MerleFest-2019

MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans. MerleFest is a celebration of ‘traditional plus’ music, a unique mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles. The festival hosts numerous artists, performing on 13 stages during the course of the four-day event.

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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

Performances and Acoustic Kids Showcases 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 of Eddy Merle Watson, has a…

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2017-MerlefestAcoustic Kids-(c)MerleFest-by-Matt Guerrant

Acoustic Kids at MerleFest 2017

(c)MerleFest 2017. Photo by Matt GuerrantWhat a whirlwind! MerleFest‘s 30th anniversary was jam-packed with awesome music – and 5 solid hours of it was provided by our Acoustic Kids! Check out the MerleFest official photographers’ album on Flickr.#merlefest #acoustickids

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Acoustic Kids Ambassadors Program Comes to Copper Mountain and Winfield

The Acoustic Kids Ambassadors (a.k.a., “AKA”), debuted at MerleFest in 2014. This year, both Guitar Town and the Walnut Valley Festival have added this extension of the Acoustic Kids program, and we couldn’t be happier! The idea behind AKA is to provide the most advanced musicians from the regular Acoustic Kids Showcases with a chance to play for the larger…

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