This year, MerleFest celebrated its 30th anniversary with over 80 bands, including James Taylor, Zac Brown Band, The Avett Brothers, Transatlantic Sessions, Tift Merritt and Steep Canyon Rangers, to name a few.

MerleFest is held at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC, and was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser to support the college. Learn more about MerleFest in the videos below.

Learn More about MerleFest

NC Now: The Economic Impact of MerleFest

NC Weekend: MerleFest 2013