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Greensky Bluegrass, Mavis Staples joins MerleFest line-up

Monday, February 10, 2020 – Greensky Bluegrass and Mavis Staples are among the final additions to the MerleFest line-up, it was announced today.

Paul Thorn, Cane Mill Road, Sweet Potato Pie, The Barefoot Movement, Nefesh Mountain, and Smitty and the Jumpstarters also were added to the fest, coming April 23-26 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C.

The line-up already includes Willie Nelson & Family, Alison Krauss, John Prine, Melissa Etheridge, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Jerry Douglas Band, Sam Bush, Billy Strings, The Marcus King Band and Jim Lauderdale.

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