MerleFest 2011 Lands Lyle Lovett, Doobie Brothers, Doc Watson, and More

Written by October 29th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

MerleFest, the annual bluegrass, roots and folk festival in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, has announced their lineup for 2011. Slated for April 28-May 1, the 24th edition of Merlefest will once again feature Doc Watson, as well as Lyle Lovett, The Doobie Brothers, Alison Brown Quartet, and many others.

“The MerleFest 2011 lineup offers an incredibly exciting, diverse and talented group of musicians, which is always our mission as a festival,” says Festival Director Ted Hagaman. “Another goal this year is to give our festival attendees up-to-the-minute information about lineup additions and other aspects of MerleFest. As new artists are added, we will share that information immediately through our social media venues. So, staying in touch with us via our website (, Facebook and Twitter is crucial!”

Check out the 2011 line-up below.

Doc Watson
Richard Watson
Susana and Timmy Abell
Alberti Flea Circus
Balsam Range
The Banknotes
Rory Block
Roy Book Binder
Alison Brown Quartet
Buffalo Barfield
Sam Bush Band
Cadillac Sky
Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
T. Michael Coleman
Crooked Still
Ken Crouse
Donna The Buffalo
The Doobie Brothers (with newest member John Cowan)
Casey Driessen
Eleanor Ellis
Emmitt-Nershi Band
Paul Geremia
Mitch Greenhill
George Hamilton IV
Corey Harris and Phil Wiggins
John Hartford String Band
Bob Hill
David Holt
The InterACTive Theater of Jef
Veronika Jackson
Jeff and Vida
Johnson’s Crossroad
Catfish Keith
The Kruger Brothers
Sonny Landreth
Jim Lauderdale
Jack Lawrence
Jeff Little
The Local Boys
Lyle Lovett
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Corb Lund
Bill Mathis
Andy May
Del McCoury Band
Nashville Bluegrass Band
The Neighbors
Tim O’Brien
Pauls Creek Band
Red Molly
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Shana Banana
The Sigmon Stringers
Sinai Mountain Ramblers
Slate Mountain Ramblers
Steve and Ruth Smith
Joe Smothers
Synder Family Band
Tut Taylor
Town Mountain
Happy Traum
The Wailin’ Jennys
The Waybacks
Charles Welch
Pete and Joan Wernick
Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society
Josh Williams Band
Tony Williamson

Zephyr Lightning Bolts


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