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Tickets Go On Sale In November!

4-Day Reserved Seating:

Rows 1-35: SOLD OUT

Rows 36-53 still available (see next selection to the right)

4-Day Reserved Seating

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $235 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Row 36 - 53
  • Limited number left
  • Reserved seat in front of Watson Stage
  • Entrance to the festival all 4 days
  • May purchase Parking Passes & Midnight Jam Tickets – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ended: 2/16/17
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/17/17 - 4/26/17
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday

4-Day General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $180 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival all 4 days
  • May purchase Parking Passes & Midnight Jam Tickets for additional cost – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ended: 2/16/17
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/17/17 - 4/26/17: $180 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $195(plus taxes & fees)

3-Day General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $155 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • May purchase Midnight Jam Tickets for additional cost – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ended: 2/16/17
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/17/17 - 4/26/17: $155 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $170 (plus taxes & fees)

Thursday General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $50 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Thursday only
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ended: 2/16/17
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/17/17 - 4/26/17: $50 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $55 (plus taxes & fees)

Friday General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $65 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Friday only
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ended: 2/16/17
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/17/17 - 4/26/17: $65 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $70 (plus taxes & fees)

Saturday General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $70 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Saturday only
  • May purchase Midnight Jam Tickets for additional cost – Not included in above price.
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ended: 2/16/17
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/17/17 - 4/26/17: $70 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $75 (plus taxes & fees)

Sunday General Admission

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING: $60 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Entrance to the festival on Sunday only
  • Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ended: 2/16/17
  • Early Bird Tier Two Pricing: 2/17/17 - 4/26/17: $60 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday: $65 (plus taxes & fees)

Back Stage Tour

Pricing: $50
Backstage tour includes:

  • Merle Watson Garden of the Senses
  • MerleFest Museum
  • Doc Watson Dressing Room
  • Backstage Green Room
  • Artist Getaway
  • Official MerleFest 30th Celebration Poster!
  • All proceeds go towards the Doc Watson Student Emergency Fund

**Must have festival entry pass to purchase**
**All tours must be purchased in advance of the festival**

All mail orders will be mailed by mid-January. 

On-Campus RV-Camping: SOLD OUT

No longer available - contact Tabitha Hudler @ 336-838-6185 to be placed on our wait list. RV camping spaces must be purchased with a four-day pass. Contact us at 1-800-343-7857 if you have questions or purchase your pass when you buy your tickets online • The RV campground is for self-contained RVs with hard-shell exteriors only. (Pop-ups are allowed.) Tents are prohibited • Campers must be able to fit the RV as well as any additional features in the reserved space • The RV campground is open from 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the festival • There are no electrical, sewer or water hookups. A dump station will be located on Stevens Lane and portable toilets will be available.

On-Campus Parking:

Flattop’s Lot: SOLD OUT.  Parking pass is good for one vehicle parking space for all four days of the festival. Must have a four day pass to purchase • Beige Lot: $150. Parking pass is good for one vehicle parking space for all four days of the festival. Must have a four day pass to purchase • Front Gate: SOLD OUT. Parking pass is good for one vehicle parking space for all four days of the festival. Must have a four day pass to purchase any on campus parking pass. You can purchase your on-campus parking pass online while buying your tickets. If you need help, please call 800-343-7857.

Patron Packages

PLATINUM PATRON PACKAGE

No longer available: $2700 Platinum Package:

  • 4 Reserved Seats at Watson Stage with Backstage/VIP access
  • Side-stage seating at Watson Stage
  • Full backstage patron access at Watson Stage
  • Backstage meals provided all days of festival
  • 4 Midnight Jam Tickets
  • On-campus Parking
  • 4 Official MerleFest posters
  • Access to VIP area seating with complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Patron gift
  • Plus taxes & service fees

GOLD PATRON PACKAGE

No longer available: $2300 Gold Package:

  • 4 General Admission Tickets with Backstage/VIP access
  • Side-stage seating at Watson Stage
  • Full backstage patron access at Watson Stage
  • Backstage meals provided all days of festival
  • 4 Midnight Jam Tickets
  • On-campus Parking
  • 4 Official MerleFest posters
  • Access to VIP area seating with complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Patron gift
  • Plus taxes & service fees

2017 Platinum & Gold packages are no longer available - get on our wait list for 2018 by contacting Tabitha Hudler @ 336-838-6185 

Flattop

Tabitha Hudler

Lead Events Specialist

Tabitha can help your MerleFest experience be the best ever. From choosing reserved seating for that perfect spot in front of the Watson Stage to making sure you get the right number of raffle tickets with your patron package. She is here to help and happy to talk to you about the patron packages that we have to offer.
800-343-7857

Early Bird Tier One Pricing Ends 2/16/17 - Early Bird Tier Two Pricing Ends 4/26/17 - At Gate Pricing Starts Festival Thursday

Please note that MerleFest tickets are non-refundable, non-transferrable and wristbands cannot be shared.

Tickets purchased after April 15 will be held at Will Call unless customers choose the Print at Home option.

NOTE: Children 12 and under are admitted FREE to general admission seating areas (accompanied by a paying adult); however, tickets are required for ALL seats in the reserved seating area.

Handicapped Parking: All public parking for persons with a disability and appropriate state-issued handicapped parking credentials will be located at Herring Hall. There are designated shuttles for this area that include wheelchair accessible vans to transport guests to the main festival entrance.