DelFest originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury music while fostering 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, DelFest will offers a quality festival experience stamped with the unique McCoury touch. Personally chosen by Del, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maryland serves as the perfect location for DelFest - nestled along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains conveniently located within 2.5 hours from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Pittsburgh.
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 and unique workshops - and in late night indoor performances. Delfest is immediately preceded by a 3-day Music Academy hosted by The Travelin’ McCourys, where all levels of musicians can learn from some of the best pickers in the world.