DelFest names Old Crow, Punch Brothers as lead performers
Thursday, November 21, 2019
– DelFest, the festival brainchild of Del McCoury and his family, will feature Old Crow Medicine Show, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Punch Brothers at the 2020 festival in Cumberland, MD. from May 21-24,
DelFest originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the McCoury family's music while creating a forum for musical collaborations and to showcase new talent.
This year's fest also includes The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin' McCourys, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Sam Bush, Billy Strings, Mandolin Orange, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sierra Hull, and emcee, Joe Craven with many more to be announced.
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