Merlefest, presented by Window World, has announced the first round of performers for this year’s event which will take place in Wilkesboro, North Carolina on September 16-19.
Included in this first wave of artists is Mavis Staples, LeAnn Rimes, Melissa Etheridge, Tedeschi Trucks, Sam Bush, Donna The Buffalo, Scythian, and The Waybacks. Additional performers for Merlefest 2021 will be announced in the coming weeks.
Merlefest will be held on the Wilkes Community College campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The festival was founded in 1988 in memory of the son of the late American music legend Doc Watson, renowned guitarist Eddy Merle Watson. Merlefest will host a diverse mix of artists on its 13 stages during the course of the multi-day event.
Tickets for this year’s festival will go on sale on June 10.
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