For the 2019 festival, the DelFest Foundation and Western Maryland’s McClintock Distilling Co. are partnering up to bring the very first BlueGrass Bloody Mary Bar to festival attendees. The bar, located at the new Del’s Place Pub, will feature McClintock’s plus a garnishing buffet stocked with everything from basic mixes to pepper and bacon garnishes, paired with entertainment from local bands including Wicked Sycamore, Man About A Horse, Jakobs Ferry Stragglers, and The Plate Scrapers.
Del’s Place Pub pays homage to the brew pub and local distilling culture, as well as the region’s rich musical origins and wide-ranging talent. This weekend, the Dré will be sitting in with local bands and discount flyers will be handed out for the inaugural BlueGrass Bloody Mary Bar.
DelFest 2019 will take place May 23-26, 2019, and once again be held at the beautiful Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maryland. The festival originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of Del McCoury and family’s music while creating 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, the 12th Annual DelFest will offer a quality festival experience stamped with the unique McCoury touch.
Nestled along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains, and personally chosen by Del, the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD (2.5 hours from Baltimore and D.C.) serves as the perfect location for DelFest. The fairgrounds are conveniently located near four major airports and can be easily reached by rail or road. The city of Cumberland, MD, is a welcoming host offering multiple hotel options, a charming downtown, and great amenities that include biking, a steam train engine and museum, and top-notch dining. This year’s lineup includes The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, The String Cheese Incident, Trampled by Turtles, Railroad Earth, I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan), The Marcus King Band, Billy Strings, Sierra Hull, Dré & The Gospel Collective, Tyler Childers, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams’ PettyGrass feat. The Hillbenders, The SteelDrivers, Joe Craven & The Sometimers, The Larry Keel Experience, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Kitchen Dwellers, Lindsay Lou, Front Country, Pixie & The Partygrass Boys, and Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra to name a few.