Merlefest

shutterstock_503724Got Merlefest tickets for this year’s festival? Are you searching for great group lodging options offered at a fantastic price that are located in a gorgeous spot in the mountains? Cornerstone Banner Elk NC cabins are located in the High Country and offer mountain lodging at its finest for area festivals, concerts and the annual gathering of bluegrass greats in Wilkesboro – Merlefest. We are perfect for groups including larger groups. We can accommodate everyone in our Mountain Lodge, or any of the cozy cabins in Banner Elk at Cornerstone Rentals.

Held the last weekend in April, Merlefest is an annual music festival that began in 1988. It draws HUGE crowds of bluegrass, folk, and Americana music lovers. Concert goers can enjoy the blends of old-time music with contemporary sounds and explore the festival grounds over the 4 day event. Artists usually join together in on-stage jam sessions and impromptu performances leading to some unusual combinations of performers. It’s always a fantastic time. Typically, crowd numbers exceed 79,000. Travel to Merlefest from our Banner Elk cabins is an easy drive to Wilkesboro that take you conveniently through Boone, or you can take the Blue Ridge Parkway to Hwy 421 in Deep Gap.

Past acts have included Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Earl Scruggs, John Prine, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Lyle Lovett, The Doobie Brothers, Robert Plant, The Avett Brothers, Steve Martin, Zac Brown Band, and Dierks Bentley.

Click to check out our affordable rates and the different cabins in Banner Elk at our location. We always welcome Merlefest festival goers and groups. We are nearby to all of the fun things to do in Banner Elk and great mountain attractions including Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls and Moses Cone Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway. You’ll have a fantastic time exploring the High Country and spending time together at the Merlefest Festival in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.