Doc Watson, Lyle Lovett, Doobie Brothers head up MerleFest 2011
MerleFest 2011, the annual event celebrating the "traditional-plus" music of Appalachia, will be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC.
Besides festival patriarch Doc Watson, performers at the 24th edition include Lyle Lovett, the Doobie Brothers, Corey Harris, Roy Book Binder, Alison Brown, Jim Lauderdale, the Del McCoury Band and the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band. About 60 acts are booked to perform.
Ticket sales begin Nov. 9. MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College Endowment Corp.