MerleFest, presented by Window World, is pleased to share that artists and friends alike will join us in honoring music legend Doc Watson during the week of May 25 – 29, 2020. A list of artists participating each day is below.
Doc Watson passed away on May 29, 2012. MerleFest artist relations manager Lindsay Craven reached out to see if some artists would like to share a special song and a memory of Doc Watson. “The response was amazing,” she said. “We have over 60 artists that have taken time to record a video and send in a song for us to share with our fans.It was only fitting to call this remembrance #DocWatsonWeek.” The event will close out with Doc’s final performance on the Creekside Stage in 2012.
To view the event, you can tune into MerleFest’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts during the week. The videos will go out each hour, starting at 9 a.m. The links to the social media channels are below.
#DocWatsonWeek Schedule
Monday, May 25:1. Joe Smothers2. One Fret Over3. Cordovas4. Sweet Potato Pie5. Piedmont Bluz6. Hogslop String Band7. Happy Traum8. Kelsey Waldon9. Mary Flower10. Chatham Rabbits11. Chatham County Line12. Tara Nevins with Richie Stearns13. Tommy Emmanuel & Jason Isbell

Thursday, May 28:1. The Barefoot Movement2. Kathy Mattea3. Charles Welch4. Mitch Greenhill5. None of the Above6. Presley Barker7. Paul Thorn8. Jody Carroll9. Billy Strings10. Wayne Henderson11. Amythyst Kiah12. Sierra Hull13. Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Tuesday, May 26:1. Kevin Russell of Shinyribs2. Iron Horse Bluegrass3. Steep Canyon Rangers4. Williams Brothers5. James Nash of The Waybacks6. Cane Mill Road7. Alison Brown8. Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley9. Local Boys10. Pete Wernick11. Jerry Douglas (Tennessee Stud)12. Peter Rowan13. Andy MayFriday, May 29:1. The Steel Wheels2. Brothers Egg3. Sierra Ferrell4. Mark Bumgarner5. Wyld Fern6. Jim Lauderdale7. Anna Lynch8. Fireside Collective9. Sam Bush10. John McEuen11. Jerry Douglas (Watson’s Blues)12. Doc WatsonWednesday, May 27:1. Terrapin Creek2. David Holt3. Bill & The Belles4. Kruger Brothers5. Robbie Fulks6. Tony Williamson7. Dennis Stroughmatt with Creole Stomp8. Gangstagrass9. Nefesh Mountain10. Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass11. T. Michael Coleman12. Scythian13. Carol Rifkin