Merlefest

MerleFest Comes to a Triumphant Close

Submitted by HearthMusic on Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:54 pm

MerleFest, presented by Window World, has wrapped up its 30th year, closing out with a raise-the-roof acoustic performance from Zac Brown Band. Early estimates show that from its start on Thursday, April 27, to its close on Sunday, April 30, aggregate participation over the festival’s four days exceeded 80,000 participants. MerleFest, held on the campus of Wilkes Community College, is the primary fundraiser for the WCC Foundation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.

MerleFest Adds Bela Fleck & Jerry Douglas

Submitted by HearthMusic on Tue, 02/28/2017 - 8:09 am

MerleFest, presented by Window World and scheduled for April 27-30, 2017, is bringing two bluegrass legends to the 30th celebration – banjo master Béla Fleck and The Earls of Leicester featuring Jerry Douglas, a supergroup homage to Flatt & Scruggs made up of several of bluegrass’s finest musicians. Both will be playing on Saturday.

MerleFest adds Leftover Salmon, Tift Merritt, & Jorma Kaukonen

Submitted by HearthMusic on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 8:16 am

MerleFest, presented by Window World and scheduled for April 27-30, 2017, is proud to announce five more artists added to the MerleFest 2017 lineup: Leftover Salmon, Tift Merritt, Jorma Kaukonen, Donna the Buffalo, and John Driskell Hopkins Band! These artists join a list of performers already announced including Zac Brown Band, The Avett Brothers, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and many more. This year marks MerleFest’s 30th celebration.

Avett Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Mandolin Orange, Sierra Hull and more added to MerleFest

Submitted by HearthMusic on Tue, 01/10/2017 - 8:14 am

MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 27-30, 2017, is proud to announce six more additions to the 2017 lineup: The Avett Brothers, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Chatham County Line Electric Holiday, Mandolin Orange, Steep Canyon Rangers and Sierra Hull. This year will be the 30th celebration of this homecoming of roots music artists and fans that draws over 75,000 participants every year.

MerleFest adds five more artists to 2017 lineup

Submitted by HearthMusic on Tue, 12/06/2016 - 8:56 am

MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 27-30, 2017, has just announced five more artists added to the 2017 lineup: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Sarah Jarosz, The Steel Wheels, The Kruger Brothers and Mipso. MerleFest 2017 will be the 30th annual homecoming where musicians and music fans return to Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the

MerleFest Announce Initial 2017 Lineup

Submitted by HearthMusic on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 8:35 am

MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 27-30, 2017, is proud to announce its initial lineup of artists. 2017 will be a celebration of 30 years of MerleFest! The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

MerleFest News! Songwriting Competition

Submitted by HearthMusic on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 12:40 pm
MerleFest, presented by Window World, has begun accepting entries for the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest this month and will continue until February 2017. The Chris Austin Songwriting Contest is one of the most acclaimed songwriting contests in roots and Americana music and has a reputation for launching careers and discovering important new talent.
 

MerleFest 2016 Comes to a Triumphant Close!

Submitted by HearthMusic on Sun, 05/01/2016 - 5:12 pm

MerleFest, presented by Window World, has wrapped up its 29th year. Early estimates show that from its start on Thursday, April 28, to its close on Sunday, May 1, aggregate participation over the festival’s four days was approximately 74,500 participants. MerleFest, held on the campus of Wilkes Community College, is the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.