MerleFest begins this afternoon at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro.
It’s the 30th anniversary season of the popular festival that draws people from across the Nation and the world.
This year’s lineup is focused on honoring artists who often performed with Doc Watson at MerleFest until his death in 2012, including Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Béla Fleck, as well as Mark Schatz and Bryan Sutton.
One of the highlights this year is James Taylor performing Friday night. The complete lineup and stage schedules are posted at MerleFest.org.