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Merlefest Honoring Doc Watson Just a Week Away

Doc WatsonWilkesboro, NC -- Preparations are well underway for MerleFest 2013, presented by Lowe’s, which officially begins next Thursday, April 25, and runs through Sunday, April 28, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. When MerleFest kicks off on Thursday afternoon, it will be a bittersweet moment. For the first time in its 26 years, MerleFest will take place without beloved music icon Doc Watson, who passed away on May 29, 2012.

2013 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Poster Announced

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 13th PosterKnoxville based, one-man-band graphic design firm Status Serigraph was chosen to produce Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion's 13th annual poster. Each individual poster is screen-printed by hand and is inked with a metallic sheen.

Bristol Rhythm 2013 Line-Up Announced

Bluegrass MastersBristol, TN/VA -- The Birthplace of Country Music® is truly "writing the next verse" with a Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion line-up of some of the best songwriters and artists performing today...and at least one headlining mystery act yet to be announced.

MerleFest 2013 to Feature Special Tributes to Doc Watson

Doc WatsonWilkesboro, NC -- When MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 25-28, 2013, kicks off on Thursday afternoon, it will be a bittersweet moment. The four-day event, an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. But for the first time in its 26 years, MerleFest will take place without beloved music icon Doc Watson, who passed away on May 29, 2012.

Award Winning Bluegrass Artist Claire Lynch is Day 4 BRRR Band

Claire Lynch BandClaire Lynch is a two-time winner of the IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year and Grammy nominee. In the world of Bluegrass, she has long been recognized as a creative force in acoustic music and at the forefront of women who have expanded the genre. Most recently, Lynch was awarded one of the 50 USA Fellowships from United States Artists (USA). With only seven awards going to musicians this year, the 2012 USA Fellows represent the most innovative and influential artists in their fields – including cutting-edge thinkers and traditional practitioners from the fields of architecture and design, crafts and traditional arts, dance, literature, media, music, theatre arts, and visual arts.

Autumn Family Adventure During Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival 2012Hiawassee, GA – With its mild temperatures and colorful fall foliage the North Georgia Mountains provide a perfect fall escape, and from October 12-21, the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds will host an ideal family adventure. For 10 days, the Fairgrounds will be filled with arts & crafts, history, music and excitement during the annual Georgia Mountain Fall Festival. For a complete list of scheduled activities, discounted admission days and musical performances, visit www.GeorgiaMountainFairgrounds.com

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