AcousticKids returns to MerleFest for our 17th year of youth showcases.
Apply online Feb. 1 – March 21: http://andymay.com/acoustic-kids-application-merlefest/
There will be three regular showcases (Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon) and an Ambassador’s Set (Saturday afternoon, Cabin Stage).
These are showcases, not contests! Young pickers and singers of any skill level (through age 16) have opportunities to perform on the festival stage in a supportive environment. Accompanists may be any age, and bands are eligible as long as at least one featured performer is 16 years of age or younger.
As a show, the Acoustic Kids Showcases are not for kids only; they are for music lovers of all ages. Come applaud the efforts of the next generation of pickers, singers and other traditional style performers. You will be treated to an Opry-style stream of young entertainers who will warm your heart and take your breath away. And you’ll come away knowing that the future of our music is in good hands.