MerleFest has announced the latest round of artists who will be joining them on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C., from April 28 through May 1. The “traditional plus” festival is known for gathering hometown fan favorites along with the finest Americana string bands.
Today, the festival shared that Trampled By Turtles, Colin Hay, and The Steel Wheels will join the ranks of Emmylou Harris, Greensky Bluegrass, Rissi Palmer, Old Crow Medicine Show, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Allison Russel and more. The festival also shared that the Hogslop String Band will host this year’s late-night jam.
Additionally, Barbaro, Big Daddy Love, The Contenders, Damn Tall Buildings, David Childers and The Serpents, Desure, Eli Yacinthe, Jake Blount, Kaia Kater, Nat Myers, Shannon McNally, Shay Martin Lovette, Sister Sadie, Tenille Townes, Time Sawyer, and Tray Wellington have all been added to the lineup.
The festival announced they will also put on their second annual MerleFest Mega Raffle, which helps fund scholarships at Wilkes Community College. The drawings will be held during the festival on Sunday, May 1. Over $170,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.
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Watch a recap promo video from MerleFest 2021 below: