Merlefest 2012 – Preview
Below is my annual preview of MerleFest. It’s a re-post of my blog entry posted a couple of days ago. If you enjoy this, please visit my blog at: www.tedlehmann.blogspot.com and subscribe.
Wilkes Community College Campus
Merlefest will be celebrating its 25thanniversary on the Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC from April 26 – 29 with a strong and varied lineup of old favorites and new finds. From opening headliner Vince Gill on Thursday evening through to closing on Sunday afternoon with Alison Krauss, Merlefest will provide a feast of music and celebration for music fans seeking to hear and see a wide variety of acoustic and Americana music. With thirteen sound stages spread out across the College campus, Merlefest offers venues from the large scale main stage dedicated to Doc & Merle Watson, the reasons for the event, to intimate indoor venues for workshops and performances where quiet and concentration can prevail. With average attendance in the range of 20,000 per day during the four days of the festival, Merlefest can be, however, a daunting place for even the most experienced attendee to manage while trying to enjoy and get the most from this exciting event. This blog entry is designed to help newcomers and old hands enjoy Merlefest to its fullest.