Avett Brothers to play Merle Fest

Avett Brothers fan who don’t get to see the band perform on New Year’s Eve in Asheville (or heck, even for fans who do make it to the sold-out Thomas Wolfe Auditorium show) get a second chance in May. The band’s sole N.C. date during the first half of 2010 will be at Merle Fest in Wilkesboro, N.C.

The Avett Brothers will close out the 2010 roots music festival with a Sunday, May 2 set at 3:30 p.m. Log on here starting at noon today to purchase pre-sale Sunday-only tickets for the Merle Fest date. (Pssst! The password is: northcarolina.) Pre-sale ends on Monday, Nov. 2.

—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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6 thoughts on “Avett Brothers to play Merle Fest

  1. Alli Marshall

    It’s *Wilkesboro*, and lots of local folks attend this festival. Merle Watson is very important to our readers and that Watson family musical contribution to this area is unquantifiable.

  2. Bugg

    Lots of local people attend Coachella and and the Austin City Limits Festivals each year but I don’t see an announcement when those lineups are announced.

    Also, this entry wasn’t about Watson, this was about the Avetts, who the Xpress waxes poetic about like they are school yard crushes.

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