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3rd Annual Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival: 

A Benefit for Delaware Wild Lands

  • Five bands & foot stompin’ music all day!

  • Local Beers & Wines

  • Food Trucks

  • Craft Vendors & Lawn Games

  • Free bus tours of the Great Cypress Swamp

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Headliner for 2018:

Johnny Staats & the Delivery Boys from West Virginia – Staats has been featured on NBC’s Today ShowCBS Evening News, and CNN; in The New York Times and People magazine.

Experience this world-class mandolin, guitar, and fiddle player! Johnny is a 3-time winner of the Vandalia Mandolin Championships. He and his band have performed multiple times on NPR’s Mountain Stage and the Grand Ole Opry.

Other bands in the line-up will include:

New & Spare Fools – a collection of all-star musicians from the Delmarva region, this band is Mickey Justice and Todd Smith of Such Fools, Jon Simmons and Martin Wirtz of New and Used Bluegrass, and Wes Parks of No Spare Time.

Acoustic Turnpike – well-known in bluegrass circles of Northern Delaware and Southern New Jersey, members of this band are active in Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music, the organization that has hosted the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival for decades.

Flatland Drive – returning again for 2018, this local band is a festival favorite, combining traditional, hard-driving bluegrass with modern stylings.

Mountain Ride – new to our Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival, this group of young and dynamic musicians from southcentral Pennsylvania will also be appearing in Delaware at the Wilmington Wintergrass Festival.

Food truck vendors will include:

Truck It (Georgetown, DE) and Vittles (Salisbury, MD). Ice cream will be served up by a new truck from The Blue Scoop(Selbyville/Fenwick) and delicious pastries from The Blue Hen Baker.

Our beer and wine vendors will be announced soon!

Sponsorship opportunities are available —

Let us promote your business in our festival publicity!

The 3rd Annual Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival is a benefit event for Delaware Wild Lands (DWL). Festival grounds are on the scenic Roman Fisher Farm at the edge of the Great Cypress Swamp, the largest forest on the Delmarva Peninsula. DWL owns and manages 10,600 acres of the Swamp.

This event is Rain or Shine!

Advance tickets purchased online are $25. Tickets at the gate are $35.

The stage and the front of the seating area are covered under a large tent. Bring a lawn chair.

No outside coolers are permitted. Lots of good drinks and eats available from our vendors. A personal water bottle is okay to carry in, and we’ll have water stations where you can get a cup of water or refill your bottle.

We have a barn and many picnic tables for indoor and outdoor eating. The barn is also our jamming area, so bring a musical instrument, if you’d like. Stroll around and enjoy craft vendors, games, and local craft brews.

Free bus tours through the Great Cypress Swamp will be looping all day. Experience nature from the comfort of a bus seat.

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