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Turnpike Troubadours, Old Crow Medicine Show and More to Perform at MerleFest 2024

November 14, 2023 3:00 pm GMT

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Turnpike Troubadours, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Teskey Brothers and Nickel Creek have been unveiled as the headliners for North Carolina's MerleFest 2024 across April 25-28.

They're joined on the impressive line-up by Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Shinyribs, Peter Rowan, Scythian, Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale, Willi Carlisle and more.

Also confirmed for the much-loved Wilkesboro festival is The Earls of Leicester, Kruger Brothers, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Chatham County Line, Chatham Rabbits, John McEuen, Adeem the Artist, The Sensational Barnes Brothers and The Waybacks.

Since its inception in 1988, MerleFest 2024 has established itself as one of the most popular festivals in the region, with the alt-country and Americana extravaganza being set up by singer-songwriter, Doc Watson. The festival was founded in honour of his son, Eddy Merle Watson, who tragically died at 36 in a tractor accident.

In 2023, MerleFest celebrated what would've been Doc Watson's 100th birthday, with stellar performances from the likes of Maren Morris, Tanya Tucker, Marcus King, The Avett Brothers, Lori McKenna, Little Feat, Jim Lauderdale and Donna the Buffalo.

Over the past few years, the MerleFest stage has been graced by a plethora of leading figures in the alt-country, Americana and mainstream country space, including Margo Price, Emmylou Harris, 49 Winchester, LeAnn Rimes, Willie Nelson & Family, Billy Strings, John Prine, Tommy Prine, Charley Crockett and more.

For the full MerleFest 2024 line-up so far, see below:

Old Crow Medicine Show

Turnpike Troubadours

The Teskey Brothers

Nickel Creek

Steep Canyon Rangers

Sam Bush

Jerry Douglas

The Earls of Leicester

Shinyribs

Peter Rowan

Scythian

Donna the Buffalo

Jim Lauderdale

Kruger Brothers

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Chatham County Line

Chatham Rabbits

John McEuen

Willi Carlisle

Adeem the Artist

The Sensational Barnes Brothers

The Waybacks

Alexa Rose

Andy May

Ashes & Arrows

B. Townes

Banknotes

Buffalo Nichols

Carol Rifkin

Charles Welch

Flattop

Goldpine

Gravity Check Juggling

The InterACTive Theater of Jef

Jack Lawrence

Jake Kohn

Jeff Little Trio

JigJam

Joe Smothers

Josh Goforth

Kyshona

Laura Boosinger

The Local Boys

Mark Bumgarner

Mitch Greenhill & Mitch’s Kitchen

Nefesh Mountain

Palmyra

Pete & Joan Wernick

Presley Barker

Roy Book Binder

The Silent Comedy

T. Michael Coleman

Them Coulee Boys

Tony Williamson

Uwade

Wayne Henderson

For more on MerleFest 2024, see below:

Written by Maxim Mower
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