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Acoustic Kids at MerleFest 2017

(c)MerleFest 2017. Photo by Matt GuerrantWhat a whirlwind! MerleFest‘s 30th anniversary was jam-packed with awesome music – and 5 solid hours of it was provided by our Acoustic Kids! Check out the MerleFest official photographers’ album on Flickr.#merlefest #acoustickids

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Photos: 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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Boulder Weekly News: “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 Ambassadors Program Comes to Copper Mountain and Winfield

The Acoustic Kids Ambassadors (a.k.a., “AKA”), debuted at MerleFest in 2014. This year, both Guitar Town and the Walnut Valley Festival have added this extension of the Acoustic Kids program, and we couldn’t be happier! The idea behind AKA is to provide the most advanced musicians from the regular Acoustic Kids Showcases with a chance to play for the larger…

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Photos: MerleFest, 2016

Here’s a sample of images from my own artist sets at MerleFest 2016 – you can scroll through them here or click on the center of the image to see them in their full glory on Flickr! MerleFest also posted a Flickr album of my sets and Acoustic Kids photos. — Andy May (see full post for more albums)

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