Photo by Cory Tressler

The 3rd annual DelFest is set to take place at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD from May 27-30. The Del McCoury Band will host the event and perform three times over the course of the weekend, while The Travelin’ McCourys, featuring Del’s son’s Rob and Ron, also will appear. The first round of confirmed artists includes many notable players, such as: Yonder Mountain String Band, The Avett Brothers, Keller Williams and Friends featuring Jeff Austin and Keith Moseley, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Railroad Earth, Joe Craven, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge and Greensky Bluegrass. In addition to these performances (and those by the acts yet to be announced), DelFest will offer workshops and a band competition, with the winning act invited to return in 2011. As with last year, DelFest will be preceded by a three day music academy hosted by The Travelin’ McCourys, with the full details at the DelFest website.

The Del McCoury Band just released the aptly-titled Family Circle, which Randy Ray just reviewed on the site.