Festivals in North Carolina
The following Country Music Festivals are currently being held in North Carolina
- MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina
- Night in the Country Carolinas in Mills Creek, North Carolina
- Tailgate N' Tallboys: Rockingham in Rockingham, North Carolina
NOTE: For the most current information, please visit the official websites for each Festival by clicking on Festival Name or Logo. Information on this page was accurate at time of publication but things can change very quickly in the world of Festivals.
1328 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
April 25 - April 28, 2024 (Wilkesboro, North Carolina)
MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans.
Held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc Watson.
MerleFest is a celebration of ‘traditional plus’ music, a unique mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles.
The festival hosts numerous artists, performing on 13 stages during the course of the four-day event. The annual event has become the primary fundraiser for the WCC Foundation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.
We are about the MUSIC, MOMENTS and MEMORIES!
Thursday, April 25: Old Crow Medicine Show, Steep Canyon Rangers Donna the Buffalo, Banknotes, Flattop,
Pete and Joan Wernick, Presley Barker, Roy Book Binder
Friday, April 26: Turnpike Troubadours, Jerry Douglas, The Earls of Leicester, Shinyribs, Peter Rowan, Scythian,
Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale, Kruger Brothers, Chatham County Line, Chatham Rabbits, Willi Carlisle, The Waybacks,
Buffalo Nichols, Alexa Rose, Andy May, Ashes and Roses, Carol Rifkin, Flattop, Joe Smothers, Josh Goforth, Ken Crouse,
Kyshona, Laura Boosinger, The Local Boys, Mark Bumgarner, Mitchell Greenhill, Pete and Joan Warnick, Presley Barker,
T. Michael Coleman, Uwade, Wayne Henderson
Saturday, April 26: Jack Lawrence, Jake Kohn, Jeff Little Trio, Jerry Douglas, JigJam, Jim Lauderdale, Joe Smothers,
John McEuen, Josh Goforth, Ken Crouse, Kruger Brothers, Laura Boosinger, Mark Bumgarner, Mitch Greenhill,
Nefesh Mountain, Pete and Joan Wernick, Peter Rowan, Presley Barker, Roy Book Binder, Sam Bush, Scythian,
T. Michael Coleman, The Local Boys, The Silent Comedy, The Teskey Brothers, The Waybacks, Them Coulee Boys, Tony Williamson
Sunday, April 27: Andy May, Carol Rifkin, Charles Welch, Donna the Buffalo, Flattop, Goldpine, Gravity Check Juggling,
Jeff Little Trio, Jim Lauderdale, Laura Boosinger, Nickel Creek, Palmyra, Pete and Joan Wernick, Peter Rowan,
Roy Book Binder, The Local Boys, The Sensational Barnes Brothers, Wayne Henderson
TICKETS (prices subject to change: does not include taxes and fees)
Reserved Rows 1-35: $300
Reserved Rows 26-51: $275
General (4-Day): $225
General (3-Day): $205
4066 Pea Ridge Road
Mill Spring, North Carolina
August 25 - August 27, 2022 (Mills Creek, North Carolina)
Night in the Country Music Festivals (NITC) and Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC) have made the decision not to produce a 2023 Night in the Country Carolinas music festival at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. (no word on 2024)
Rooted in the Carolina foothills, the Night in the Country experience transforms the world-renowned Tryon International Equestrian Center into your next great country tradition.
Away from the big city lights, the Night in the Country experience transforms quiet country landscapes into some of the largest country music festival parties in the world.
This isn’t the inaugural year of just another country music festival. This is year one of your next great country tradition!
Night in the Country Carolinas will take you beyond the range of expectation for an unforgettable experience for you and your crew. The festival features one-of-a-kind events and attractions from the games at the Tournament of Champions to the tastes at Bands, Brews, and Que, to the twists of Maze Bar, the party at Club Beach, and beyond.
And don’t forget the music – 3 days and 3 nights of Pure Country. It’s all set on the first-class, world-renowned grounds of Tryon Resort.
ARTISTS (Subject to Change)
TICKETS (prices subject to change, does not include taxes and fees)
2210 US 1
Rockingham, North Carolina 28379
November 17 - 18, 2024 (Midland, Michigan)
2024 Dates TBD
Tailgate 'N Tallboys has now expanded to 5 festivals across four states.
ARTISTS(Lineup and Schedule subject to change)
TICKETS (Subject to change. Does not include taxes and fees)