We did our best to capture some of the millions of amazing moments of this year’s 4-day event. According to their website, MerleFest was founded in 1988 in Memory of Doc Watson’s son, Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate “traditional plus” music.
Like every year since 1988, there were pickers, dancers, concert goers and musicians in every direction. 14 different performing areas made it impossible visit everything.
Sunday morning, Scythian got the entire crowd of the Watson Stage on their feet and jumping. And they had 7 year old fiddler, Ruth join them on-stage for a tune. She did a great job!!
The Avett Brothers got the crowd going on Sunday, here’s everybody’s favorite mascot, David Mayfield joining them on Go to Sleep
Every year, Sandy Feat carves a sculpture from tons of sand
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