MerleFest Wilkesboro, NC | April 29-May 2, 2010

Merlefest Website

“MerleFest, which began in 1988, is about the Music, Moments, and Memories.

The Music of MerleFest is “traditional-plus” and Doc Watson himself describes it best: “When Merle and I started out we called our music ‘traditional-plus,’ meaning the traditional music of the Appalachian region plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play. Since the beginning, the people of the college and I have agreed that the music of MerleFest is ‘traditional-plus’.”

The Moments of MerleFest are those unique experiences that only happen here. It may be two musicians you never expected to see collaborating, a shooting star over The Watson Stage during an evening’s closing set, or that one set that seems to have touched everyone in the audience.

The Memories of MerleFest includes the memory of Eddy Merle Watson, who we honor each day with The Tribute to Merle, and the new memories we create each year we come together to celebrate MerleFest.

MerleFest is produced each year by the Wilkes Community College Endowment Corporation and managed by the staff of the college’s Development Office. The event is the primary fundraiser for Wilkes Community College.”

Featured Artists:
Thurs 04/29 – The Duhks, Taj Mahal, Zack Brown Band
Fri 04/30 – Donna the Buffalo, The Waybacks, Sam Bush, Little Feat
Sat 05/01 – The John Cowan Band, The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, The Tony Rice Unit, Docabilly w/ Doc Watson, Richard Watson, Sam Bush, and guests, Elvis Costello & the Sugarcanes, Steep Canyon Rangers feat. Steve Martin
Sun 05/02 – The Lee Boys & the Travelin’ McCoury’s, W.P.A. The Avett Brothers

Full Lineup


~ by cdowell4 on January 18, 2010.

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