MerleFest

Dwight Yoakam, Steep Canyon Rangers and Shannon Whitworth to Perform at MerleFest 2015

Published Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:26 am
MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 23-26, has announced Dwight Yoakam, Steep Canyon Rangers and Shannon Whitworth as part of the music festival's lineup. The four-day event, an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro.Read more...
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Judges Announced for Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest 2014; Deadline to Enter is Feb. 19

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:38 am
Songwriters Charles Humphrey III, Darrell Scott and Naill Toner will be among the judges that determine the winners of MerleFest 2014's Christ Austin Songwriting Contest. Now in its 22nd year, the contest is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring writers to have their original songs heard and judged by a panel of music industry professionals. Read more...
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MerleFest Joins Forces with The Bluegrass Situation for the Festival’s 2014 Saturday After-Hours Midnight Jam

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:04 am
One of the more anticipated events at MerleFest - presented by Lowe's and slated this year for April 24-27 - is the Midnight Jam, the Saturday after-hours hootenanny that has produced artistic collaborations and one-of-a-kind superstar jams that have become legendary in the festival's history. Read more...
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Email Announcements We Are Receiving Today: See What’s Going On Around The Community

Published Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:38 am
What is going on in your community? Here is a brief update on the emails that we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

 

  • MerleFest Adds Old Crow Medicine Show to 2014 Lineup
  • Habitat for Humanity Hosts Breakfast at Bella's in Banner Elk on Saturday, Jan. 18
  • Baha'i Prayer Vigil for Prisoners of Conscience on Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • Watauga Parks and Rec Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at The Rock held Saturday, Feb. 1
  • Breakfast at the Post held Saturday, Jan. 18 hosted by The Watauga American Legion Post #130
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MerleFest Proud to Announce The Avett Brothers Will Perform at Next Year’s Four-Day Festival in Wilkesboro

Published Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm
Jan. 3, 2013. MerleFest, presented by Lowe's and slated for April 25-28, 2013, is proud to announce the addition of The Avett Brothers to the festival's Sunday schedule. MerleFest, a four-day event that is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Read more...
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MerleFest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Accepts Entries Now Until Deadline on Feb. 19, 2013

Published Friday, November 2, 2012 at 9:49 am
Nov. 2, 2012. MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s, is proud once again to host the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. The contest will accept applications from aspiring songwriters beginning Nov. 1. Now in its 21st year, the contest is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring writers to have their original songs heard and judged by a panel of Nashville music industry professionals. Read more...
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End of Series: Reflections on MerleFest; Four-Day Festival Begins on Thursday. See you there!

Published Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm
April 23, 2012. Leading up to MerleFest, check the HCPress.com every day for the 10-part series on the festival, which began in 1988 as a one-time fundraiser for a campus garden and a memorial for Merle Watson. MerleFest still serves as a community fundraiser and memorial, yet it has grown into one of the premiere music festivals in the world. Read more...
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Part 8 in 10-Part Series: Reflections on MerleFest

Published Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 10:37 am
April 22, 2012. Leading up to MerleFest, check the HCPress.com every day for the 10-part series on the festival, which began in 1988 as a one-time fundraiser for a campus garden and a memorial for Merle Watson. MerleFest still serves as a community fundraiser and memorial, yet it has grown into one of the premiere music festivals in the world. Read more...
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Part 7 in 10-Part Series: Reflections on MerleFest

Published Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:31 am
April 21, 2012. Leading up to MerleFest, check the HCPress.com every day for the 10-part series on the festival, which began in 1988 as a one-time fundraiser for a campus garden and a memorial for Merle Watson. MerleFest still serves as a community fundraiser and memorial, yet it has grown into one of the premiere music festivals in the world. Read more...
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Part 5 in 10-Part Series: Reflections on MerleFest

Published Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 10:06 am
April 19, 2012. Leading up to MerleFest, check the HCPress.com every day for the 10-part series on the festival, which began in 1988 as a one-time fundraiser for a campus garden and a memorial for Merle Watson. MerleFest still serves as a community fundraiser and memorial, yet it has grown into one of the premiere music festivals in the world. Read more...
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Part 4 in 10-Part Series: Reflections on MerleFest

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 9:44 am
April 18, 2012. Leading up to MerleFest, check the HCPress.com every day for the 10-part series on the festival, which began in 1988 as a one-time fundraiser for a campus garden and a memorial for Merle Watson. MerleFest still serves as a community fundraiser and memorial, yet it has grown into one of the premiere music festivals in the world. Read more...
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Part 3 in 10-Part Series: Reflections on MerleFest

Published Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 10:30 am
April 16, 2012. Leading up to MerleFest, check the HCPress.com every day for the 10-part series on the festival, which began in 1988 as a one-time fundraiser for a campus garden and a memorial for Merle Watson. MerleFest still serves as a community fundraiser and memorial, yet it has grown into one of the premiere music festivals in the world. Read more...
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Part 2 in 10-Part Series: Reflections on MerleFest

Published Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 10:23 am
April 14, 2012. Leading up to MerleFest, check the HCPress.com every day for the 10-part series on the festival, which began in 1988 as a one-time fundraiser for a campus garden and a memorial for Merle Watson. MerleFest still serves as a community fundraiser and memorial, yet it has grown into one of the premiere music festivals in the world. Read more...
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Part 1 in 10-Part Series: Reflections on MerleFest

Published Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm
April 12, 2012. Leading up to MerleFest, check the HCPress.com every day for the 10-part series on the festival, which began in 1988 as a one-time fundraiser for a campus garden and a memorial for Merle Watson. MerleFest still serves as a community fundraiser and memorial, yet it has grown into one of the premiere music festivals in the world. Read more...
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MerleFest Early Bird Discount Deadline is Today at 5:00 p.m.; Also, MerleFest Volunteers Still Needed

Published Monday, March 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm
March 12, 2012. The early bird discount for MerleFest four-day reserved seating and four-day and weekend general admission tickets ends today at 5:00 p.m. when the box office closes. Look here for ticket prices. Also, MerleFest still needs volunteers. Read more...
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Traditional Music Continues to Thrive at MerleFest 25 with Jim Lauderdale, Doc Watson, the Honeycutters and more

Published Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11:05 pm
March 5, 2012. WILKESBORO – As people gather from all over the globe in Memphis this week for the International Folk Alliance Conference, it’s obvious that traditional music – basically, music that has been passed down through generations of players and musicians mostly through performance – continues to be an important part of every region’s cultural fiber.Read more...
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Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship Recipients Named at Wilkes Community College – Nicole Hampton and Mary Regina Griffith

Published Monday, March 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm
March 1, 2012. WILKESBORO – Wilkes Community College congratulates Nichole Hampton and Mary Regina Griffith, the 2011-2012 recipients of the Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship. Nichole is a first-year associate of arts student who plans to graduate in 2013 and then transfer to a university to study music and elementary education. Read more...
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Ashe County Farmers Market to Hold 2012 Expo/Seed Swap on Saturday, March 10, at West Jefferson Family Central Community Center

Published Monday, March 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm
March 5, 2012. West Jefferson -- On Saturday, March 10, 2012, the Ashe County Farmers Market (ACFM) will hold its annual Expo/Seed Swap at the Family Central Community Center from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. Vendors wishing to sell at the market during the 2012 season are strongly encouraged to come to the Expo and register. The fee to join the market is $40.00 for the season and is due upon registration. Read more...
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