We're a major sponsor of MerleFest this year

We decided to spend some of our marketing funds across the mountains in North Carolina this year.  We have online programs and scholarship programs targeted for border states.  We'll hand out ETSU merchandise listing our School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach website and see if our visits increase.  This is from the High Country Press, where high refers to the elevation, not the mental state of the MerleFest audience.

MerleFest Adds Patrick Simmons, Darrell Scott & John Cowan Performance to Friday’s Schedule
A performance from a trio of stellar artists – Patrick Simmons, Darrell Scott & John Cowan – has been added to the Friday night schedule of MerleFest 25, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 26-29.

This star-filled addition to the festival lineup is announced as fans can still take advantage of the early bird ticket discount, available through March 12, 2012. Ticket purchases for MerleFest 25 can be made on the web at http://www.merlefest.org/ or by calling 1-800-343-7857.

MerleFest is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, gathering to celebrate the memory of musician Eddy Merle Watson, beloved son of American music icon Doc Watson. The festival hosts over 90 artists, performing on 14 stages during the course of the four-day event. A complete list of confirmed performers is available at http://www.merlefest.org/.

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