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August 2016

Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Showcase – Guitar Town 2016

August 13, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Copper Mountain, Colorado Frisco, CO 80443 United States

This is our second annual event at Copper Guitar Town. * 2015 Photos: Acoustic Kids - Guitar Town: http://andymay.com/2015-guitar-town-at-copper-mountain-acoustic-kids-photos * Applications accepted: 6/1 - 7/18/2016 * Application Information: http://andymay.com/acoustic-kids-guitar-town * More info on Andy May's Acoustic Kids Showcases: http://acoustickids.com This showcase is an opportunity for young guitarists of any skill level (through age 16) to perform on the festival stage in a supportive environment. THESE ARE SHOWCASES, NOT CONTESTS! Accompanists may be any age, and bands are eligible as long…

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September 2016

Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Ambassadors – Walnut Valley Festival

September 15, 2016 @ 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Walnut Valley Festival, 918 Main St
Winfield, KS 67156 United States

Accepting Performance Applications* July 1 through August 15: http://andymay.com/acoustic-kids-applications-walnut-valley-fest This is the first year for the Acoustic Kids Ambassadors (a.k.a., “AKA”) Show at the Walnut Valley Festival. The AKA is an extension of Acoustic Kids Showcases- with Andy May, which has been a part of the festival for over 25 years. The idea behind the Acoustic Kids Ambassadors Show is to give the most advanced musicians from the regular Acoustic Kids Showcases a chance to play for the larger festival…

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April 2017

Acoustic Kids at MerleFest 2017

April 27, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - April 30, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
MerleFest, 1328 S Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697 United States

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…

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August 2017

Acoustic Kids Ambassadors at Guitar Town

August 12, 2017 @ 11:40 AM - 11:55 AM

A spin-off of Acoustic Kids Showcases- with Andy May (http://acoustickids.com/), the main stage Acoustic Kids Ambassadors show allows us to give young emerging artists a spotlight and allows them to represent the Acoustic Kids program to a broader audience. These young professionals will leave you no room for doubt that, "the music is in good hands!" Acoustic Kids Ambassadors are chosen from among the Acoustic Kids Showcase participants. If you'd like to perform in Acoustic Kids, Guitar Town 2017, please…

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Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Showcase – Guitar Town 2017

August 12, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Copper Mountain, Colorado Frisco, CO 80443 United States

This is our third annual event at Copper Guitar Town! * Applications accepted: 6/1 - 7/15/2017 * 2016 Photos: Acoustic Kids - Guitar Town: https://flic.kr/s/aHskF7dwAG * Application Information: http://andymay.com/acoustic-kids-guitar-town * More info on Andy May's Acoustic Kids Showcases: http://acoustickids.com This showcase is an opportunity for young guitarists of any skill level (through age 16) to perform on the festival stage in a supportive environment. THIS IS A SHOWCASE, NOT A CONTEST! Accompanists may be any age, and bands are eligible…

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April 2018

Andy May at MerleFest 2018

April 26 @ 9:00 AM - April 29 @ 4:00 PM
MerleFest, 1328 S Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697 United States

Andy's sets: Details to come Acoustic Kids Showcases: Details to come Festival Map: http://merlefest.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Festival_Map_2017.pdf This will be Andy's 18th year of bringing his own brand of rootsy music to MerleFest. Once again, he'll perform his own sets and host three Acoustic Kids Showcases- with Andy May and one Acoustic Kids Ambassadors set. MerleFest, which was founded in 1988 in Memory of Eddy Merle Watson, has a mission of celebrating "traditional plus" music: The Music of MerleFest is "traditional-plus" and Doc…

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MerleFest 2018

April 26 @ 2:00 PM - April 29 @ 7:00 PM
MerleFest, 1328 S Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697 United States

MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans. Held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc Watson. MerleFest is a celebration of ‘traditional plus’ music, a unique mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time…

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August 2018

Acoustic Kids at Guitar Town 2018

August 11 @ 11:50 AM - 8:30 PM
Copper Mountain, Colorado Frisco, CO 80443 United States + Google Map
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Copper Guitar Town Acoustic Kids mosaic

This showcase is an opportunity for young guitarists of any skill level (through age 16) to perform on the festival stage in a supportive environment.

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September 2018

47th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS

September 12 @ 10:00 AM - September 16 @ 5:00 PM

The 47th Walnut Valley Festival will be held September 12-16, 2018, and will feature more than 30 bands and individual performers, providing a blend of all kinds of acoustic music: bluegrass, folk, old-time country, a little bit cowboy, some Irish, blues, Cajun, and more. Taking the stage at #WVF47 will be Balsam Range, Byron Berline, Roz Brown, Tom Chapin & Friends, Crary, Evans & Barnick, Bing Futch, Beppe Gambetta, GASS, Marley’s Ghost, Andy May, John McCutcheon, Joshua Messick Trio, Mountain…

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Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Showcase – Guitar Town 2016

This is our second annual event at Copper Guitar Town. * 2015 Photos: Acoustic Kids – Guitar Town: http://andymay.com/2015-guitar-town-at-copper-mountain-acoustic-kids-photos * Applications accepted: 6/1 – 7/18/2016 * Application Information: http://andymay.com/acoustic-kids-guitar-town * More info on Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Showcases: http://acoustickids.com This showcase is an opportunity for young guitarists of any skill level (through age 16) to perform on the festival stage…

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Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Ambassadors – Walnut Valley Festival

Accepting Performance Applications* July 1 through August 15: http://andymay.com/acoustic-kids-applications-walnut-valley-fest This is the first year for the Acoustic Kids Ambassadors (a.k.a., “AKA”) Show at the Walnut Valley Festival. The AKA is an extension of Acoustic Kids Showcases- with Andy May, which has been a part of the festival for over 25 years. The idea behind the Acoustic Kids Ambassadors Show is…

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Acoustic Kids at MerleFest 2017

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…

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Acoustic Kids Ambassadors at Guitar Town

A spin-off of Acoustic Kids Showcases- with Andy May (http://acoustickids.com/), the main stage Acoustic Kids Ambassadors show allows us to give young emerging artists a spotlight and allows them to represent the Acoustic Kids program to a broader audience. These young professionals will leave you no room for doubt that, “the music is in good hands!” Acoustic Kids Ambassadors are…

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Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Showcase – Guitar Town 2017

This is our third annual event at Copper Guitar Town! * Applications accepted: 6/1 – 7/15/2017 * 2016 Photos: Acoustic Kids – Guitar Town: https://flic.kr/s/aHskF7dwAG * Application Information: http://andymay.com/acoustic-kids-guitar-town * More info on Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Showcases: http://acoustickids.com This showcase is an opportunity for young guitarists of any skill level (through age 16) to perform on the festival stage…

Read More→

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Andy May at MerleFest 2018

Andy’s sets: Details to come Acoustic Kids Showcases: Details to come Festival Map: http://merlefest.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Festival_Map_2017.pdf This will be Andy’s 18th year of bringing his own brand of rootsy music to MerleFest. Once again, he’ll perform his own sets and host three Acoustic Kids Showcases- with Andy May and one Acoustic Kids Ambassadors set. MerleFest, which was founded in 1988 in Memory…

Read More→

More →

MerleFest 2018

MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans. Held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc Watson. MerleFest is a celebration of ‘traditional plus’…

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Acoustic Kids at Guitar Town 2018

This showcase is an opportunity for young guitarists of any skill level (through age 16) to perform on the festival stage in a supportive environment.

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47th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS

The 47th Walnut Valley Festival will be held September 12-16, 2018, and will feature more than 30 bands and individual performers, providing a blend of all kinds of acoustic music: bluegrass, folk, old-time country, a little bit cowboy, some Irish, blues, Cajun, and more. Taking the stage at #WVF47 will be Balsam Range, Byron Berline, Roz Brown, Tom Chapin &…

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