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Merlefest 2003 Set For April 24-27

Merlefest 2003, heading into its 16th year, will celebrate of the life and work of bluegrass great Doc Watson and his late son, Merle Watson on April 24-27 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC. Among the 84 artists confirmed to perform are Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Bruce Hornsby, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Asleep At The Wheel, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky
Thunder, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, the Del McCoury Band,
the Whites, and others. A 75th birthday jam for
fiddler Vassar Clements and a tribute to women in bluegrass
also are planned.