In response to directives from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and growing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Wilkes County officials have cancelled all mass gatherings of more than 100 people in Wilkes County through the end of April. Therefore, MerleFest 2020 has been cancelled. While this decision is disappointing for all of us, we fully support the directive from our county officials. The health, safety, and well-being of all involved with MerleFest is, and always will be, our primary concern. Click here for details.

2020 Lineup

Image of Willie Nelson & Family

Willie Nelson & Family

Image of Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss

Image of John Prine

John Prine

Image of Greensky Bluegrass

Greensky Bluegrass

Image of Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge

Image of Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

Image of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Image of The Marcus King Band

The Marcus King Band

Image of Colin Hay

Colin Hay

Image of Billy Strings

Billy Strings

Image of The Jerry Douglas Band

The Jerry Douglas Band

Image of Sam Bush Band

Sam Bush Band

Image of Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale

Image of John Cowan

John Cowan

Image of Kruger Brothers

Kruger Brothers

Image of The Waybacks

The Waybacks

Image of Scythian


Image of Donna the Buffalo

Donna the Buffalo

Image of Peter Rowan

Peter Rowan

Image of Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

Image of Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Image of Paul Thorn

Paul Thorn

Image of Shinyribs


Image of Charley Crockett

Charley Crockett

Image of Darrell Scott

Darrell Scott

Image of The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels

Image of Gangstagrass


Image of Robbie Fulks

Robbie Fulks

Image of Amythyst Kiah

Amythyst Kiah

Image of Cordovas


Image of Adam Traum

Adam Traum

Image of Alison Brown

Alison Brown

Image of Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats

Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats

Image of Andy May

Andy May

Image of B Townes

B Townes

Image of Banknotes


Image of The Barefoot Movement

The Barefoot Movement

Image of Bill and the Belles

Bill and the Belles

Image of Blistered Hearts

Blistered Hearts

Image of Bryan Sutton

Bryan Sutton

Image of Cane Mill Road

Cane Mill Road

Image of Carol Rifkin

Carol Rifkin

Image of Charles Welch

Charles Welch

Image of Chatham Rabbits

Chatham Rabbits

Image of Che Apalache

Che Apalache

Image of The Cleverlys

The Cleverlys

Image of Creole Stomp with Dennis Stroughmatt

Creole Stomp with Dennis Stroughmatt

Image of David Holt

David Holt

Image of Eli Yacinthe

Eli Yacinthe

Image of Fireside Collective

Fireside Collective

Image of Flattop


Image of Gate 10

Gate 10

Image of Handlebar Betty

Handlebar Betty

Image of Hannah Juanita

Hannah Juanita

Image of Happy Traum

Happy Traum

Image of Hogslop String Band

Hogslop String Band

Image of The InterACTive Theater of Jef

The InterACTive Theater of Jef

Image of Into the Fog

Into the Fog

Image of Iron Horse Bluegrass

Iron Horse Bluegrass

Image of Jack Lawrence

Jack Lawrence

Image of Jeff Little Trio

Jeff Little Trio

Image of Jody Carroll

Jody Carroll

Image of Joe Smothers

Joe Smothers

Image of Kelsey Waldon

Kelsey Waldon

Image of Ken Crouse

Ken Crouse

Image of Laura Boosinger

Laura Boosinger

Image of The Local Boys

The Local Boys

Image of Los Texmaniacs

Los Texmaniacs

Image of The Maggie Valley Band

The Maggie Valley Band

Image of Mark Bumgarner

Mark Bumgarner

Image of Mary Flower

Mary Flower

Image of Mitch Greenhill

Mitch Greenhill

Image of The Moore Brothers

The Moore Brothers

Image of Nefesh Mountain

Nefesh Mountain

Image of One Fret Over

One Fret Over

Image of Pete and Joan Wernick

Pete and Joan Wernick

Image of Piedmont Bluz

Piedmont Bluz

Image of Presley Barker

Presley Barker

Image of Rev. Robert Jones

Rev. Robert Jones

Image of Roy Book Binder

Roy Book Binder

Image of Sierra Ferrell

Sierra Ferrell

Image of Smitty and the JumpStarters

Smitty and the JumpStarters

Image of String Madness

String Madness

Image of Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Image of T. Michael Coleman

T. Michael Coleman

Image of Terrapin Creek

Terrapin Creek

Image of Tony Williamson

Tony Williamson

Image of Wayne Henderson

Wayne Henderson

Image of The Williams Brothers

The Williams Brothers

Image of Wyld Fern

Wyld Fern

Talent Submission: MerleFest proactively selects talent through its Artist Relations Team and does not accept or respond to unsolicited talent submissions (including email, voice mail, and snail mail).