| Date: 4/26 - 4/29
Celebrating a silver anniversary in 2012, MerleFest 25 will welcome stars such as Marty Stuart, Tedeschi Trucks Band and the original Bela Fleck and the Flecktones to the Watson Stage.
The annual celebration of Americana music in honor of Doc Watson and his late son, Merle Watson, takes place on the compus of Wilkes Community College April 26 to 29, 2012.
Doc Watson, who was celebrated with a life-sized bronze sculpture in downtown Boone in June, will again serve as the honorary host of the festival. He will be joined by such MerleFest mainstays as his grandson, Richard, Sam Bush, T. Michael Coleman, Donna the Buffalo, David Holt, Jim Lauderdale, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Tony Rice, Peter Rowan and the Free Mexican Airforce, Tony Williamson aswell as many other festival favorites.
The MerleFest box office will open for 2012 ticket sales on Tuesday, November 8, at 2:00 PM. Ticket purchases can be made on the web at www.merlefest.org or by calling 1-800-343-7857. An early bird ticket discount is available through March 12, 2012.
Seasoned MerleFesters know the best way to get the volunteer shifts and positions you would like is to get those applications in early. Apply now at www.merlefest.org.
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