After announcing an initial lineup topped by Old Crow Medicine ShowTurnpike Troubadours, Nickel Creek, The Teskey Brothers, and Sam Bush last month, MerleFest organizers have detailed the full 2024 artist lineup, adding Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Larkin Poe, Lukas Nelson & POTR, Sierra Hull, Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart, and more.

Founded in 1988 by late bluegrass master Doc Watson in memory of his son Eddy Merle Watson, MerleFest will return for its 36th year on April 25th–28th, 2024 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC. Also joining the artist lineup are Dan Tyminski Band, acclaimed songwriter Brandy Clark (who is nominated for six Grammys this year), fast-rising punk rocker-turned-country fixture Nick Shoulders, and many more.

This diverse group of over two dozen performers rounds out an impressive lineup featuring Jerry Douglas, The Earls of LeicesterPeter RowanDonna the BuffaloJim LauderdaleKruger BrothersDarin & Brooke Aldridge, Chatham County LineChatham RabbitsJohn McEuenWilli Carlisle, and Adeem the Artist. Click below to view the complete lineup.

Committed to illuminating the profound impact of its founding father, MerleFest aims to pay equal homage to pioneers of the folk movement and fresh, burgeoning voices in the scene. Last year, the festival commemorated both its 35th year in operation and Doc’s 100th birthday. Drawing over 75,000 patrons to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains each spring, MerleFest’s celebrated “traditional plus” experience maintains its status as a bucket-list musical pilgrimage for fans of folk, bluegrass, and beyond.

MerleFest 2024 tickets are available now. For general admission passes, as well as patio seating, reserved seating, camping, parking, and more, visit the festival’s website here.

MerleFest 2024 Artist Lineup:
Old Crow Medicine Show
Turnpike Troubadours
The Teskey Brothers
Nickel Creek
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
Larkin Poe
Lukas Nelson & POTR
Steep Canyon Rangers
Dan Tyminski Band
Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
The Earls of Leicester
Sierra Hull
Brandy Clark
Nick Shoulders
Willie Watson
Peter Rowan
Donna the Buffalo
Jim Lauderdale
Kruger Brothers
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
S.G. Goodman
New Dangerfield
Chatham County Line
Chatham Rabbits
John McEuen
Willi Carlisle
Adeem The Artist
The Last Revel
Twisted Pine
The Sensational Barnes Brothers
The Waybacks
Nefesh Mountain
Them Coulee Boys
Buffalo Nichols
Evan Honer
Jake Kohn
Wyatt Ellis
Colby T. Helms & the Virginia Creepers
Alexa Rose
Andy May
Ashes & Arrows
B Townes
Bob Margolin
Carol Rifkin
Carolina Detour
Charles Welch
Corey Harris
Ettore Buzzini
Falling Timber Band
Gravity Check Juggling
The Harris Brothers
The InterACTive Theater of Jef
Into The Fog
Jack Lawrence
Jeff Little Trio
Joe Smothers
Josh Goforth
Ken Crouse
The Langan Band
Laura Boosinger
Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road
The Local Boys
Mark Bumgarner
Missy Raines & Allegheny
Mitch Greenhill & Mitch’s Kitchen
New Found Gap
Pete and Joan Wernick
Pixie & The Partygrass Boys
Presley Barker
Roan Street Ramblers
Roy Book Binder
The Silent Comedy
The Sullivan Sisters
T. Michael Coleman
The Tan & Sober Gentlemen
Tony Williamson
Wayne Henderson

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