2009 DelFest Tix/Artists

2009 DelFest Tickets On Sale Now - Initial Artist List Revealed
2nd Annual DelFest, Memorial Day Weekend / May 22-24, 2009, Cumberland, MD

Initial Lineup Announced- More To Come!

Del McCoury Band
In addition to appearances by the Del McCoury Band throughout the weekend, Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, Peter Rowan The Free Mexican Air Force, J.D. Crowe & New South, Tim O'Brien, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Lee Boys, Joe Craven, Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass, Davisson Brothers Band, and 2008 DelFest band competition winners Vinegar Creek Constituency are among those already confirmed. Besides traditional stage sets, expect to see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, and various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy. Each day's schedule will also feature more intimate appearances and opportunities to interact with your favorite artists, both at unique playshops and in late night indoor performances and picking sessions. There will also once again be a band competition, stay tuned for details on how to apply.

Tickets, RVs and VIP Options

Just in time for holiday gift-giving, early bird passes, VIP Packages, and RV passes are on sale now and can be purchased online only for the time being. A limited number of discounted adult three-day passes are once again available for just $99 through January 12 or while supplies last. Three-day passes for kids aged 6-12 are $30, with kids 5 and under admitted free. RV passes with hookups are $125 and the hookup is guaranteed until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 22. Dry RV Passes, or RV passes without hookups, are $40. Be aware that RV passes are limited in number and are likely to sell out in advance. DelFest also offers a limited number of VIP Packages that include everything you need to take your festival experience to the next level. All packages include three-day festival passes plus access to a VIP lounge near the Grandstand Stage, giving you an opportunity to catch your favorite artists up close. The VIP Lounge will feature elevated viewing, private port-o-johns, a massage chair (limited hours), beverages and snacks. Additionally, each day there will be a happy hour and Artist Meet and Greet. VIP purchasers will have a separate entry procedure, the option for early entry on Thursday evening, and designated VIP camping areas. Packages also include tickets to all Late Night shows plus festival t-shirts, festival posters and drink tickets. These packages are designed for both individuals and groups of two. VIP Package #3 includes an RV pass with guaranteed, reserved hook-up.

Introducing DelFest Academy!

Attention all students of bluegrass music! The inaugural DelFest Academy will be offered May 18-21, 2009 at the festival site in Cumberland, MD, featuring three days of classes and performances for banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and bass as taught by members of the Del McCoury band and others. Enrollment and more information in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!


[Published on: 12/8/08]

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Flat5 starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/8/2008 01:01PM
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Now THIS is a music festival! Del is the MAN! I would love to get to this

goldnugz Mon 12/8/2008 01:09PM
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DELURIDE!!!! great times last year, check it out.

TheJuice starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/8/2008 01:22PM
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I hope they invite back all the colorado crazies

Treetophigh Mon 12/8/2008 01:33PM
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add yonder cornmeal emmit/leftover

yeeeeeee haaaaawww

arecks caa Mon 12/8/2008 02:19PM
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arecks caa

helllll yes!

bsclowds starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/8/2008 02:41PM
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Last year was a great festival. Amazing venue, great camping areas and small crowd. I wouldn't miss the 2nd Annual for anything.

weenhead420 starstarstarstar Mon 12/8/2008 04:52PM
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This looks like a lot of fun. What a great collection of bluegrass music! I can't wait, Railroad, Del, Bush, O'brien, Rowan and The String Dusters, INCREDIBLE. Yonder would be a sweet addition treetophigh

Gricey starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/8/2008 10:07PM
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so much fun last year! can't wait for this year already ordered tickets!

Gricey starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/9/2008 08:46AM
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we got to meet yonder at rams head oct. 4th. jeff said that last year there was a schedule conflict and that this year was up in the air still. so lets hope. cornmeal would be a blast too. i really hope grisman comes back too

dtx00 Tue 12/9/2008 11:09AM
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This was a great festival last year, little worried though, the inital lineup announcement looks an awfull lot like last years. I will wait for the second round of announcements before I get my tickets. On a side note, Jambase was really slow on this. These tickets went on sale Nov. 21st. Whats up with that??

TheJuice starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/9/2008 07:56PM
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hahaha, such positive comments. no haters for del!!!

DELYEAH starstarstarstarstar Wed 12/10/2008 06:05AM
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You can't help but smile when hearing Del respond to requests from the audience and say, "well, that's a good one, but I'm not sure if I remember the chords to that one" or "we'll try to get to that one in a minute, but first let's do a little Nashville Cats." It cracks me up every time!!! This will be a great festival!

TheJuice starstarstarstarstar Wed 12/10/2008 10:08AM
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I like the one where he is talking about a baby at a Jerry Lee Lewis tribute and says "just like that baby in the chair over there.." and Ronnie has to stop him, " oh thats a pile of coats. looked like a baby from here"

DELYEAH starstarstarstarstar Wed 12/10/2008 10:29AM
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^^^Juice, that is hilarious, I'm still laughing at it!

FinDPloyK Sat 12/13/2008 09:07AM
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never seen del... you guys seem to like em alot... might have to check it out and juice your right theres nothin but love on this forum

Jambizzle Mon 12/15/2008 09:23AM
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Well let me bring some hate-in in den. No, I kid, I kid. nuttin but love for dis. Sam Bush played a free-show in my watered-ass-down home-town of whitebred Kansans. FREE, loved every minute...especially the "Boogie-On" Encore...sweetness.

4railroadearth Fri 2/13/2009 08:25AM
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I wish this show was in Florida. How lucky you are to be able to go. Now raise a toast to Railroad Earth!