MerleFest 2023 Volunteer Application

You MUST be 18 by your first scheduled shift to be eligible to volunteer. ALL volunteers must submit a recent photo before application is processed. First time volunteers must submit a $50 deposit via personal check which will be returned after successful completion of ALL scheduled assignments. See information at end of application. Please do not complete this application if you are applying for Stage Crew positions. Stage Crew Volunteers must complete the Stage Crew Volunteer Application only.

Volunteer Information

Shift Preferences

Please select ALL days and times you are available. Pre-festival positions are very limited. If you would like to request a pre-festival time please note that in the 'additional comments' section.

Thursday 04/27/23

Friday 04/28/23

Saturday 04/29/23

Sunday 04/30/23

Location Preferences

Select up to three locations you would like to work. If those locations are full we will place you at locations with availability.

Volunteer Guidelines View PDF

FIRST TIME VOLUNTEER DEPOSIT POLICY - Anyone who has never worked as an individual MerleFest volunteer, or has failed to report to a scheduled volunteer position in previous years without notifying MerleFest, must send a personal check for $50 made out to MerleFest Volunteer to Post Office Box 120, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. Applications for first year volunteers will not be processed until the MerleFest Volunteer Coordinator has received the volunteer deposit. This check will be held until the final day of scheduled shifts. The deposit check and volunteer pin may be picked up at Flattop's Getaway after the successful completion of all scheduled shifts. Checks not picked up will be shredded. Only personal checks will be accepted. No cash, money orders, etc.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS - Notification of cancellation for MerleFest must be received by 5pm EST April 15th. This includes any individual shift cancellations. New volunteers who cancel after that date or fail to successfully complete any volunteer shift, will have their deposit check cashed by MerleFest. Neither new volunteers nor veterans who cancel after April 15th will be considered for volunteer positions the following year.

About the Event

MerleFest is a celebration of ‘traditional plus’ music, a unique mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles.

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Contact Us

Phone (U.S.): (800) 343-7857
Phone (Outside U.S.): (336) 838-6267

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