It may seem hard to believe, but Delfest is turning 10! The initial lineup for this monumental celebration has been announced, with much more to come. Delfest 10 will take place at Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maryland, the spot that Del McCoury personally chose a decade ago when the first family of bluegrass wanted to start a family-friendly festival of their own. Since those early days, Delfest has grown into a considerably larger event, both in attendance and roster, to become one of the premiere bluegrass and Americana festivals on the planet. As always, the festival will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28, 2017.
Without further adieu, your Delfest 10 lineup will feature your hosts Del McCoury Band, and the Travelin’ McCourys featuring special guest Dierks Bentley, as well as Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon, Hot Rize, The Infamous Stringdusters, Steep Canyon Rangers, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Sierra Hull, Jeff Austin Band, Cabinet, Donna The Buffalo, Fruition, Sara Watkins, Noam Pikelny, Billy Strings, Joe Craven & The Sometimers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, and Dre’s Gospel Collective.
There are more very exciting acts to be announced in the coming months, so stay tuned to The Poke Around for updates on everything to do with DelFest! Tickets can be purchased at delfest.com.
Written by Richard Oakley