MerleFest 2014

MerleFest is back and ready for another year. Founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson (the late son of the American music legend Doc Watson), MerleFest celebrates “traditional plus” music. This year’s dates will take place from Thursday, April 24 to Sunday, April 27 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC, with a lineup that includes Alan Jackson, Ralph Stanley, Sam Bush, Keller Williams, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jerry Douglas, Blake Williams, Della Mae, Todd Snider, and many more. Wanna’ go enjoy some music and raise money for Wilkes Community College? Tickets for the festival go on sale this Tuesday, November 12, at 2:00pm EST, and should appear on SeatGeek shortly thereafter.

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MerleFest is considered one of the premier musical festivals in the United States, with over 130 artists performing on 13 stages over the course of the four-day event. Sounds of the festival include genres of bluegrass, old-time music, Americana, country, blues, rock, and many more. It’s a homecoming for many fans and musicians, and it also serves as the primary fundraising event for the WCC Endowment Corporation, which funds scholarships, projects, and educational needs for the school. That’s music to feel good about.

MerleFest Dates

Date City State Venue
4/24-27 Wilkesboro NC Wilkes Community College

MerleFest Tickets

MerleFest 2014 Lineup

2014 Lineup
Alan Jackson
Ralph Stanley
The Travelin’ McCourys
Sam Bush
Keller Williams
Steep Canyon Rangers
Donna the Buffalo
Jerry Douglas
Peter Rowan
Larry Keel
Carolina Chocolate Drops
And many more

MerleFest 2013 Lineup

2013 Lineup
Richard Watson
Susana and Timmy Abell
Alberti Flea Circus
The Avett Brothers
Jim Avett
Glenn Bannerman
Gregg ‘Buffalo’ Barfield
Riley Baugus
Bayou Diesel
Michelle Belanger
Matraca Berg
The Black Lillies
Blind Boy Paxton
Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition
Roy Book Binder
Laura Boosinger
Sam Bush
Calico Moon
Chatham County Line
T. Michael Coleman
John Cowan
The Charlie Daniels Band
Dehlia Low
Della Mae
Delta Rae
Donna the Buffalo
Jerry Douglas