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


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.

Richard Watson
The Banknotes
Ken Crouse
The Doobie Brothers (with newest member John Cowan)
Bob Hill
Bill Mathis
Slate Mountain Ramblers
Charles Welch

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