The lineup for the 2020 edition of MerleFest was expanded Monday to include the additions of John Prine (Sunday), Billy Strings (Friday & Saturday), Colin Hay (Saturday), Kelsey Waldon (Sunday), and Gangstagrass (Friday). This year’s MerleFest will once again take place in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC April 23rd-26th and, as always, will feature a collection of the country’s premier bluegrass, folk, and Americana acts.
These new additions join the previously announced top-billed acts including Willie Nelson & Family, Alison Krauss, The Jerry Douglas Band, Sam Bush, Jim Lauderdale, Kruger Brothers, The Waybacks, Scythian, Donna The Buffalo, Peter Rowan and The Free Mexican Airforce, Tommy Emmanuel, Shinyribs, Charley Crockett, Darrell Scott, The Steel Wheels, Robbie Fulks, Amythyst Kiah, and Cordovas.
In addition to those acts, MerleFest 2020 will also feature performances by Alison Brown, Andy May, “B” Townes, Banknotes, Bill & The Belles, Bryan Sutton, Carol Rifkin, Charles Welch, Chatham Rabbits, Che Apalache, The Cleverlys, Creole Stomp with Dennis Stroughmatt, David Holt, Fireside Collective, Flattop, Happy Traum, Hogslop String Band, InterACTive Theatre of Jef, Irish Mythen, Iron Horse Bluegrass, Jack Lawrence, Jeff Little Trio, Jody Carroll, Joe Smothers, Ken Crouse, Laura Boosinger, The Local Boys, Los Texmaniacs, Mark Bumgarner, Mary Flower, Mitch Greenhill, Pete & Joan Wernick, Piedmont Bluz, Presley Barker, Rev. Robert Jones, Roy Book Binder, Sierra Ferrell, String Madness, T. Michael Coleman, Tony Williamson, Wayne Henderson, The Moore Brothers, The Williams Brothers, and Wyld Fern.
Tickets for MerleFest are available for purchase here.