Andy May's Acoustic Kids Showcases

MerleFest 2017 continues popular Acoustic Kids Showcases

MerleFest · Tuesday, February 21, 2017 MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 27-April 30, 2017, is pleased to announce the return of the Acoustic Kids Showcases to the 2017 festival. The Acoustic Kids Showcases allow the next generation of pickers and singers and other traditional-style performers to highlight their talents for music fans at the four-day festival….

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Acoustic Kids Application Form – MerleFest

This is the online application form for Acoustic Kids at MerleFest

Would you rather apply on paper?  Use this form:  Printable Application Form-PDF

  • MerleFest
  • Wilkesboro, North Carolina (map)
  • Last weekend in April – (schedule)
  • Applications accepted 2/1 – 3/21
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Acoustic Kids – Guitar Town 2016

Copper Mountain, Colorado. August 13, 2016 This was our second year for Acoustic Kids at Copper Guitar Town. Beautiful weather. Talented kids. Magnificent setting. What could be better? Well, how about sponsorship from Guitar Center, who presented each participant with a Guitar Center gift certificate at the end of the showcase! …read post

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The never nervous, always prodigious Acoustic Kids

By Mariah Taylor, Boulder Weekly, August 18, 2016

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Andy May is a soft-spoken man who calls children “youngsters” and adults “folks.” His talent as a musician and teacher is undisputed, but he’s likely best known as the founder of the Acoustic Kids Showcase. The showcase is a non-competitive “Opry-style” performance program that allows musicians [16] and younger to perform on professional stages at festivals around the country.

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Acoustic Kids at the Walnut Valley Festival

Apply Now for Acoustic Kids – Walnut Valley Festival 2016

September 16 and 17, 2016, 9-11 a.m. – Stage 2, Winfield, KS

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