At the Lovill House Inn bed and breakfast, we know the value of culture. The Appalachian Region is rich with it. From music to history to crafts, you can’t turn a corner in the High Country without finding something truly unique to the area. That’s why the High Country hosts one of the largest Appalachian “traditional plus” music festivals in America. Merlefest this year is April 27th-30th, and why not stay in the best bed and breakfast Blowing Rock and Boone have to offer.
Merlefest began in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson, son of Appalachian music legend Doc Watson. The term “traditional plus” came from Doc himself, stating when he and his son first began playing together, they played mostly traditional music of the Appalachian region plus whatever other style they felt like playing at the time. The festival acts as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and features artists on 13 different stages for 4 days.
This year’s lineup features artists both local and from around the US. With nearly 100 artists, it’s obvious how this festival could be so highly regarded among music fans young and old. Toward the end of April, watch for tour busses rolling in as names like The Avett Brothers, James Taylor, Bela Fleck, and Zac Brown Band prepare to take stage at Merlefest. Tickets are selling fast, make sure you get yours before time runs out.
When you purchase your tickets for the music festival, book your stay for your trip with the best bed and breakfast Blowing Rock and Boone have to offer. Located just outside of downtown Boone, we are convenient to food, shopping, and entertainment. Choose from a number of our magnificent rooms and feel right at home on the vacation of our dreams. Call us today to find out more about availability for Merlefest weekend.