Doc Watson's Concert History

Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson (March 3, 1923, Deep Gap, North Carolina – May 29, 2012, Winston-Salem, North Carolina) was a guitar player, banjo player, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Oct 01, 2010 –
Oct 03, 2010
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2010   Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
Apr 30, 2010 –
May 02, 2010
Merlefest  
Doc Watson / Donna the Buffalo / Elvis Costello / Sam Bush Band / The Avett Brothers / Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers / Dierks Bentley and the Traveling McCourys / Cadillac Sky / The Waybacks / Bob Weir / Peter Rowan / The Lee Boys / W.P.A. / Little Feat
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 29, 2010 –
May 02, 2010
MerleFest 2010   Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC
Mar 19, 2010 Doc Watson   Edgecombe Community College Tarboro, NC
Apr 24, 2009 –
Apr 26, 2009
Merlefest
Doc Watson / The Duhks / The Waybacks / Del McCoury Band / The SteelDrivers / Cadillac Sky / Sam Bush Band / Emmylou Harris / Carolina Chocolate Drops / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Linda Ronstadt
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 24, 2009 –
Apr 26, 2009
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2009  
Better Than Ezra / Spoon / Kinky / Bonnie Raitt / The O'Jays / Neil Young / Earth, Wind & Fire / Preservation Hall Jazz Band / Kings Of Leon / Dave Matthews Band / Wilco / Cowboy Mouth / Common / Bon Jovi / Rebirth Brass Band / Sugarland / Galactic / Allen Toussaint / Del McCoury Band / Dirty Dozen Brass Band / Erykah Badu / Joe Cocker / Jakob Dylan / The Soul Rebels / Dumpstaphunk / Patty Griffin / Esperanza Spalding / Emmylou Harris / Big Sam's Funky Nation / Marc Broussard / Tony Bennett / James Taylor / Los Lobos / Doc Watson / The Subdudes / Ben Harper / Solomon Burke / The Neville Brothers / Buckwheat Zydeco / Buddy Guy / John Mayall / Guy Clark / Dr. John / John Boutte / Irvin Mayfield / The Whispers / The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra / Wynton Marsalis / Chuck Brown / Snooks Eaglin / The Rance Allen Group / Kind Of Blue / Julian Marley & The Uprising Band
New Orleans Fair Grounds and Racetrack New Orleans, LA
Apr 24, 2009 –
Apr 26, 2009
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2009  
Better Than Ezra / Spoon / Kinky / Bonnie Raitt / The O'Jays / Neil Young / Earth, Wind & Fire / Preservation Hall Jazz Band / Kings Of Leon / Dave Matthews Band / Wilco / Cowboy Mouth / Common / Bon Jovi / Rebirth Brass Band / Sugarland / Galactic / Allen Toussaint / Del McCoury Band / Dirty Dozen Brass Band / Erykah Badu / Joe Cocker / Jakob Dylan / The Soul Rebels / Dumpstaphunk / Patty Griffin / Esperanza Spalding / Emmylou Harris / Big Sam's Funky Nation / Marc Broussard / Tony Bennett / James Taylor / Los Lobos / Doc Watson / The Subdudes / Ben Harper / Solomon Burke / The Neville Brothers / Buckwheat Zydeco / Buddy Guy / John Mayall / Guy Clark / Dr. John / John Boutte / Irvin Mayfield / The Whispers / The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra / Wynton Marsalis / Chuck Brown / Snooks Eaglin / The Rance Allen Group / Kind Of Blue / Julian Marley & The Uprising Band
Unknown venue New Orleans, LA
Apr 23, 2009 Emmylou Harris / Bearfoot / Tony Williamson / Tom, Brad And Alice / The Krüger Brothers / Jimmy "Duck" Holmes / Los Camperos De Nati Cano / Andy May / Clack Mountain String Band / Circuit Riders / Clint Howard / Spring Creek Bluegrass Band / The A... Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 25, 2008 –
Apr 27, 2008
Merlefest  
Hot Buttered Rum / Doc Watson / Carolina Chocolate Drops / Sam Bush Band / The Waifs / The Waybacks / The Avett Brothers / The Levon Helm Band / Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby / Dan Tyminski / Sierra Hull and Highway 101 / Solas / Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn / Peter Rowan / Jerry Douglas / Tim O'Brien
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 27, 2007 –
Apr 29, 2007
Merlefest
Doc Watson / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Elvis Costello with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Jim Lauderdale / The Carolina Chocolate Drops / Jerry Douglas Band / The Duhks / Donna the Buffalo / Steep Canyon Rangers / John Cowan Band / The Infamous Stringdusters / The Waybacks / Sam Bush Band / Alison Krauss and Union Station Tony Rice Tribute / Bela Fleck / Crooked Still / Darrell Scott / Del McCoury Band / Pam Tillis and Friends / Bryan Sutton and Chris Eldridge / Toubab Krewe
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 28, 2006 –
Apr 30, 2006
Merlefest  
The Avett Brothers / Steep Canyon Rangers / Laura Love Band / The Duhks / Peter Rowan Quartet / John Cowan Band / Darrell Scott / David Bromberg Quartet / Nickel Creek / The Ditty Bops / Doc Watson / Guy Clark With Verlon Thompson / Guy Clark / The Lee Boys / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Sam Bush Band / The Grascals / Emmylou Harris / Bela Fleck and the Flecktones / The Waybacks and Bob Weir / Robert Earl Keen / Rory Block / Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 27, 2006 –
Apr 30, 2006
MerleFest 2006  
The Avett Brothers / Emmylou Harris / Gillian Welch / John Prine / Nickel Creek / Robert Earl Keen / Jerry Douglas / Béla Fleck and the Flecktones / Hot Tuna / Slaid Cleaves / Sam Bush / The Mammals / Steep Canyon Rangers / Chatham County Line / The Duhks / Darrell Scott / Eliza Gilkyson / David Bromberg / Jim Lauderdale / Rory Block / Doc Watson / Peter Rowan / The Dillards / The Grascals / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Tony Rice Unit / Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez / The Waybacks / Feufollet / The Lee Boys / The Wilders / Caitlin Cary and Thad Cockrell / John Cowan Band / The Biscuit Burners / Guy Clark With Verlon Thompson / Alison Brown Quartet / The Angel Band / David Bromberg Quartet / The Laura Love Band / Pete and Joan Wernick / Blue Country Heart
Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 29, 2005 –
May 01, 2005
Merlefest
Sam Bush Band / Railroad Earth / Bela Fleck / Jerry Douglas Band / The Duhks / The Waybacks / Tony Rice Unit / Peter Rowan Quartet / The Greencards / The Wayfaring Strangers / Rodney Crowell / Peter Rowan and Richard Greene / Del McCoury Band / Doc Watson / Tim and Mollie O'Brien / Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder / Darrell Scott Band / Donna the Buffalo / Alison Krauss and Union Station / Allison Moorer / BR-549 / Hayes Carll
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Feb 20, 2005 Doc Watson Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Jun 12, 2004 Bonnaroo 2004 Day 2   Great Stage Park Manchester, TN
Jun 12, 2004 Bonnaroo   The Farm Manchester, TN
Apr 25, 2003 –
Apr 27, 2003
Merlefest
Doc Watson / Norman And Nancy Blake / Sam Bush Band / Guy Clark / Vassar Clements / Donna the Buffalo / Bela Fleck and the Flecktones / Emmylou Harris / Hot Rize / Donnell Leahy / Del McCoury Band / Mountain Heart / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / The Rowan Brothers / Peter Rowan / Darrell Scott / Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder / The Waybacks / Jimmy Dale Gilmore
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Jun 15, 2002 Doc Watson Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
May 13, 2002 –
Apr 27, 2002
Merlefest
Doc Watson / Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas / Earl Scruggs and Friends / Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 26, 2002 –
Apr 28, 2002
Merlefest  
Sam Bush Band / Gillian Welch & David Rawlings / Peter Rowan And Crucial Reggae / Earl Scruggs / Doc Watson / Pete and Joan Wernick / Railroad Earth / John Cowan Band / Alison Brown Quartet / Nickel Creek / The Jim Lauderdale Band / Alison Krauss and Union Station / Sam Bush and Tony Rice / Jerry Douglas Band / Donnell Leahy / Yonder Mountain String Band / patty loveless / The Larry Keel Experience / Peter Rowan's Texas Trio
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 27, 2001 –
Apr 29, 2001
Merlefest
Doc Watson / John Cowan Band / Rhonda Vincent And The Rage / Nickel Creek / Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder / Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas / Out of the Woodwork with Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson / Tara Nevins and Friends / Peter Rowan / Jim Lauderdale / Del McCoury Band / Lonesome River Band / Sam Bush Band / Peter Rowan and the Texas Trio / Donna the Buffalo / New Orleans Klezmer Allstars / Peter Rowan and Tony Rice / Rory Block / Vassar Clements / Earl Scruggs / mary chapin carpenter / Jon Randall / Dolly Parton / Tim O'brien And Darrell Scott
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 26, 2001 –
Apr 29, 2001
Merle Fest 2001
Del McCoury Band / Jerry Douglas / Doc Watson / David Grisman Quintet / Sam Bush Band / John Cowan Band / Jack Lawrence / T. Michael Coleman / Bela Fleck & The Flecktones / Richard Watson
Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 28, 2000 –
Apr 30, 2000
Merlefest
Tim O'brien And Darrell Scott / Doc Watson / Nanci Griffith and the Blue Moon Orchestra / Gillian Welch & David Rawlings / Sam Bush Band / Tara Nevins and Friends / Donna the Buffalo / String Cheese Incident and Peter Rowan / John Hartford Band / Rhonda Vincent And The Rage / Peter Rowan and the Free Mexican Airforce / Acoustic Syndicate / Laura Love Band / Natalie MacMaster / John Cowan Band / Nickel Creek / Tish Hinojosa Band
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 13, 2000 –
Apr 17, 2000
MerleFest 2000
Willie Nelson / Old Crow Medicine Show / Nickel Creek / The String Cheese Incident / Tony Rice / Donna the Buffalo / Gillian Welch and David Rawlings / Doc Watson / Philip Aaberg / Tish Hinojosa / Acoustic Syndicate / Rhonda Vincent And The Rage / John Hartford / Billy Jonas / David Holt / The Freight Hoppers / John Cowan Band / Backstreet / Chesapeake / Alice Gerrard / Alison Brown Quartet / Sam Bush Band / Phil Jamieson / Roy Book Binder / Algia Mae Hinton / Nanci Griffith and the Blue Moon Orchestra / Scott Ainslie / Jerry Douglas Band / Richard Watson / Howard Armstrong / Jamie Hartford Band / HARRIS BROTHERS / Etta Baker / Iiird Time Out / Little Pink Anderson / Bob Hill / Anger/Marshall Band / Double Decker Stringband / T. Michael Coleman / Rick Hubbard
Wilkesboro, NC
Dec 11, 1999 Doc Watson Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Apr 30, 1999 –
May 02, 1999
Merlefest  
Earl Scruggs / Jorma Kaukonen Trio / Peter Rowan / Donna the Buffalo / Seldom Scene / Del McCoury Band / Mollie O'Brien / Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder / Tony Rice / Doc Watson / Bela Fleck and the Flecktones / Nickel Creek / Lonesome River Band / Jerry Douglas Band / Blue Highway / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Sam Bush Band / Kruger Brothers / Psychograss / Ralph Blizzard & New Southern Ramblers / Lucinda Williams / The Rankins
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Aug 16, 1998 Doc Watson / David Grisman Champoeg State Park Amphitheatre St. Paul, OR
Apr 25, 1998 –
Apr 27, 1998
Merlefest
Doc Watson / Sam Bush Band / Donna the Buffalo / Hot Rize / Red Knuckles And The Trailblazers / Leftover Salmon / Gillian Welch & David Rawlings / Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Del McCoury Band / Chris Thile / Ricky Skaggs
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 23, 1998 –
Apr 26, 1998
Merle Fest '98  
Del McCoury Band / Leftover Salmon / Gillian Welch & David Rawlings / Natalie MacMaster / Jerry Douglas / Doc Watson / Hot Rize / Tony Rice / Peter Rowan / Red Knuckles And The Trailblazers / Sam Bush Band / Guy Clark / Darol Anger
Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC
Nov 14, 1997 Doc Watson Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
Oct 08, 1997 Doc Watson / David Grisman Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Apr 25, 1997 –
Apr 27, 1997
Merlefest  
Alison Krauss and Union Station / Bela Fleck and the Flecktones / Dixie Chicks / Emmylou Harris / The Rankin Family / Sam Bush / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Marty Stuart / Doc Watson / Tony Rice / Peter Rowan and Crucial Country / Steve Earle and Guy Clark
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 27, 1995 –
Apr 30, 1995
Merle Fest '95
Del McCoury Band / Gillian Welch & David Rawlings / Jerry Douglas / Doc Watson / Ricky Skaggs / Seldom Scene / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Bela Fleck & The Flecktones / The Tony Rice Unit / Peter Rowan and the Rowan Brothers / John Hartford / Chris Thile & The Nickel Creek Band / Mac Wiseman / Dr. Pete Wernick & The Live Five / Chesapeake / Etta Baker / Tim & Mollie O'Brien & The O'Boys
Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 27, 1995 –
Apr 30, 1995
8th Annual Merle Fest
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings / Del McCoury Band / Bela Fleck & The Flecktones / Nickel Creek / Tony Rice Unit / Sam Bush Band / Leftover Salmon / Doc Watson / Doc Watson and Jack Lawrence
Wilkesboro Community College Wilkesboro, NC
Dec 06, 1991 Doc Watson / Cedar Hill Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Jul 10, 1988 Doc Watson / Seldom Scene / Hot Rize   Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
May 10, 1985 Blue grass kickoff
George atkins / Doc Watson
Bluegrass kick [email protected] American sportsman campground Islsle of Wright county virginia
Aug 06, 1976 –
Aug 08, 1976
Stompin' 76 1976  
Bonnie Raitt / John Prine / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Ry Cooder / Earl Scruggs / osborne brothers / David Bromberg / Doc Watson / The Dillards / Lester Flatt / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Vassar Clements / John Hartford / Papa John Creach / Merle Watson / Rowans / Newgrass Revival / Red, White And Blue(grass)
Galax, VA
Aug 15, 1973 Earl Scruggs Revue / David Bromberg / Doc Watson Wollman Rink New York, NY
Nov 26, 1967 Doc Watson
Doc Watson
Ash Grove Los Angeles, CA
Apr 10, 1966 Doc Watson
Doc Watson
Ash Grove Los Angeles, CA
Latest Setlist (10/01/2010):

Concerts Per Year:
2010 4 concerts
2009 4 concerts
2008 1 concert
2007 1 concert
2006 2 concerts
2005 2 concerts
2004 2 concerts
2003 1 concert
2002 3 concerts
2001 2 concerts
2000 2 concerts
1999 2 concerts
1998 3 concerts
1997 3 concerts
1995 2 concerts
1991 1 concert
1988 1 concert
1985 1 concert
1976 1 concert
1973 1 concert
1967 1 concert
1966 1 concert
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