Sharing the same stages as The Kruger Brothers, Peter Rowan, T. Michael Coleman, Jack Lawrence, David Holt, The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, and many others, the BHoppers performed 3 sets on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Approximately 80,000 people attended the festival.
Merlefest began in 1988 to honor the memory of Merle Watson, Doc Watson's son who died in a tractor accident in 1985. The festival was to be a one-time event to raise money for a garden at Wilkes Community College but became a huge success. The festival is considered one of the largest Americana/bluegrass/old-time music festivals in the world.
We thank Merlefest staff, including Steve Johnson, who treated us and all of the bands royally and we thank all of our fans for coming to our shows!