News

April 16, 2014

Announcing Late Night Shows!

The pickin’ and good times continue into the wee hours of the morning at DelFest! We’re pleased to announce this year’s Late Night shows. (Note that these are separately ticketed events; all artists performing in Late Night shows will also perform on the daytime stages.) Late Night tickets are on sale now!

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Buy Discount Tickets Now and Save

Discounted advance 3-day (Fri-Sun only), a very limited number of 2-day (Sat-Sun only) as well as single-day passes (no camping) are on sale now! You can also buy discounted advance full festival passes 4-day passes (Thu-Sun) – save on the gate price and get in on all the DelFest fun!

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April 8, 2014

New DelFest Academy Instructors

We welcome two new instructors to this year’s DelFest Academy: two-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Leigh Gibson of the Gibson Brothers (guitar) and IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Jesse Brock of the Gibson Brothers. Learn from some of the finest bluegrass musicians at DelFest Academy!

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April 1, 2014

Lineup Additions!

We are pleased to announce the following lineup additions for the 7th Annual DelFest! Joining an already-stacked Memorial Day Weekend will be The Devil Makes Three, Jim Lauderdale, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Shook Twins, Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run, T Sisters, and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades!

A select group of bands who submitted to the Open Artist Submissions (now closed) will be added in the coming weeks. All entrants will be notified of their status by Friday, April 18th. Please do not contact our office to inquire on your status.

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Daily Schedule!

Time to start planning your four days of bluegrass bliss; the daily schedule is here! Late Nights will be announced and tickets on-sale in the coming weeks.

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Discount Deadline Monday, April 7th

Discounted Advance 4-day Passes are available for purchase thru Monday, April 7th. Buy now and save! 3-day (Fri-Sun only), a very limited number of 2-day (Sat-Sun only) as well as Single Day Passes (no camping) will be available for purchase on Tuesday, April 8th.

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March 17, 2014

Open Artist Submissions

For the first time ever, we’re opening up our artist submissions for a chance to perform at this year’s festival! We’re searching for fresh, local talent that could be described as traditional and progressive bluegrass, Americana, folk, and beyond.

Open submission period is now closed. All entrants will be notified of their status by Friday, April 18, 2014. Please do not contact our offices to find out your status.

Tickets On Sale

A limited allotment of discounted Advance 4-day Passes are currently available for purchase thru Monday, April 7th. Buy early and save! Regularly priced 4-day, 3-day, 2-day and Single Day Passes will be available for purchase on April 8th. Daily schedule to be announced in the coming weeks, stay tuned! DELuxe Experience Packages are now sold out, thank you!

Please note, we are no longer shipping tickets. Tickets will be sent via email upon purchase or delivered through the EventBrite App.

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DelFest Academy

Learn from the best in bluegrass in the week leading up to the festival in a friendly, encouraging and intensive learning experience. Just announced – Cody Kilby from Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will be joining The Travelin’ McCourys at the Academy this year as our guitar instructor!

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February 13, 2014

Lineup Announcement

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! We are proud to announce the 7th Annual DelFest Lineup including a highly anticipated two set performance from The String Cheese Incident! Also joining us in Cumberland will be Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder, Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, Hot Rize, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, and many, many more! We hope visions of a DelFest Incident keep you warm this winter.

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Tent Hotel

Leave the camping gear at home and stay in our on-site tent hotel, The Sherpa Village! The Show Sherpa set up a top-of-the-line Eureka tent for you and a cozy cot, you just need to be sure to pack your dancing shoes. Reservations are now open.

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Carpool & Save

Looking to carpool to DelFest? Zimride, our official carpool partner, makes it easy to connect with other festival goers heading your way. Driving? Post your trip on Zimride and sell the empty seats in your car. Need a ride? Book cheap seats in one of the many DelFest carpools listed on Zimride. Save money. Make friends.

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January 20, 2014

DelFest Academy Update

This year DelFest Academy begins one day earlier with the registration meet and greet beginning Sunday, May 18th and 4pm. Classes will take place Monday thru Wednesday before DelFest. Also new this year, Academy tuition is sold separately and all other items – 4-day Pass, Parking Pass, RV Pass, DELuxe Packages – must be added a la carte to your order.

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New This Year: ADA Registration & Service Animal Policy

All festival patrons with mobility disabilities are welcome and will be accommodated at DelFest. In an effort to better serve our guests with mobility disabilities, we have developed a new pre-festival registration procedure. We have also developed a new service animal policy and procedure in the interest of ensuring that bona fide service animals are permitted and all other animals are prohibited at High Sierra.

More about Accessibility and Service Animals

January 14, 2014

Limited Pre-Sale 4-day Pass allotment sold out. Thank you!

Calling All Craft Vendors

The 2014 DelFest Craft Vending Application is now open! The deadline to submit is Sunday, March 16th. View details and submit your application here.

Introducing EventBrite

We are pleased to announce our new ticketing services partner, EventBrite, to provide you with a quick and easy purchase process and festival entry!

Please note, we are no longer shipping tickets. Tickets will be sent via email upon purchase or delivered through the EventBrite App. Want to make your life easier at DelFest? Get Eventbrite for mobile to keep all the event info and tickets on your iPhone or Android . Don’t worry about printing tickets – just pull up your ticket in the app at the box office and we’ll scan you right in, quick and easy!