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The Caverns Sponsors MerleFest’s Late Nite Jam Hosted by Hogslop String Band

Going to MerleFest this year? The Caverns is the sponsor of the fan-favorite Late Night Jam on Saturday, April 30th from 10:30p until 12:30a ET at Wilkes Community College's 1,100-seat Walker Center. The Waybacks, Jim Lauderdale, Allison Russell, Kaia Kater, Donna The Buffalo, Kruger Brothers, and Caleb Caudle will join jam hosts Hogslop String Band to explore the theme of this year’s jam: “The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Songs from the 60’s and 70’s Folk-Rock Revolution.” If you're there, be sure to stop by our table and say Hi—we'll have some free stickers available while supplies last!

Tickets for this year’s festival are on sale now and may be purchased at or by calling 1-800-343-7857. To attend the Late Nite Jam, an add on ticket purchase is required.

About Hopslop String Band

​​Staying true to tradition and maintaining a certain irreverent attitude are qualities that rarely go hand-in-hand. Nevertheless, Hogslop String Band has overcome those obstacles by keeping their hands enmeshed in bluegrass basics and a string band sensibility, while also pursuing a sound that identifies them as both punks and purists. It’s an unlikely combination, but given the talents of singer and fiddler Kevin Martin, guitarist, harmonica player and singer Gabriel Kelley, mandolin player and singer Will Harrison, banjo player and singer Daniel Binkley, and bassist and all-round entertainer Pickle, they pull it off with astute aplomb. The name alone hints at their wacky ways, but catching them live offers an ideal example of how this band stands out in any number of ways.

The Full MerleFest 2022 Lineup Includes These Great Artists

The Wood Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, Old Crow Medicine Show, Emmylou Harris, Josh Turner, Trampled By Turtles, Colin Hay, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, We Banjo 3, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jim Lauderdale, Alison Brown, Allison Russell, Durand Jones & The Indications, Andy May, Arlo McKinley, Banknotes, Barbaro, Big Daddy Love, Caleb Caudle, Carol Rifkin, Charles Welch, Damn Tall Buildings, Darrell Scott, David Childers and The Serpents, Desure, Donna the Buffalo, Dr. Bacon, Eli Yacinthe, Happy Traum, Hogslop String Band, Jack Lawrence, Jake Blount, Jeff Little Trio, Joe Smothers, Kaia Kater, Kruger Brothers, Laura Boosinger, Mark Bumgarner, Mitch Greenhill, Nat Myers, Pete & Joan Wernick, Presley Barker, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Rissi Palmer, Roy Book Binder, Scythian, Shannon McNally, Shay Martin Lovette, Sister Sadie, T. Michael Coleman, Tenille Townes, The Arcadian Wild, The Contenders, The InterACTive Theatre of Jef, The Local Boys, The Steel Wheels, The Waybacks, Time Sawyer, Tony Williamson, Tray Wellington, Wayne Henderson, and 49 Winchester.