April 25-28, 2013
MerleFest 2013 is scheduled to begin this upcoming Thursday at Wilkes Community College campus in Wilkesboro, NC. The four day festival offers over 90+ performers on 14 stages. This will be the first year in twenty-five years that the beloved music icon Doc Watson will not be in attendance after his passing in 2012.
MerleFest offers a variety of music ranging from roots oriented Appalachian culture, Bluegrass, Rock, Country and Blues. Artists such as The Charlie Daniels Band, The Haggis, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are scheduled performers in this years lineup. Friday will offer the Doc Watson Guitar Championship followed by the Merle Watson Bluegrass Banjo Contest. The Celebration Jam, Saturday evening, will offer many of Doc Watson's closest friends offering musical memories and stories of the late legend.
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