MerleFest April 24-27 2014

  • ABOUT: Merlefest is one of the largest outdoor Americana music festivals in the nation.  The festival hosts over 130 artists, performing on 13 stages during the course of the four-day event held on the grounds of Wilkesboro Community College in Wilkesboro NC.  The festival also features craft and food booths so you won’t need to leave the festival grounds! 
  • HISTORY: Merlefest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of the late American music legend Doc Watson.
  • TIPS:  There is limited seating available, so if you plan to stay all day it is best to come early and bring your own lawn chair and claim a spot in the field.  The temperature can change dramatically through the course of the day this time of year, so be sure to dress in layers…and bring an umbrella just in case!  We also recommend purchasing your tickets ahead of time at
  • 2014 LINEUP: Headline performers this year include: Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Steep Canyon Rangers, Dr. Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Sam Bush Band, Old Crow Medicine Show and many more!  For the complete lineup and stage schedules, visit:
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