and kayaking, as well as a steam train engine and museum, and interesting dining options. Come for the music, and perhaps stay an extra day to explore the area offerings which are well suited for music fans and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
For information including camping, parking, partners, and more, please visit delfest.com and follow DelFest on all social platforms. Can’t wait until May for Del-centered goodness? Refresh with and relive the magic of DelFest on the festival’s Youtube page.