Old Crow Medicine Show, Nickel Creek & More Top Initial MerleFest 2024 Lineup

Bluegrass greats Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Peter Rowan are also among the performers.

By Nate Todd Nov 14, 2023 11:47 am PST

Old Crow Medicine Show, Nickel Creek, Turnpike Troubadours and The Teskey Brothers top the initial MerleFest 2024 lineup. Presented by Window World, the festival founded by the legendary Doc Watson takes place April 25 – 28 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Also among the initial artist announcement are 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 and more.

According to the announcement:

Committed to illuminating the profound impact of its founding legend, Doc Watson, MerleFest continues to deliver one-of-a-kind programming that pays equal homage to pioneers of the folk movement alongside fresh and burgeoning voices. 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 well-attested “traditional plus” experience maintains its title as one of the most iconic musical pilgrimages of its time.

Tickets are on sale now. Purchase MerleFest 2024 tickets. Click below for day-by-day breakdown of the performers so far plus more info:

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