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Music lovers are gearing up for MerleFest, which will kick off five days of foot stomping music from multiple genres. The popular festival will bring music fans from around the world for the annual pilgrimage to Wilkesboro, North Carolina, for one of the country’s most beloved weekends of live music, MerleFest, presented by Window World.

The festival announced its final round of artist additions for the weekend of April 28 – May 1, 2022, including award-winning, Grand Ole Opry member Josh Turner, eclectically influenced trio, The Wood Brothers, Durand Jones & The Indications’ modern soul revue, and more.

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In addition to the previously mentioned headliners, MerleFest will also feature the following big name artists to the 2022 lineup: Old Crow Medicine Show, Emmylou Harris, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jim Lauderdale, along with many other artists from multiple genres. The Late Night Jam theme spotlights the ‘60s and ‘70s folk-rock revolution.

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Little pickers and their families will be glad to know that Andy May’s Acoustic Kids is returning to MerleFest after a brief hiatus, featuring three 1.5-hour showcases and a 25-minute Acoustic Kids Ambassadors set. “We are thrilled to give music fans our final artist additions for MerleFest 2022,” says Festival Director, Wes Whitson. “And I’m especially pleased to welcome our Acoustic Kids program back to Wilkes Community College to continue our tradition of being a family-friendly event for music fans of all ages.”

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Tickets for the festival are on sale now and may be purchased at or by calling 1-800-343-7857. To volunteer, visit to sign up. Acoustic Kids registration is open now and runs until March 19th.