2019 Festival News Series NATIONWIDE : DelFest

DelFest
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Welcome to a NEW SERIES here on Gary Hayes Country for the upcoming 2019 festival season. As you know WE ARE the festival KINGS of underground and some mainstream festivals, and I watch over 200 nationwide festivals. So several times a week I’m going to feature news and update news from a different festival each time.

Every festival will be linked on the top with a list, you can check on the news of them all. Find ones in YOUR area and BUY A TICKET, or HEY why not plan a trip to one you have never been to yet? Have some fun and explore America, and find NEW MUSIC.

So HERE IS my FIRST FESTIVAL I want to begin featuring, my good friends over at DelFest in Maryland. Now I have uploaded all of the wonderful information I have found about this event in one main place! One artist I wanted to touch on here was the AMAZING Mr. Tyler Childers who is burning up the music community venue by venue and all over America.

DelFest Initial Lineup Announced

You heard the news already that The String Cheese Incident will be back to Cumberland for the 2019 DelFest and you probably already guessed that Del (McCoury Band) and the boys (The Travelin’ McCourys) will be there as well. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, I’m With Her (feat. Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan), The Marcus King Band, Billy Strings, Sierra Hull, The Gibson Brothers & Mockingbird Band, Dré & The Gospel Collective, and The Broomestix will all be there as well! And that’s just the beginning. Stay tuned for more to come and in the meantime, get your tickets now while you can still enjoy Advance Price discounts!

If you are into Bluegrass and the new generation of Bluegrass or the Newgrass or Jamgrass or whatever you want to name the genres ( I just call it GOOD MUSIC) you MUST go visit DelFest and celebrate the best festival on the east coast.

Also this last year was the birth of the very first Bluegrass Congress, that had special invitations mailed out and accepted by some of the genre’s greatest contributors.

 

Tickets On Sale Now

Advance 4-Day Passes, Dry RV Passes (just a few remain!), Show Sherpa(hassle-free camping) and On-site Parking Passes are all on sale now. Ticket Payment Plans are available!

>>GET TICKETS<<

Announcing The Bluegrass Bloody Mary Bar at Del’s Place Pub

We’ve had a surprise brewing for a while now…or shall we say distilling? If what we had in store for DelFest this year wasn’t already fun enough, we’re excited to bring to DelFest the first ever BlueGrass Bloody Mary Bar at Del’s Place Pub. That’s right! The DelFest Foundation and Western Maryland’s own McClintock Distilling Co. invite you to Del’s Place Pub (in the back of the Music Hall) for our inaugural BlueGrass Bloody Mary Bar on Friday and Saturday from 10am – 12pm. Del’s Place will be offering bloody marys for purchase featuring a garnishing buffet of DELicacies to satisfy the most discerning palate—from basic mixes to pepper and bacon! And for your entertainment, McClintock Distilling is pleased to present two regional band fan-favorites each day! Friday morning will feature Wicked Sycamore and Man About a Horse and on Saturday will feature The Jakobs Ferry Stragglers and The Plate Scrapers. See ya at Del’s Place!

Less Than Three Weeks To Go!

Wow! It’s hard to believe DelFest is just around the corner. Here are a few reminders of what’s to come, along with some new features this year.

Get Your Tickets Now

…and parking passes, too! Prices go up on May 21st, so there’s still time to save on 4-day, 3-day, 2-day and single day tickets. BUY TICKETS HERE. Then be sure to download the Eventbrite app on your phone for easy entry.

More Than Music…

On-site at DelFest you’ll find incredible music all day long, Late Night Shows, a fun-filled KidZone, a quality Art & Craft Fair, delicious food and drinks, plentiful camping space and much more. See below for more details or check out the Activities and Attractions details online.

Art & Craft Fair

In the Grandstand music meadow you’ll find our Art & Craft Fair, offering a colorful array of quality clothing, jewelry, musical instruments and other crafts that our vendors create and gather from all over the globe. More info>>

Food & Beverage

DelFest features a wide variety of festival cuisine including local, ethnic, vegetarian, and vegan options.  Fine brews are available from Victory Brewing CompanySweetWaterTroegsDevils BackboneBud LightUnion Craft,1812 Brewery and Bold Rock Cider, and well as red and white wines and the BlueGrass Bloody Mary Bar on Friday and Saturday! DELicious!

Yoga/Rhythm

Prepare yourself for another glorious day at DelFest by connecting your mind, body and spirit with DelFest Movement Playshops. We love our new spot on the Farmhouse Lawn. Bring your mat! And don’t miss our new playshop, RhythmextriX each day on the KidZone lawn. More info>>

So Much To Enjoy in Cumberland!

From biking to hiking to kayaking and so many other fun ‘ing-things…we picked Cumberland to host DelFest for a good reason! Check out all these things to do in town and in the surrounding areas!

Daily SchedulesAnnounced

Start planning your musical adventure now!

The daily grids for DelFest are now posted on our site. Enjoy our interactive scheduler where you can sort by day or by stage, view additional artist info, and even create a personalized schedule and sync to your phone or calendar.

Check out the Daily Schedule here >>

Final Lineup Additions Announced

DelFest is excited to announce the addition of The Kruger Brothers, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Bowman, Bowman & Dré, The Sounds of Laurel Canyon, and The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys! And just like that, we have ourselves the 2019 DelFest Lineup!

Single-Day, 2-Day, 3-Day Passes On Sale Now

Tickets at current discount price will be gone soon!

3-day, 2-day and single-day tickets for DelFest are on-sale now, along with Show Sherpa (hassle-free camping) and On-site Parking Passes. 4-Day Passes are on sale at the current price now through April 1st (no joke!) Get yours before prices go up. Ticket Payment Plans are available!

>>GET TICKETS HERE BY APRIL 1 TO SAVE<<

Learn to play Bluegrass from Grammy Winners, The Travelin’ McCourys!

The DelFest Academy (held just before DelFest – Sunday May 19 through Wednesday May 22) is a friendly, encouraging, and intensive four-day learning experience with some of the finest musicians in bluegrass serving as instructors for students of all levels. The Academy offers instruction for guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, and dobro led by all-star instructors providing lessons to students which target their individual needs and leave ample time for plenty of one-on-one interaction. In addition to our Grammy-winning host band, The Travelin’ McCourys [Rob McCoury (banjo), Ron McCoury (mandolin), Jason Carter (fiddle), Cody Kilby (guitar), Alan Bartram (bass)], returning to teach this year will be Sierra Hull on mandolin and husband Justin Moses on dobro, along with Frank Solivan and members of Dirty Kitchen – Mike Munford (banjo) and Chris Luquette (guitar). Also returning is an academy favorite Ronnie Bowmanon guitar and vocal class joined by wife, Garnet Bowman.

Learn more about The DelFest Academy

Late Night Shows Announced

Take a nap now because you’re not going to want to miss any of these DelFestlate night shows!  New this year…by popular demand…headliner goes on first!

Thursday

An Evening With Billy Strings (two sets!)

Friday

Yonder Mountain String Band | Larry Keel Experience

Saturday

Railroad Earth | Joe Craven & The Sometimers

Sunday 

The DelFest Chaser: The Travelin’ McCourys with Sam Bush and More

All shows are separately-ticketed events and are only $25 each. Get more details here.

>>BUY LATE NIGHT TICKETS HERE<<

Discount Tickets Still Available

4-Day Passes, Show Sherpa (hassle-free camping) and On-site Parking Passes are all on sale at the current price now through April 1st (no joke!) Get yours before prices go up. Ticket Payment Plans are available!  3-day, 2-day and single-day tickets will be available April 13th.

>>GET TICKETS HERE BY APRIL 1 TO SAVE<<

Learn to play Bluegrass from Grammy Winners, The Travelin’ McCourys!

The DelFest Academy (held just before DelFest – Sunday May 19 through Wednesday May 22) is a friendly, encouraging, and intensive four-day learning experience with some of the finest musicians in bluegrass serving as instructors for students of all levels. The Academy offers instruction for guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, and dobro led by all-star instructors providing lessons to students which target their individual needs and leave ample time for plenty of one-on-one interaction. In addition to our Grammy-winning host band, The Travelin’ McCourys [Rob McCoury (banjo), Ron McCoury (mandolin), Jason Carter (fiddle), Cody Kilby (guitar), Alan Bartram (bass)], returning to teach this year will be Sierra Hull on mandolin and husband Justin Moses on dobro, along with Frank Solivan and members of Dirty Kitchen – Mike Munford (banjo) and Chris Luquette (guitar). Also returning is an academy favorite Ronnie Bowmanon guitar and vocal class joined by wife, Garnet Bowman.

Learn more about The DelFest Academy