CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Festivities to mark the 25th anniversary of the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC Chapel Hill will culminate with a concert by Merle Haggard and Tift Merritt.
The festival is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday. Events begin Thursday with a dinner and an all-star benefit concert that includes Merritt.
Also Thursday, Wilson Library will host a retrospective exhibit that highlights the history, collections and work of the Southern Folklife Collection. Friday’s schedule includes a New Orleans brass band symposium.
Haggard and Merritt will perform Saturday in Memorial Hall on campus. Haggard is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, while Merritt is a North Carolina native who attended UNC Chapel Hill.
The Southern Folklife Collection opened in 1989 and is an archive dedicated to collecting and preserving cultural heritage.
Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.