2021 Fundraiser

Our goal: to raise $20,000 within the next few weeks

November 7, 2021

Dear Members, Friends and Traditional Music Lovers,

It has been another very interesting and challenging year for our organization. 
As you know, our board made the decision to go forward with the 49th Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival this year, and it was another great one.

When we made our decision in June, all signs indicated that the Covid threat was largely behind us. 
As we all know, the situation then reversed itself and, although we took precautions and enjoyed a wonderful festival, the Covid-19 situation had a negative impact on our attendance, expenses and financial results.

At around this time last year we asked our members and friends to participate in a fund raiser to help sustain our organization through a challenging period, with the expectation that by now the effects of the pandemic would be a thing of the past. 
Your response was outstanding and greatly helped us to present this year’s activities and programs.

However, we still face challenges in the coming year, and we are once again asking for your financial support as we continue our mission in supporting and preserving Old Time, Bluegrass and Traditional music.


  The health, safety and well-being of our audience, artists, and volunteers is of utmost importance. Therefore, in addition safety protocols in place at the performance venue (see https://uufn.org/covid-related-guidelines-fall-2021/) we are now requiring everyone to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering.

Fall concerts 2021

PLEASE NOTE: See COVID-19 PROTOCOLS for more information.

Robin & Linda Williams in Concert

Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass in Concert


BFOTM Concert Video 2

Here's the 2nd Brandywine Friends video sampler from the concert series!! Good times for sure!

Enjoy these highlight from Special Consensus, Grosswendt-Schatz, Critton Hollow and STAY SAFE!!!


BFOTM Concert Video 1

Just to keep everyone entertained while the pandemic is keeping us apart, we'll be sharing past festival and concert moments here.

Of course, we'll also keep you posted on any 49th festival news. Here is something new from our past Fall and Spring concert series that we sponsor in Newark, DE. Like the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, these concert series have been going on for decades and we have a lot of video to share.

Here's Brandywine Friends Concert Sampler #1 with the Red Squirrel Chasers, Koken & Milliner and festival favorite Danny Paisley. Enjoy...Enjoy!! 


Regional Jam List

Brandywine Friends Regional Jam List

This list is being updated as the Covid 19 pandemic rescedes.  The contact person listed will have current requirements for attendence. Many jams have been discontinued or postponed.

Below is a list of bluegrass or acoustic jams in the Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey region.  If you know of changes in these jams or jams that are not included in this list send an email to bobslinden@yahoo.com.

Go to: Delaware | Southern PA | Philadelphia | Central PA | Northeast PA | Maryland | New Jersey

2016 IBMA Event of the Year Awarded to the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival

The International Bluegrass Music Association has named our 44th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival as their 2016 IBMA Event of the Year!

Thanks to all of the great volunteers who work so hard to make the festival a success.

Find Us Online

Sociable? "Like" us on Facebook (Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival) and "Follow" us on Twitter (@delvalbg) for the latest festival news and bluegrass happenings.

Slippery-Hill Project


Festival Photos Available

Memories from Festivals Past

Our official Festival Photographer, Priscilla Warnock, now has a selection of photos she has taken at the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festivals for sale on her web site.  This includes many from the 2009-2011 festivals and a selection of shots from previous festivals, too.  You have probably seen her work on the festival web site, in bluegrass magazines like Bluegrass Unlimited and even on a number of bluegrass CDs.

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