Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, More Added To Merlefest 2018 Lineup

MerleFest has announced new additions to the lineup for MerleFest 2018, which will be held April 26 – 29, 2018. Rodney Crowell, Elephant Revival, Rhiannon Giddens, and Shinyribs will all play the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans at the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

The newest additions to the lineup join over 75 artists that have already been announced, including Kris Kristofferson , Jamey Johnson , Robert Earl Keen, The Devil Makes Three, Balsam Range and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble, Mission Temple Fireworks Revival featuring Paul Thorn & Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and the McCrary Sisters, a Midnight Jam hosted by Town Mountain and Jim Lauderdale , and many more.

“For over 30 years, one of the major factors that has built and sustained MerleFest has been the quality of the artists and performances that our guests see over the 4 day festival,” says Ted Hagaman, Festival Director. “People truly feel that the festival is a great value and that is why music fans and families return year after year. We feel that the 2018 lineup again reflects the diversity and quality of performers and we look forward to another successful festival in April.”

Tickets for next year’s festival may be purchased at merlefest.org or by calling 1-800-343-7857. MerleFest offers a three-tiered pricing structure. Early Bird Tier 1 tickets may be purchased from November 14 to February 18, 2018, and Early Bird Tier 2 tickets may be purchased from February 19 to April 25. Tickets will be sold using Tier 3 pricing at the gate during the festival.

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