Press Room


Welcome to the Press Room!  Here you will find our •Press releases •Media credential request applications •Hi-res festival images •Important dates •Official PSA announcements

MerleFest Mission: MerleFest was founded in 1988 in Memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate “traditional plus” music.

MerleFest Media Contacts:

Judy McDonough, MerleFest Publicist (615) 243-5994 mcdonoughmedia1@yahoo.com

Amber Herman, Public Relations Officer Po Box 120 Wilkesboro, NC 28697 (336) 838-6292 amber.herman@wilkescc.edu

Credential Request Application for Media: Credential Request Applications will be accepted 1/19/2015 – 3/20/2015

Important Dates

10/1/14 – CASC Entries Accepted (linked back to the CASC page)

10/1/14 – Volunteer Applications Accepted (Linked back to the volunteer app page)

10/15/14 – Vendor Applications Accepted (linked back to the vendor app page)

11/11/14 – Open Day Ticket Sales (linked back to the purchase page)

04/23 -04/26/15 – MerleFest 2015 (Linked back to the line-up page)

For the latest news, please visit our MerleFest Facebook Notes

MerleFest 2014 Photo Gallery, please visit our MerleFest Flickr account 

Ticket Info and Prices 

2015 Lineup

2015 MerleFest PSAs Coming Soon!

2015 Chris Austin Songwriting PSAs Coming Soon!