Zac Brown Band to Headline MerleFest 2017 - Mountain Heart Returns to Main Stage

Nov 17 | Posted by: Robert Crawford

MerleFest turns 30 years old next April, and the springtime roots-music summit is pulling out the big guns for its 2017 edition.

Topping next year's lineup is mainstream country juggernaut Zac Brown Band, whose members will leave their amplifiers at home and, in keeping with the festival's bluegrass roots, perform an acoustic set. Bluegrass traditionalist Del McCoury, Americana journeyman Jim Lauderdale, Newgrass pioneer Sam Bush, Dobro master Jerry Douglas, road warrior Peter Rowan and acoustic innovators Mountain Heart will also perform during the festival weekend, which launches April 27th and runs until the 30th. As always, the shows will take place at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, nestled into the same Blue Ridge Mountain foothills that helped inspire much of America's folk music tradition...MORE:  http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/zac-brown-band-to-headline-merlefest-2017-w450979

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