Festival Preview: MerleFest (Wilkesboro, NC April 28 - May 1, 2016)
Venue: Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC
Date: April 28 - May 1, 2016
MerleFest Website: www.MerleFest.org
THE MUSIC, MOMENTS AND MEMORIES...
The Wood Brothers © Copyright David J. Simchock
Founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson, the son of the late Doc Watson, MerleFest is even more than "music, moments, and memories", as it also serves as a fund-raiser for the Wilkes Community College Endowment Corporation, providing dollars for scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs. So, not only do artists and fans gather every early spring to celebrate the "3 Ms", but it's all done to support a worthy cause. What better and more enjoyable way to do that than through the rich musical vibes found in the mountains of North Carolina?
As has always been the case since 1988, it's going to be quite a celebration. Tickets are available either as 4-Day General Admission or Reserved Seating (at the Watson Stage), a three-day option (Fri - Sun), or single day for each of the four days.
In addition to all of the music, there are plenty of Things To Do at MerleFest, and there is also a Songwriting Contest.
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