The 2017 Delfest lineup has been announced! This year’s 10th annual Delfest will take place Memorial Day weekend at the Cumberland, MD fairgrounds. This year’s festival boasts another stellar lineup of music. The festival begins with its Del Academy the week prior to the music, which will run May 25-28th.
The festival will kick-off its return with the Del Academy, held May 21-24th. The academy is an intensive music learning experience with some of the finest bluegrass musicians as instructors. You can purchase academy tickets here. Musicians of all ages and ability are encouraged to attend.
One thing Delfest has become known for is its wide array of bands — spanning old timey bluegrass, newgrass, jamgrass, and this year a little country too. Most notable on the lineup this year is the return of Trey Anastasio Band. TAB headlined the 6th annual festival in 2013. The band put on a hell of a show that year and festival veterans are excited to see them return. Another new addition to Delfest this year will be special guest Dierks Bentley with the Travelin’ McCourys, also headlining the show. Not to mention the festival’s namesake Del McCoury will of course be tearing up the stage several
times throughout the weekend with the Del McCoury Band. Gov’t Mule will be making its debut this year, and upstate NY natives and Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival creators, Donna The Buffalo will return this year; having not appeared since the 4th annual Delfest in 2011.
The lineup this year will also include: Béla Fleck & Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sierra Hull, Jeff Austin Band, Cabinet, Joe Craven & The Sometimers, Hot Rize, and many more!
This festival has rightfully been tagged the family-friendly festival of the season by those who have attended in previous years because, DelFest doesn’t just offer family camping areas, they offer a complete family vacation experience where children are encouraged to join their music lovin parents for a weekend of arts & crafts, jambands and bluegrass.
All ticketing info and available camping options can be found on their website at www.delfest.com.