Merlefest 2004 Set For April 29 – May 3

Plans for the 17th annual MerleFest are underway. As a matter of fact, the event, which takes over the Wilkes Community College campus in Wilkesboro, N.C., April 29 through May 3, is good to go.

The festival is Doc Watson’s tribute to the music of his late son, Merle, and unites scores of artists from all over the globe.

Among the confirmed performers for the 2004 event are the Sam Bush Band, Roseanne Cash, Donna The Buffalo, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Vince Gill, David Grisman Quintet, Hot Tuna, Patty Loveless, Natalie MacMaster, Nickel Creek, Reeltime Travelers, Earl Scruggs with Family & Friends, the Waifs, Gillian Welch and Lucinda Williams.

Of course, Doc Watson and Merle’s son Richard Watson will be on hand to play a tune or two.

Tickets are already available through and range from $35 for a single-day pass to $175 for a four-day, assigned seat pass.


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