To celebrate the tenth annual DelFest we want to kick it off with a bang and have a couple announcements for Thursday. First, many were wondering what happened to DMB's "Soundcheck" set which has become a festival favorite. The answer is we had set aside Thursday as an "And Friends..." to kick off our DelFest 10 Celebration. We are pleased to announce that we have special guests for that night including Dan Auerbach (you know him as one half of the Black Keys), Preservation Horns of New Orleans, Jon Fishman, and Ronnie Bowman! Dan Auerbach joined Del in the studio to record for a yet unreleased movie project that Ronnie produced and they hit it off immediately. They have since shared the stage a few times together from the Troubador in LA to the Station Inn in Nashville (not to mention picking parties at both Ronnie and Dan's houses--a regular occurrence in Nashville) and it's always out of this world. When they start singing you wouldn't know if it was 2017 or 1967.
If that isn't exciting enough, Del also said, we have to give the fans what they want, so we are opening the meadow earlier and the Del McCoury Band is still going to do a short soundcheck set at 3:45.
We also want to make note that Leftover Salmon's Sunday night main stage set will be them performing Neil Young's Harvest from start to finish. Add these great musical moments to The Travelin' McCourys doing two special collaborations, with guest Dierks Bentley, and late night Grateful Ball set collaborating with the Jeff Austin Band, and also at large artists Sierra Hull, Bryan Sutton, and Billy Strings, and all the other spontaneous sit-ins that happen at DelFest and you will surely experience more than one "once in a lifetime" musical moments this year. In Nashville, these types of things happen regularly and they call them "only in Nashville moments," I think it's time we start using the term "only at DelFest moments."
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