Merlefest 2013

MerleFest Camping 2016, Quiet, Rowdy? – Here’s Info To Help Decision, April 23-26

Published Friday, March 4, 2016 at 10:30 am
March 4, 2016. Without a doubt, the camping at MerleFest is just as much fun as the actual festival. Be careful which site you pick, though. While some of the sites are quite, peaceful and for families, other sites are mainly for the owls and those looking for a little rowdiness after the festivities on the MerleFest grounds. Here's a list to help.
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MerleFest is One Day Away: Four Days of Performances, 90+ Artists, 14 Stages, Here’s The Weekend Rundown

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm
April 24, 2013. Preparations are well underway for MerleFest 2013, presented by Lowe's, which officially begins Thursday, April 25, and runs through Sunday, April 28, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Read more...
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The Waybacks Return To MerleFest for Album Hour, What Classic Will It Be This Year? Three Clues Released

Published Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11:33 am
April 15, 2013. The Waybacks are coming back to MerleFest for another crowd pleasing Hillside Album Hour. The event has become a fan favorite, where The Waybacks perform a classic album in its entirety. The album in question is always a guarded secret until that first note is played. Read more...
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Registration Now Open for Annual Banjo, Guitar Instrument Contests at MerleFest, April 22 Deadline

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12:46 pm
April 11, 2013.Both the Doc Watson Guitar Championship and the Merle Watson Banjo Contest will be held on Friday, April 26; the first place winners from both contests will be invited to perform on the Cabin Stage Friday evening following a performance by the winners of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Read more...
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Volunteers Needed to Prepare Grounds for MerleFest, One Day in March, Two Days in April, Earn Tickets

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 11:29 am
March 13, 2013. MerleFest 2013 is seeking volunteers to help prepare the grounds of Wilkes Community College for the festival. Volunteer workdays will be March 22, April 5 and April 19. Volunteers will earn a single day general admission pass to MerleFest for every four-hour shift worked. Read more...
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All-Star Tribute on Saturday Night Among Many Ways MerleFest Will Honor The Late, Great Doc Watson

Published Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 11:14 am
March 5, 2013. But for the first time in its 26 years, MerleFest will take place without beloved music icon Doc Watson, who passed away on May 29, 2012. Read more...
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Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe Hosts MerleFest Kickoff Event in Nashville April 24

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm
Feb. 27, 2013. Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe announces its partnership with MerleFest for a special kickoff event at the multi-platform Nashville concert series prior to the North Carolina festival. Read more...
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MerleFest 2013 Seeks Volunteers in March To Help Prepare Grounds of WCC For Festival

Published Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:09 am
Feb. 25, 2013. MerleFest 2013 is seeking volunteers to help prepare the grounds of Wilkes Community College for the festival. Volunteer workdays will be March 8, March 16 and March 22. Read more...
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MerleFest Announces Additions to Lineup; Acts Include Del McCoury Band, Steep Canyon Rangers and More

Published Monday, February 18, 2013 at 10:32 am
Feb. 18, 2013. MerleFest, presented by Lowe's and slated for April 25-28, 2013, announces several additional performers for the festival's lineup: American Legacies - The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Gov't Mule and Warren Haynes, Leon Russell, John Cowan, Steep Canyon Rangers, Della Mae and Delta Rae. Read more...
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In Anticipation of MerleFest, The Avett Brothers to Debut Special Video Online Friday

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm
Feb. 6, 2013. In anticipation of their performance at MerleFest 2013, The Avett Brothers have created a special video for their fans and the fans of the annual festival. The Avett Brothers first performed at MerleFest in 2004, and have been one of the most requested performers in the festival's history. Read more...
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Judges for 2013 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Announced, MerleFest Takes Place April 25 to 28

Published Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:21 am
Jan. 24, 2013. Distinguished songwriters Matraca Berg, Lynda Dawson and Chris Smither will be among the judges that determine the winners of MerleFest 2013's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Now in its 21st year, the contest is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring writers. Read more...
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MerleFest 2013 Will Host Chris Austin Songwriting Contest; Submissions Can be Made Starting Aug. 1

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:54 am
July 31, 2012. MerleFest, presented by Lowe's, is proud once again to host the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Read more...
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