MerleFest has announced the full lineup for its first ever in September event, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro.

Some of the newest additions include Sturgill Simpson, Johnny Swim, the Milk Carton Kids, and We Banjo 3.

Featured artists this year, Tedeschi-Trucks, LeAnn Rimes, Mavis Staples and Melissa Etheridge.

Others on the schedule include The Cleverlys, Kruger Brothers, John Cowan, Sam Bush, Charles Welch, Mark Bumgarner, Jim Lauderdale, Peter Rowand and many others.

Tickets go on sale Thursday. The festival is September 16-19.

Ticket information and the full schedule can be found online at