We’re pleased to once again offer DelFest Academy in the week prior to the festival. The Academy consists of a friendly, encouraging and intensive three-day learning experience with some of the finest musicians in bluegrass, and offers instruction for guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and bass for all experience levels. This year’s instructors includeThe Travelin’ McCourys, Sierra Hull on mandolin, and Cody Kilby and Leigh Gibson of The Gibson Brothers. Students will receive instruction targeted to their individual needs, with plenty of opportunity for one-on-one interaction.

DelFest Academy begins with a registration meet and greet on Sunday, May 17th.  Classes will take place Monday, May 18 thru Wednesday, May 20.  Please note, food is NOT provided for the duration of the Academy except for the meet and greet on Sunday. Please bring your own food.

Any friend or family member who would like to accompany you, but not attend DelFest Academy must purchase a DelFest Academy Guest Pass.

To purchase, after the student has registered for the Academy, email to request the purchase of an Academy Guest Pass.

Upon arrival, please be prepared to drop your camping gear off at your campsite, and then be directed to the designated parking area to park your vehicle.

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Bluegrass Karaoke

Banjo class with Rob McCoury

Mandolin class with Ronnie McCoury

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