Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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.

For ticket information and schedule, please visit 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Kick Off Spring with ASU Football

Saturday, April 20 will kick off Appalachian State University football and tail-gating season! The spring game is scheduled for 2pm at Kidd Brewer Stadium with free admission. Parking is free in the Stadium and Greenwood lots, with RV's required to park in Greenwood. Concessions will be served at the stadium.

The day will offer the Game-Worn Jersey Sale, offering jersey's worn during the 2011-2012 season for purchase beginning at 12:30pm at the Stadium Ticket Plaza. Home black, road white, and alternate gold jerseys will sell for $110 apiece. 2013 full and half-season ticket packages will also be available at this time.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fall in Love with our Mountains

Spring is in the air. 
The trees are beginning to bud, 
the flowers are coming to life and
 the fresh mountain air is blowing. 
Renew your senses and hike our mountain trails,
 fish in our streams and relax and enjoy the views. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!