MerleFest 2011 Another Success
May 2, 2011 at 11:15 AM (PT)
MERLEFEST 2011, presented by LOWE’S and held on the campus of WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE, drew over 80,000 attendees over the festival’s four days -- a bit more than last year’s draw. It took place this past weekend (4/28-5/2)
"What a great weekend," said festival director TED HAGAMAN. "With over 90 artists playing on 14 stages, representing everything from bluegrass and blues, to gospel, country and Americana, we feel that we succeeded again in giving our festival guests a great value for their entertainment dollars. We deeply appreciate the support of the great folks of WILKES COUNTY, everyone who works here at the college, and our volunteers and fans for making this all possible."
For 24 years MERELEFEST has been WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S primary fund-raiser and funds scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.