MerleFest 2018

MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans. Held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc Watson. MerleFest is a celebration of ‘traditional plus’…

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Andy May at MerleFest 2018

Andy’s sets: Details to come Acoustic Kids Showcases: Details to come Festival Map: http://merlefest.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Festival_Map_2017.pdf This will be Andy’s 18th year of bringing his own brand of rootsy music to MerleFest. Once again, he’ll perform his own sets and host three Acoustic Kids Showcases- with Andy May and one Acoustic Kids Ambassadors set. MerleFest, which was founded in 1988 in Memory…

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Cindy Baucom Interviews Andy May on “MerleFest Radio Hour:” MerleFest on the Road, Acoustic Kids, and a bit of McPeake & May

The interview, including two cuts from McPeake & May, The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad), starts at 21:07 – about 1/3 of the way through the program.

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Registration for Acoustic Kids, MerleFest 2018 is Open

Registration for Acoustic Kids, MerleFest, 2018 is open! We’re trying something a little different this year: We’ll be accepting submissions until the showcases are full, or April. 19, whichever comes first. Get yours in early!! 

Registration details here.

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Andy May's Acoustic Kids Showcases

New Registration Approach for Acoustic Kids in 2018

NEW!! Starting in 2018, we will accept registration submissions until the festival’s showcases are full or until 1 week before the festival, whichever comes first. 
Get your submission in early!! 

Full registration info:  Registration instructions

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