Greensky Bluegrass - Friday, April 24
Mavis Staples - Sunday, April 26
Melissa Etheridge
Saturday, April 25
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Thursday, April 23
John Prine - Sunday, April 26
Billy Strings - Fri & Sat, April 24-25
Willie Nelson & Family
Alison Krauss
Thursday, April 23
Thursday, April 23
Tickets On Sale Now!
Kids 12 and Under Free! Free Parking! Free Shuttles!
Volunteer Applications Open Now!
"Traditional Plus" Music
13 Stages of
Music. Moments. Memories.
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April 23 – 26, 2020

#MerleFest 2020


The initial lineup for MerleFest 2020 has been announced! Sign up for our newsletter and get the news first!

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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.

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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.

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Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

This contest offers songwriters the opportunity to have their songs heard by a panel of professional songwriters from the music industry.

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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! Vendor applications are now closed.

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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.

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