Acoustic Kids – MerleFest

Last weekend in April, Wilkesboro, NC

Acoustic Kids-MerleFest Photos (…a work in progress): On andymay.com – On Flickr 

Acoustic Kids has been a part of MerleFest every year since 2001. Each year, we host three 1.5-hour showcases and a 25-minute Acoustic Kids Ambassadors set. 

Through the years, some amazing young musicians have come through Acoustic Kids at MerleFest. Some go on to play professionally, but most play just for the fun of it. The festival’s in the heart of “Traditional Plus Music” (to borrow a term from Doc Watson) country, and many kids in the region play music. The well is very deep, and with 5 hours of stage time, Acoustic Kids – MerleFest is a fast-paced, varied, and exciting glimpse into the future of Americana Music. We can assure you, “The music is in good handsTM!”

Registration: February 1 until filled – or one week before the festival, whichever comes first. Please read the instructions before registering.

2018 Showcase Schedule:  

Friday: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Walker Center

Saturday:

  • Showcases:
    • 10:30 am-12:00 Noon – Dance Stage
    • 4:00 pm-5:30 pm – Austin Stage
  • Ambassadors:
    • 7:05 pm-7:30 pm – Cabin Stage

Registration Instructions  ♦  Online Registration   ♦  Printable Registration Form   ♦   Press Release