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Rimes, Tedeschi Trucks play MerleFest

Monday, May 10, 2021 – LeAnn Rimes and the Tedeschi Trucks Band are among the first set of performers announced for the upcoming MerleFest.

MerleFest 2021, set for Sept. 16-19, will also include Melissa Etheridge (Sunday), Mavis Staples (Sunday), Sam Bush (Saturday), Donna The Buffalo (all four days), Scythian (Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances), and The Waybacks (Friday and Saturday).

The annual festival will be held as usual at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C. Additional artists scheduled to perform will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will go on sale June 10.

The festival is usually held in late April but was postponed this year due to COVID-19 after being canceled last year.

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