Maren Morris - Saturday

The Avett Brothers - Friday


Marcus King - Friday

Little Feat - Thursday


Black Opry Revue - Friday

Tanya Tucker - Sunday


Jerry Douglas -
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Sam Bush Band - Saturday


Miko Marks - Friday

Peter Rowan's Bluegrass Band -
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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April 27 – 30, 2023



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4-Day Reserved Seating, 4-Day General Admission, 3-Day General Admission, Single Day Tickets, and Parking Passes are on sale NOW!


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.

The deadline for volunteer applications is April 15.

Mega Raffle

Over $150,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded! ONLY 3,000 tickets will be sold and you do not have to be present to win. The Mega Raffle drawings will be held during the festival.

Mega Raffle Tickets will go on sale on February 1, 2023.

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 12 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.


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!

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.