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Old Crow Medicine Show - Saturday

Greensky Bluegrass - Friday


Trampled By Turtles - Thursday

Emmylou Harris - Sunday


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Sunday

Colin Hay - Saturday


The Steel Wheels - Thursday & Friday

We Banjo 3 - Friday


Saturday Night Late Night Jam Host - Hog SLOP STRING BAND

Mega Raffle
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April 28 – May 1, 2022



The initial MerleFest 2022 lineup has been announced! Stay tuned – good things are coming your way! Sign up for our newsletter and get the news first!



4-Day Reserved Seating, 4-Day General Admission, 3-Day General Admission, Single Day Tickets, Parking Passes, Late Night Jam Tickets, and information on River’s Edge Camping.



As a volunteer you will receive free entry to the festival for the entire day of your shift. More importantly, you will be supporting a major fundraiser for Wilkes Community College.


Mega Raffle

Over $170,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded! ONLY 5,000 tickets will be sold and you do not have to be present to win. The Mega Raffle drawings will be held during the festival on Sunday, May 01, 2022, at the Raffle/Silent Auction Tent from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Mega Raffle

Getting Here

Getting to MerleFest is easy from any direction. If you are coming from North, South, East or West – we have you covered!


Things To Do

We have 13 stages of “Traditional Plus” music and so much more! Choices include Nature walks, Acoustic Kids Showcases, Little Pickers Area, a Pickin’ Place and a pleasing variety of food and craft vendors.

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The Shoppes at MerleFest is a centrally located shopping village of vendors and official MerleFest memorabilia. Festival guests can peruse vendor booths, check email, charge cell phones, and pick up an official MerleFest t-shirt all in one spot!

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Media Room

Here you will find our media releases, media credential request applications, high-resolution festival images, important dates and official Public Service Announcements. You will also find history about our festival and the Watson Family.

Media Room