Ticket Sales Brisk for MerleFest

MerleFest 2002 sold 2,522 of 4,220 assigned seats during the first three days of availability, Nov. 13-15. Set for April 25-28 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C., the event celebrates the music of the late Merle Watson and his father, Doc Watson. Patty Loveless, Earl Scruggs and Nickel Creek are among the artists in the lineup. Call 1-800-343-7857 in the U.S. or 336-838-6267 outside the U.S. to buy tickets. 11/27/01