Tuesday, November 13, 2018
– Wynonna & The Big Noise, Tyler Childers and the Earls of Leicester are among the acts slated to play at MerleFest next year.
The complete lineup for MerleFest 2019 will be announced over the next few months.
Other performers announced today include Keb' Mo', Sam Bush and Peter Rowan and The Free Mexican Air Force.
Other acts include Jim Lauderdale, Radney Foster, The Gibson Brothers, Donna the Buffalo, The Waybacks, Junior Brown, Jim Avett, Elizabeth Cook, Michaela Anne and Webb Wilder.
"The initial lineup reflects the musical diversity and quality of performers who are the hallmark of the festival," said Lindsay Craven, MerleFest Artist Relations Manager. MerleFest is known for its unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented music from the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, Americana, blues, country, Celtic, Cajun, cowboy, zydeco and rock.
The line-up also includes American Aquarium, Andy May, Ana Egge & The Sentimentals, AZTEC SUN, Banknotes, Bob Hill, Cane Mill Road, Carol Rifkin, Carolina Blue, Catfish Keith, Charles Welch, Chatham County Line, David LaMotte, Dirk Powell Band, Driftwood, Elephant Sessions, Ellis Dyson & The Shambles, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Happy Traum, Irish Mythen, Jack Lawrence, Jeff Little Trio, Jess Morgan, Jim Avett, Joe Smothers, Jontavious Willis and Andrew Alli, Junior Brown, Junior Sisk, Larry Stephenson Band, Laura Boosinger, Lindi Ortega, Mark Bumgarner, Mark & Maggie O'Connor, Maybe April, Mile Twelve, Mitch Greenhill and String Madness, Nixon, Blevins, & Gage, Pete & Joan Wernick and FLEXIGRASS, Presley Barker, Professor Whizzpop!, Roy Book Binder, Salt & Light, Scythian, Shane Hennessy, Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers, Steve Poltz, T Michael Coleman, The Black Lillies, The Harris Brothers, The InterACTive Theatre of Jeff, The Kruger Brothers, The Local Boys, The Trailblazers, Todd Albright, Tom Feldmann, Tony Williamson, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Wayne Henderson and Yarn.
The festival will be held April 25-28 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C.
The 2019 Late Night Jam on Saturday, April 27will start at 10:30 p.m. and run well past midnight, hosted by Chatham County Line.