MerleFest 2023

April 27-30, 2023

Wilkesboro, NC

The Scene
Thirty years ago, the legendary Doc Watson founded MerleFest to honor the memory of his son who died in a tragic accident. Now 80,000 fans gather every spring on the campus of Wilkes Community College for America's largest roots festival. Legends mix with newcomers to perform surprising collaborations of bluegrass, folk, and Americana.
Festival Info
Venue: Wilkes Community College

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2023 Lineup
Donna the Buffalo
  • Andy May
  • Banknotes
  • Black Opry Revue
  • Carol Rifkin
  • Charles Welch
  • Jack Lawrence
  • Jeff Little
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Joe Smothers
  • Laura Boosinger
  • Little Feat
  • Marcus King
  • Mark Bumgarner
  • Miko Marks
  • Mitch Greenhill
  • Pete & Joan Wernick
  • Peter Rowan
  • Presley Barker
  • Roy Book Binder
  • Scythian
  • T. Michael Coleman
  • Tanya Tucker
  • The InterACTive Theatre of Jef
  • The Kruger Brothers
  • The Local Boys
  • The Waybacks
  • Tony Williamson
  • Wayne Henderson
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