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MerleFest tickets go on sale Tuesday

Thursday, November 6, 2008 – Tickets for MerleFest 2009 go on sale on Tuesday, Nov. 11. MerleFest, celebrating its 22nd year from April 23-26, 2009, will feature more than 90 acts performing on 15 stages. Among the performers are Emmylou Harris, Dailey & Vincent, The Grascals and the Del McCoury Band.

Ticket purchases can be made on the web at or by calling 1-800-343-7857.

MerleFest honors the memory of instrumental virtuoso Eddy Merle Watson and the contributions of Doc and the entire Watson Family to the musical traditions of the region and nation. Held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C., MerleFest began in 1988 as a fundraiser for the college and remains the largest fundraiser for the institution.

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