McCoury Music and High Sierra Music has announced additions to this year’s 11th annual Delfest which takes place May 24-27 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maryland.
Greensky Bluegrass ,The Dawg Trio with David Grisman, Danny Barnes, Sam Grisman, Richard Thompson, The Infamous Stringdusters, Rhiannon Giddens, Mandolin Orange, The Gibson Brothers, The California Honeydrops, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, The New Orleans Suspects, The Broomestix, The Grass is Dead and Justin Moses & Cody Kilby have been added to the original lineup.
Previously announced acts include The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Bluegrass Congress (The Del McCoury Band, David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Bryan Sutton, Stuart Duncan), Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush, The Jerry Douglas Band, The Wood Brothers, Fruition, Sierra Hull, Rising Appalachia, Bryan Sutton Band, Billy Strings, The Kruger Brothers, Joe Craven & The Sometimers, The Lil Smokies, Cris Jacobs, Dustbowl Revival, The Brothers Comatose, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Birds of Chicago, Jon Stickley Trio, Twisted Pine, and Dré & The Gospel Collective emceed by Joe Craven.
Delfest was created by Del McCoury in 2008 with the idea of creating a family-friendly environment while showcasing the best in bluegrass, Americana and modern string music. The idea was to discover new talent, open collaboration opportunities all while having a down-home feeling. Del McCoury delivered a creative and fun space for the whole family perfectly placed along the Potomac River.
This year McCoury created the Bluegrass Congress which will partner him with Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Bryan Sutton and Stuart Duncan. They will all join forces on Saturday May 26.
Past lineups have included The Infamous Stringdusters, Vince Gill, Old Crow Medicine Show, Sam Bush, The Avett Brothers, Chris Robinson, The Trey Anastasio Band and Keller Williams among many others.
DelFest will be immediately preceded by a 3-day music academy hosted by The Travelin’ McCourys and friends. DelFest Academy, which takes place May 21-23, provides all levels of musicians an opportunity to learn from some of the best pickers in the world.
Four-day advance passes, Academy passes, and a variety of parking options are currently on sale at www.delfest.com.