MerleFest Sets Attendance Record with 82,666

MerleFest, a four-day music event in Wilkesboro, N.C., broke attendance records last week with 82,666 people. Alison Krauss & Union Station, Loretta Lynn, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder were among the 100 country or bluegrass artists who played the festival. Last year’s event attracted a crowd of 81,592.