August 10, 2019 – Copper Mountain, Colorado (map)
- Showcase: 6-8 p.m. – West Lake Stage
- Ambassadors show: Time TBA – Main Stage
- New in 2019: The Performance Workshop at Guitar Town, Friday, August 9, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. – including one-on-one mentoring by Guitar Town artists! Presented by Guitar Town, Acoustic Kids Showcases, and Rocky Mountain Guitar Camp. Details here.
Acoustic Kids, which was born in 1990 at the Midwinter Bluegrass Festival in Fort Collins, returned to Colorado in 2015 for Guitar Town at Copper Mountain. Back now for our fifth year, Acoustic Kids – Guitar Town 2019 will be a great chance for festival-goers to see some up-and-coming young guitar players from the region in addition to the legendary players the festival brings in every year.
The main Acoustic Kids Showcase will be held Saturday, August 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the West Lake Stage.
Registration is June 1 through July 15 – or until the showcase is full, whichever comes first. Early Registration starts March 15, making it possible for families who have busy summers planned to register before school’s out. *If registering during the summer is not a problem for you, it’s best to wait until the regular registration period opens so you can provide more current demos.
Please check the Registration Instructions for details.
In 2016, we introduced our Acoustic Kids Ambassadors to the Guitar Town audience. A spin-off of the regular Acoustic Kids Showcases, the main stage Acoustic Kids Ambassadors show allows us to give young emerging artists a spotlight as they represent the Acoustic Kids program to a broader audience. In 2017 and 2018, the Acoustic Kids Ambassadors opened the Main Stage on Saturday! These young professionals left no room for doubt that, “the music is in good handsTM”
Acoustic Kids Ambassadors are chosen from among the Acoustic Kids Showcase participants. Register here.
- Our Guitar Town showcase is a little different from our other showcases in that, in keeping with the focus of the festival, we feature guitar players. If there is room in the showcase, we will be happy to include players of other instruments. Please do submit a registration form if you play another instrument and would like to participate.
- The registration period is March 15 – July 15. – or until the showcase is full, whichever comes first.
- Demos of up to three pieces are a required part of the registration. These may be submitted via URLs for online video (YouTube, Facebook, etc. – preferred method), on CD or DVD, via the online registration form, or via dropbox.com and similar sites.
- Full instructions and FAQ