Recent additions to the lineup for the MerleFest this year include The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, John Cowan, Della Mae and Delta Rae.
The event, scheduled for April 25-28, will be held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro.
Tickets are available at www.merlefest.org on the web.
An early bird ticket discount is available through March 10.
In April Open Records will release a collection of 92 new recordings from the family archive, Milestons, Legends of the Doc Watson Clan.
Other performers will include The Avett Brothers, The Bayou Diesel Band, Matraca Berg, The Black Lilies, Blind Boy Paxton, Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition, Laura Boosinger, Calico Moon, Chatham County Line, Chris Smither, The Charlie Daniels Band, Riley Baugus, Alberti Flea Circus, Dehlia Low, Donna The Buffalo, Jerry Douglas, Eilen Jewell, Enter The Haggis, Mike Farris, Tom Feldmann, The Greencards, Orville Hicks, The Honeycutters, The InterActive Theater of Jef, Jack Lawrence, Johnson’s Crossroad, The Kickin Grass Band, Pokey LaFarge, Jim Lauderdale, Jeff Little Trio, The Local Boys, Andy May, Tift Merritt, Misty River Band, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, Mountain Heart, Michael Martin Murphy, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Paul’s Creek Band, Red Molly, Carol Rifkin, Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Scythian, The Sheets Family Band, The Sigmon Stringers, Ruth and Steve Smith, Snyder Family Band, The South Carolina Broadcasters, Susana and Timmy Abell, Bryan Sutton, Patrick Sweany, Tut Taylor, The Neighbors, The New Familiars, Tone Blazers, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, The Waybacks, Wayne Henderson, Pete and Joan Wernick, Phil Wiggins and Corey Harris, Wild Rumpus, Tony Williamson and others.
There are still plenty of sponsorships available, and folks can sign up to volunteer.