Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas have been added to the MerleFest 25 lineup as the festival’s closing performance. MerleFest 25 will take place April 26-29 on the Wilkes Community College campus in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Held in memory of Eddy Merle Watson, son of Doc Watson, MerleFest is the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, which funds scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.
Alison has performed at MerleFest numerous times, most recently in 2007. Jerry Douglas has performed at every MerleFest with this year’s performance marking his 25th appearance at the festival. More than 90 artists are scheduled to perform on 14 stages throughout the weekend, including Marty Stuart, Sierra Hull, Sam Bush, Dailey & Vincent, and the Punch Brothers. A complete list of performers is available at www.merlefest.org.