MerleFest 2020 Cancelled in Response To Coronavirus (Covid-19)

17/03/2020

In response to directives from NORTH CAROLINA Governor ROY COOPER and growing concerns about the spread of the NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), WILKES COUNTY officials have cancelled all mass gatherings of more than 100 people through the end of APRIL. Consequently, MERLEFEST 2020 has been cancelled. The event had been set for APRIL 23-26 in WILKESBORO, NC.

Scheduled performers had included WILLIE NELSON, ALISON KRAUSS, JOHN PRINE, MAVIS STAPLES, JIM LAUDERDALE, MELISSA ETHERIDGE and many more.

 

“While this decision is disappointing for all of us, we fully support the directive from our county officials. The health, safety, and well-being of all involved with MERLEFEST is, and always will be, our primary concern,” says TED HAGAMAN, festival director.  

MERLEFEST serves as the largest fundraising event in support of the students of WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE. The WCC FOUNDATION, which plans and manages the festival each year, has already incurred significant costs in the lead up to MERLEFEST 2020. With this in mind they are asking for fans to consider converting their festival purchase this year to a 100% tax deductible donation. 

MERLEFEST will be offering three options for those who have purchased 2020 tickets through the official MERLEFEST ticketing system: 

Option 1- Convert your purchase to a donation. 

Option 2- Roll your tickets forward to 2021.

Option 3- Refund -- all refunds must be requested by APRIL 15th.   

Learn more here


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