MerleFest Announces Initial Lineup for 30th Celebration in April 2017 - Mountain Heart Returns to the Watson Stage

Nov 19 | Posted by: Lisa Snedeker

The good folks at MerleFest, which is slated for April 27-30, 2017, have announced the initial lineup for the festival’s 30th anniversary celebration and I am happy to say it’s full of the usual suspects: Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Del McCoury and Peter Rowan. No surprise there as most of these musicians have been involved in the festival since its inception.

I am particularly excited to see Mountain Heart, Front Country, Chatham County Line, Scythian and Swift Creek in the lineup.

Josh Shilling, Mountain Heart’s frontman, is also excited about returning to MerleFest. “We’ve played the festival a few times, but I’m super excited for everyone to see the band’s new configuration,” he says. “The members of Mountain Heart have literally been going to MerleFest since we were old enough to walk. To be returning again to the Watson Stage not only as fans, but as performers, means the world to us. MerleFest is one of the top festivals in the world to experience. The location is gorgeous, the staff is second to none and the lineup of bands and activities are simply unbelievable!”  MORE -

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