Festivals in North Carolina
The following Country Music Festivals are currently being held in 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.
1328 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
September 16 – September 19, 2021 (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!
TICKETS (+ Fees)
Prices change the closer it gets to the Festival
Rows 1-35: $255
Rows 36-56: $230
Patio Seating: $400
4-Day General Admission: $180
3-Day General Admission: $160
Other options available.