DelFest is held at the beautiful 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 11th 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. The city of Cumberland is also a great host offering multiple hotel options, a charming downtown and great amenities including biking, a steam train engine and museum, and some top notch dining.

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, 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 be immediately preceded by a 3-day Music Academy hosted by The Travelin’ McCourys and other all star players.

Select Press

JamBase - “Osiris DelFest InnerViews: Del McCoury, Billy Strings, Kyle Hollingsworth & More

Rolling Stone - “DelFest 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw at Del McCoury’s String Music Jam

Washington Post - “Dozens Of Music Festivals Are Fighting For Your Attention This Summer. Here Are The Ones You Can’t Miss

The Drop - “Episode 9: Jefferson Waful, Billy Strings, Kyle Hollingsworth

DC Music Review - “DelFest #12 Delebrates Del McCoury’s 80th

Brokedown Podcast - “Delfest 2019

Jambands.com - “Billy Strings Welcomes Marcus King, Ronnie McCoury and More at Late-Night DelFest Performance

Baltimore Magazine - “The Fast Times, Hard Luck, and Rebirth of Bluegrass in Baltimore

Live For Live Music - “The String Cheese Incident Welcomes Billy Strings, Del McCoury, & More At DelFest [Watch]

Baltimore Post-Examiner - “Dispatches from DelFest: Part 1

Charleston Gazette-Mail - “Popular Bluegrass, Jam and Americana Festival Returns Just Across the Border

The Jamwich - “A Man of the People: Exclusive Interview with Del McCoury About DelFest

Relix - “Delfest Announces Late-Night Programming: Billy Strings, Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, And More

Blue Ridge Outdoors - “Festival Guide 2019: Do Your Fest

Relix - “Delfest 2019 Adds Yonder Mountain String Band, Tyler Childers, Sam Bush, Keller Williams, and More

WCBC - “McCoury Family Talks Delfest, Grammys

Rolling Stone - “Del McCoury Band, I’m With Her Lead 2019 DelFest Lineup

JamBase - “DelFest Announces Initial 2019 Lineup

Live For Live Music - “DelFest Announces 2019 Lineup Featuring Railroad Earth, Billy Strings, The Marcus King Band

Glide Magazine - “The Del McCoury Band, String Cheese Incident, Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth Top DelFest 2019 Lineup

Music Fest News - “DelFest Announces Initial 2019 Lineup

The Drop - “Episode 3: DelFest, AC Beer Fest, Ghosts of the Forest, and more

Dec 2018 Press Release