I sent money to a firstname.lastname@example.org after corresponding to text to 740-746-3723 and it was a scam. This was a post a few days ago that they couldn’t go “because their daughter was admitted”; assumed I could help them out. So far, no tickets nor return of my cash.
I’m sharing to protect others. Super sad that a legacy as good as MerleFest has even been hit w/ scams.