Breaking Down Merlefest

Season 6, Episode 6 March 8, 2023 39m

Brad SteinerBarry CourterLord Taco

How MerleFest managed to become a favorite event for artists and families alike

On this episode of The What Podcast, hosts Brad, Barry, and Lord Taco take a break from Roo news to dive into Merlefest, one of the oldest, biggest, and coolest family-friendly festivals on the circuit.

The crew is joined by Merlefest's Artist Relations Manager Lindsay Craven, who chats with them about how the festival has grown to become a favorite of family audiences and artists alike. They also talk about this year's event, which features Brothers of a Feather with Chris and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, The Avett Brothers, Maren Morris, Nickel Creek, and more.

Listen above as Lindsay Craven enlightens Brad, Barry, and Lord Taco about the inner workings of Merlefest. You can also watch the full discussion below via YouTube. Also, remember to like, review, and subscribe to The What wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows, and snag our "Radiate Positivity" T-shirt on the Consequence Shop.

Topic: MerleFest

Guest: Lindsay Craven

  1. Topics
  2. MerleFest
  1. Guests
  2. Lindsay Craven
  1. Seasons
  2. Season 6
  1. Hosts
  2. Brad Steiner
  3. Barry Courter
  4. Lord Taco
In this episode
11:15How would you describe MerleFest, the three-day festival in North Carolina held each April? And, what are they doing so right that bands call them asking to be on the lineup?
17:45Bonnaroo fans often poing to 2020 as the best lineup that never happened, but MerleFest in North Carolina also had a pretty stellar schedule planned. Can you guess who was on the bill that COVID shut down?

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