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MerleFest 2023: Lineup, Schedule, Tickets, Dates, Camping & More

Merlefest is an annual four-day traditional and contemporary roots music festival featuring bluegrass, folk and Appalachian roots music from across the country. Happening in Spring 2022, the festival takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina…

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Doc Watson – American Folk Music Legend Of North Carolina

Born on March 3, 1923, in Deep Gap, North Carolina, Doc did not let the fact that he was blind nearly since his birth stop him from performing mountain music across the region. The folk music resurgence of the 1960’s brought him a national audience, especially when the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featured him in their tribute to traditional country root music, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

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The Avett Brothers Shine

Technically, they are not from Winston-Salem, but the Carolina boys comprising the rootsy, folk rock band The Avett Brothers are from nearby Concord, North Carolina, and are beloved across our state and nation. We behind the scenes here at MyWinston-Salem.com are fans ourselves and couldn’t resist sharing the love. And if you’ve seen the Avetts …

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