Meet the MerleFest 2020 Acoustic Kids!

MerleFest 2020 Canceled In response to directives from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and growing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Wilkes County officials have cancelled all mass gatherings of more than 100 people in Wilkes County through the end of April. Therefore, MerleFest 2020 has been cancelled. While this decision is disappointing for all of us,…

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Acoustic Kids Registration Form – MerleFest

Registration for this year’s event is Feb. 1 – March 15, or until the showcases are full, whichever comes first! Register early!!

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Walnut Valley Festival, 2019 – Winfield, KS

September 19-21, 2019 For the 29th year running, Andy will be returning to the Walnut Valley Festival this September as a performer and as host of his Acoustic Kids Showcases. He will have a busy time at the festival, with 4.5 hours of stage time for Acoustic Kids, three sets of his own, and appearances at Feisty Music Camp for…

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Acoustic Kids – Guitar Town, 2019

This year was the first year for the Guitar Town Performance Workshop and Mentoring Sessions with Guitar Town Artists. Quite a mouthful – and quite a lot of fun! This year’s panelists/mentor’s were John Knowles, Christie Lenée, and Joe Robinson. Many thanks to Marlene Hutchinson who stood in for Christie on the panel. (Christie’s flight was delayed but she got there just in…

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Opportunities for Acoustic Kids Alumni

Alumni from any venue, any year: Alumni Performances in Acoustic Kids: We are saving some space for alumni performances at both Guitar Town and Walnut Valley Festival. Have you continued on with music since you aged out of Acoustic Kids? Please let us know if you’d like to perform at either of these festivals. The crowd will love to see where you’ve…

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