The initial lineup for next year’s 2020 has been announced! Set for April 23-26, 2020 in the Wilkesboro, North Carolina foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the festival will feature a who’s who of music and will be headlined by & Family and . Joining them near the top of the billing is The Band, Sam , The Wayback, Donna the Buffalo and much much more.

Scroll down to see the full announcement from the team at the festival including the massive set of artists and pickers already confirmed.

“For over 30 years, one of the major factors that has built and sustained has been the quality of the artists and performances that our guests see over the 4-day festival,” says Ted Hagaman, Festival Director. “People truly feel that the festival is a great value and that is why music fans and families return year after year. We feel that the 2020 lineup again reflects the diversity and quality of performers, and we look forward to another successful festival in April.” The complete lineup for 2020 will be finalized over the next few months.

Today’s lineup announcement includes , , The Band, Sam , , , , , , and the Free Mexican Airforce, , , , , , , , , , , “B” Townes, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and .

Tickets are on sale right away here or by calling 1-800-343-7857. The fest will offer a three-tiered pricing structure and new for MerleFest 2020 is “The Patio at MerleFest.” This ticket-upgrade includes comfortable seating in a covered area with great views of the Watson and Cabin stages, access to the friends and family seating area (formerly named VIP), a deluxe air-conditioned mobile bathroom unit, snacks and beverages, and live video displays from the Watson and Cabin stages. Fans wanting to gain access to this exciting new addition to MerleFest should act quickly, as seating is limited.

Head to the official festival site for all the latest and greatest.

Previous articleThe Who Announces US Spring Tour 2020 Dates
Next articleBob Weir & Wolf Bros Announce Spring 2020 Tour