Festivals in North Carolina
The following Country Music Festivals are currently being held in North Carolina
- Night in the Country Carolinas in Mills Creek, North Carolina
- MerleFest in Wilkesboro, 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.
August 25 - August 27, 202 2(Mills Creek, North Carolina)
New in 2021. A sister event to Night in the Country Nevada.
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)
Thursday, August 25: Darius Rucker, Jimmie Allen, Travis Denning, Morgan Wade
Friday, August 26: Jon Pardi, Jameson Rodgers, Lainey Wilson, Randall King, Cody Canada & the Departed
Saturday, August 27: Dierks Bentley, Ashley McBryde, Aaron Watson, Cody Canada & the Departed
TICKETS (prices subject to change, does not include taxes and fees)
General Admission: $160
Super Fan: $260
Club 828: $800
Ultimate Experience: $1400
Country Cabana: $15,000
1328 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
April 28 - May 1, 2022 (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 28: Donna the Buffalo, Banknotes, Pete and Joan Wernick, Roy Book Binder
Friday, April 29: Greensky Bluegrass, Peter Rowan, Jim Lauderdale, Scythian, Donna the Buffalo,
Rissi Palmer, The Waybacks, Kruger Brothers, Carol Rifkin, Happy Traum, The InterACTive Theater of Jef,
Joe Smothers, Laura Boosinger, Pete and Joan Wernick, Presley Barker, Wayne Henderson
Saturday, April 30: Sam Bush Band, Peter Rowan, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Scythian,
Donna the Buffalo, The Earls of Leicester, The Waybacks, Kruger Brothers, Andy May, Carol Rifkin,
Charles Welch, Happy Traum, The InterACTive Theater of Jef, Jack Lawrence, Jeff Little Trio, Joe Smothers,
Laura Boosinger, The Local Boys, Mark Bumgarner, Mitch Greenhill & Mitch's Kitchen, Pete and Joan Wernick,
Roy Book Binder, T. Michael Coleman, Tony Williamson, Wayne Henderson
Sunday, May 1: Emmylou Harris, Jim Lauderdale, Scythian, Andy May, The InterACTive Theater of Jef,
Jeff Little Trio, Laura Boosinger, The Local Boys, Pete and Joan Wernick, Wayne Henderson
TICKETS (prices subject to change: does not include taxes and fees)
4-Day Reserved (Rows 1-35): $280
4-Day Reserved (Rows 36-53): $255
4-Day Patio Seating: $500
4-Day General: $205
3-Day General: $185