The Del McCoury Band captured live in concert at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 28, 2016. (iPhone Photo: Michael Kornfeld)
DelFest 2016 takes place at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maryland over Memorial Day Weekend. Joining the Del McCoury Band and Del’s sons’ spin-offs, The Travelin’ McCourys and The McCoury Brothers, May 26-29, at the fairgrounds, nestled along the Potomac River in the Appalachian Mountains, 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., will be Dale Ann Bradley, The Broomestix, The Brothers Comatose, Sam Bush Band, Joe Craven & The Sometimers, Dre and the DelFest Collective, Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester, Driftwood, The Dustbowl Revival, Elephant Revival, Fruition, Grand Ole’ Ditch, Greensky Bluegrass, Henhouse Prowlers, The Hillbenders, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Sierra Hull, The infamous Stringdusters, The Lil’ Smokies, Mipso, The O’Connor Family Band featuring Mark O’Connor, Aoife O’Donovan, Pert Near Sandstone, Steve Poltz, Railroad Earth, The Railsplitters, Rock My Soul featuring The Fairfield Four and The McCrary Sisters, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Keller Williams, The Wood Brothers, and Yonder Mountain String Band.
Del McCoury, 76, a guitarist and vocalist, who has been making music for more than 55 years, teamed with High Sierra Music in 2008 to create this family-friendly music festival celebrating his family’s musical legacy, fostering opportunities for top-notch musical collaborations, offering ‘playshops’ (informal workshops emphasizing performance rather than instruction), providing late-night indoor performances and picking sessions, and showcasing new talent with a down-home feeling.
To order tickets and for more information on the festival and a three-day Music Academy hosted by The Travelin’ McCourys and other players that will precede it, visit www.delfest.com.