Merlefest 2019

Wilkes Community College

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce new artist additions for MerleFest 2019: Amos Lee, The Milk Carton Kids, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Del McCoury Band, The Casey Kristofferson Band, and David Holt. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, April 25-28. To see the complete line up click HERE

New Festival Opening Hours

Thursday (no change)    gates open at 2:30 pm – music starts at 3:00 pm

Friday                                   gates open at 10:30 am – music starts at 11:00 am

Saturday                             gates open at 10:30 am – music starts at 11:00 am

Sunday                               gates open at 10:30 am – music starts at 11:00 am

New rules added for safety and visibility:

In an effort to meet insurance requirements / local codes and to provide a safe and enjoyable weekend for all attendees, the following rules have been added…

  • Personal tents or canopies cannot be set up on festival grounds. Only tents installed by the festival tent supplier will be allowed. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by Festival Management. Exceptions will be made for designated camping areas, however, tents in camping areas must be properly tethered. Small infant dome tents are allowed provided they do not obstruct the view of others.
  • Large umbrellas including beach or patio umbrellas are not allowed. Normal size golf umbrellas and small personal umbrellas are allowed as long as they do not obstruct the view of others or dump water onto a neighbor during a rain event.
  • Folding chairs are allowed at the festival at all outdoor stages provided they do not obstruct the view of others. Tall canopy chairs do not meet these requirements and will not be allowed.
  • Personal grills, charcoal or gas, are not allowed on festival grounds at any time. Only approved food vendors or folks in approved camping areas are allowed to operate grills.

Get info on tickets, lineup, songwriting contest, vendors, how to volunteer, things to do and more at 

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