MerleFest was founded in 1988 in Memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate "traditional plus" music.
MerleFest is about the Music, Moments and Memories.
The Music of MerleFest was best explained by Doc himself: "When Merle and I started out we called our music 'traditional plus,' meaning the traditional music of the Appalachian region plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play. Since the beginning, the people… Show more
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1328 S. Collegiate Dr.
P.O Box 120
Wilkesboro, NC 28697