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Apply Online for the Walnut Valley Festival Acoustic Kids Showcases

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Be Part of the Legend!

Application deadline: August 10.

Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Showcases  have been a part of the Walnut Valley Festival since 1991. Over the years, this program has acknowledged and encouraged hundreds of talented young performers and even helped to launch a few careers! It has been covered internationally in the press and studied as a model workshop by other music festivals. Acoustic Kids Showcases are not contests! They are opportunities for young pickers, singers and traditional dancers (beginner through pro; age 16 or younger) to perform on the festival stage for a welcoming audience. (Accompanists may be any age.)

To apply to be a part of the 2014 Walnut Valley Festival Acoustic Kids Showcases, submit an application form, including 1-3 demo recordings, to Andy by August 10. As in years past, you can mail your application and CD/DVD to Andy, but it is now possible to apply entirely online! Just email a PDF of your completed form (including links to online demos) to acoustickids@andymay.com before the deadline. Complete instructions are provided on the application form. Space is limited and selected performers will be notified by August 24.

The Acoustic Kids Showcases will be presented on Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20, from 9-11 a.m. on Stage 2. You can be part of the legend by being part of the audience, too! You never know who you will see for the first time as an Acoustic Kid!