Kern Pioneer Village will open the newly restored boyhood home of country music legend Merle Haggard on April 9. Thanks to the generous support of the Cynthia Lake Charitable Trust, the project will be showcased at the first Haggard Boxcar Festival which will include live music by Ben & Noel Haggard, Merle Haggard’s sons. The Strangers, Merle’s band, will accompany them. Music by Johnny Owens & the Buck Fever Band, James Carothers, food sellers, craft vendors and guided tours of the Haggard House will also be on hand for the day. Prior to the main event, enjoy a celebration of the Bakersfield Sound at The Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame, country dance lessons at Kern Pioneer Village, and more! For tickets, please call (661) 437-3330 or CLICK HERE.