MerleFest Gears Up For 25th Anniversary
November 1, 2011 at 4:37 PM (PT)
MERLEFEST 25, presented by LOWE’S, is slated for APRIL 26th-29th, 2012 on the campus of WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE in WILKESBORO, NC
Tickets for the event go on sale as NOVEMBER 8th and they have already announced their initial lineup of performers, including SAM BUSH; DAILEY & VINCENT; THE DEEP DARK WOODS; BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES; THE GIBSON BROTHERS; THE GREENCARDS; JIM LAUDERDALE; PUNCH BROTHERS FEATURING CHRIS THILE; RICHARD WATSON; TONY RICE; PETER ROWAN AND THE FREE MEXICAN AIRFORCE; MARTY STUART AND THE FABULOUS SUPERLLATIVES; TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND and many more.
"This year’s initial lineup will bring back a little nostalgia for the core MERLEFEST audience, those fans who return year after year to hear the traditional sounds of roots music. We have some of the leading names in the music industry, of today and yesteryear, lined up to perform at the historic 25th festival," says TED HAGAMAN, director of the festival.
The annual festival has become the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.
For more information and a complete list of acts booked so far, visit merlefest.org.