Merlefest 2011 Lineup Announcement – Doc Watson, Emmitt – Nershi Band, Sam Bush Band


The lineup for the 24th installment of Merlefest has been announced (see below). The festival will take place April 28 – May 1 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC.

The MerleFest box office will open for 2011 ticket sales on Tuesday, November 9, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Ticket purchases can be made on the web at or by calling 1-800-343-7857. An early bird ticket discount is available through March 13, 2011.

Doc Watson
Richard Watson
Susana and Timmy Abell
Alberti Flea Circus
Balsam Range
The Banknotes
Rory Block
Roy Book Binder
Alison Brown Quartet
Buffalo Barfield
Sam Bush Band
Cadillac Sky
Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
T. Michael Coleman
Crooked Still
Ken Crouse
Donna The Buffalo
The Doobie Brothers (with newest member John Cowan)
Casey Driessen
Eleanor Ellis
Emmitt-Nershi Band
Paul Geremia
Mitch Greenhill
George Hamilton IV
Corey Harris and Phil Wiggins
John Hartford String Band
Bob Hill
David Holt
The InterACTive Theater of Jef
Veronika Jackson
Jeff and Vida
Johnson’s Crossroad
Catfish Keith
The Kruger Brothers
Sonny Landreth
Jim Lauderdale
Jack Lawrence
Jeff Little
The Local Boys
Lyle Lovett
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Corb Lund
Bill Mathis
Andy May
Del McCoury Band
Nashville Bluegrass Band
The Neighbors
Tim O’Brien
Pauls Creek Band
Red Molly
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Shana Banana
The Sigmon Stringers
Sinai Mountain Ramblers
Slate Mountain Ramblers
Steve and Ruth Smith
Joe Smothers
Synder Family Band
Tut Taylor
Town Mountain
Happy Traum
The Wailin’ Jennys
The Waybacks
Charles Welch
Pete and Joan Wernick
Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society
Josh Williams Band
Tony Williamson
Zephyr Lightning Bolts