Andy May's Acoustic Kids Showcases

New Registration Approach for Acoustic Kids in 2018

NEW!! Starting in 2018, we will accept registration submissions until the festival’s showcases are full or until 1 week before the festival, whichever comes first. 
Get your submission in early!! 

Full registration info:  Registration instructions

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Andy on Tour in early 2018 with “MerleFest​ on the Road”

Andy is honored to have been chosen as the only solo artist on the 2018 tour of MerleFest​ on the Road, an ensemble show presenting past and present MerleFest artists who represent the festival’s mission of celebrating traditional-plus music. The tour will run February 22 to March 4 and will play some great venues around the Southeast. From Nashville to Asheville, from Aberdeen to Dallas (in NC, that is), we’ll be bringing you a taste of MerleFest in the late winter – just when you really need it! 

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2017-MerlefestAcoustic Kids-(c)MerleFest-by-Matt Guerrant

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

Read on the Boulder Weekly site  ◊  PDF

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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