Alison Krauss, Pam Tillis Among MerleFest Performers

Alison Krauss and Pam Tillis are among the performers at the 20th annual MerleFest music festival currently underway in Wilkesboro, N.C. Last year, the acoustic-oriented event drew 82,640 people to the Wilkes Community College campus. This year’s lineup also includes Blue Highway, Sam Bush, Cherryholmes, Elvis Costello, the Del McCoury Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Earl Scruggs and festival founder Doc Watson, among many others. The four-day festival, which concludes Sunday (April 29), is a tribute to the memory of Watson’s late son, Merle.