MerleFest Day #1 – Thursday’s Must-Sees!

Last year Ashley Heath & Her Heathens won the MerleFest band competition, and tonight they will be rocking the Cabin Stage at 8:00PM!  Get yourself a dose of Ashley’s soulful, bluesy pipes, backed by the sweet, funky grooves of her Heathens.  From right up the road in Asheville, this foursome will make you scrunch up your face and nod your head in that way we all do when something real stanky and good hits our eardrums and travels way down to camp out in our bellies–be ready to feel all the feels!

If you can’t make it out tonight, Ashley Heath & her Heathens will be back on Friday to grace the Americana stage at 1:30PM.  Don’t miss it!

Nothing quite gets my heart racing like a group of talented artists gathered around a single microphone, playing traditional acoustic instruments and releasing angelic harmonies that weave together so intricately, much like the colorful quilt fabrics laid carefully on the lawn, ready for an afternoon of outdoor music. Festival favorite  Chatham County Line returns to MerleFest yet again for what will surely be a breathtaking performance on the main Watson Stage today at 3:00PM.  These southern gentlemen will then head over to the Autograph Tent at 5:00PM for a bit of fan interaction, so don’t miss your chance to tell them how much their music means to you!

No doubt Dave, John, Chandler and Greg will be singing some of their popular hits alongside new music off of their most recent LP, Sharing the Covers.   If you can’t make it out today, the boys will be hanging around all weekend for performances on the Walker Center Stage – Friday at 2:00PM and Saturday at 10:30PM for the infamous Late Night Jam!  Note, the Late Night Jam requires an additional ticket (purchase here).

It looks like a beautiful, first day of MerleFest 2019! Enjoy the great outdoors and awesome music!

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