Zac Brown Band plays MerleFest
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
– Zac Brown Band and blues artist Taj Mahal were added to the line-up for this year's MerleFest. Both will perform on Thursday night, April 29.
"We are excited to welcome the Zac Brown Band and Taj Mahal and know that their performances will thrill the Thursday night crowd," said Festival Director Ted Hagaman. "Bringing them to MerleFest fulfills our mission of providing a diverse array of the very best musical talent."
In addition to performing on the Watson Stage on Thursday night, Zac Brown will host MerleFest's Midnight Jam on Saturday night.
MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson, son of Doc and Rosalee Watson, as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and a celebration of traditional plus music. Scheduled for April 29 - May 2, the event is held on the campus of Wilkes Community college in Wilkesboro, N.C.
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