NASHVILLE, Tn. (Feb. 15, 2018) – DelFest has announced the addition of Greensky Bluegrass, Infamous Stringdusters, The Dawg Trio with David Grisman, Danny Barnes, Sam Grisman and many more to the 11th annual DelFest, which takes place May 24-27 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Md.
Other artist additions include Richard Thompson, 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.
Previously announced acts include The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Bluegrass Congress featuring 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. DelFest will be emceed by Joe Craven.
Unique to this year’s festival, Del McCoury created The Bluegrass Congress, for which he sent hand rolled parchment paper invites to Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman, Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Bryan Sutton, and Stuart Duncan. Representing the best at what they do in the field of Bluegrass, these musicians will convene on Saturday evening (May 26th), joining the Del McCoury Band for a picking party like none other in festival history.
In addition to traditional stage sets by these world-class artists, attendees can once again see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy, intimate appearances, and late night indoor performances and picking sessions. DelFest will be immediately preceded by a three-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.