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September 2017

Andy May’s Acoustic Kids – Walnut Valley Festival 2017 – Friday

September 15, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Walnut Valley Festival, 918 Main St
Winfield, KS 67156 United States

Accepting Performance Applications* July 1 through Sept 3: http://andymay.com/acoustic-kids-applications-walnut-valley-fest The Acoustic Kids program has been a Walnut Valley Festival event since 1991. Over the years, it has acknowledged and encouraged hundreds of talented young performers and even helped to launch a few careers. It has been covered internationally in the press and studied as a model workshop by other music festivals. Once again this year the Walnut Valley Festival will feature Acoustic Kids Showcases- with Andy May. THESE ARE NOT…

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Andy May’s Acoustic Kids – Walnut Valley Festival 2017 – Saturday

September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Walnut Valley Festival, 918 Main St
Winfield, KS 67156 United States

Accepting Performance Applications* July 1 through Sept 3: http://andymay.com/acoustic-kids-applications-walnut-valley-fest The Acoustic Kids program has been a Walnut Valley Festival event since 1991. Over the years, it has acknowledged and encouraged hundreds of talented young performers and even helped to launch a few careers. It has been covered internationally in the press and studied as a model workshop by other music festivals. Once again this year the Walnut Valley Festival will feature Acoustic Kids Showcases- with Andy May. THESE ARE NOT…

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April 2018

Andy May at MerleFest 2018

April 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
MerleFest, 1328 S Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697 United States

Performances and Acoustic Kids Showcases 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 Watson himself described it best: "When…

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MerleFest 2018

April 26, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - April 29, 2018 @ 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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May 2018

Andy May at 2018 S.E. Regional Folk Alliance Conference

May 15, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - May 20, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

11th Annual SERFA Conference Andy will participate in 2 workshops: * Writing About Folk Music (Moderator) * Mentoring Youth From Communities to Festivals: The Acoustic Kids Showcases Story (Andy, with guests) Andy will also have several showcases or in-the-rounds at the conference. Stay tuned for details as his schedule gets finalized. SERFA is the Southeastern regional chapter of Folk Alliance International. For many years, SERFA has held its annual conference at the beautiful Montreat Conference Center in the Blue Ridge…

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August 2018

Acoustic Kids at Guitar Town 2018

August 11, 2018 @ 11:50 AM - 8:30 PM
Copper Mountain, Colorado Frisco, CO 80443 United States + Google Map
Free
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, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - September 16, 2018 @ 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 Panelist at IBMA Annual Business Conference

September 25, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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International Bluegrass Music Association Business Conference Panel: "Planting Grass Seeds—Approaches for Youth Bluegrass Education and Outreach" A panel discussion featuring the perspectives of educators, performers, and community leaders involved with exposing youth musicians to bluegrass music. Topics will include “first exposures” for youths and families unfamiliar with bluegrass, considerations for community youth jams, approaches to organizing a youth bluegrass band, bluegrass programs for schools/museums/libraries, ideas for introducing youth students to the broader bluegrass community, and considerations for developing young players…

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August 2019

Guitar Town, 2019

August 10 - August 11
Copper Mountain, Colorado Frisco, CO 80443 United States + Google Map
Copper Guitar Town Acoustic Kids mosaic

This is our fifth annual event at Copper Guitar Town!
* Showcase: Sat., 8/10, 6:30-8:30 pm
* Ambassadors show: Sat., TBD
* Applications accepted: Now!!
* Past years' Photos: Acoustic Kids - Guitar Town
Registration Information
* More info on Andy May's Acoustic Kids Showcases

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September 2019

48th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS

September 18
Walnut Valley Festival, 918 Main St
Winfield, KS 67156 United States
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Acoustic Kids at the Walnut Valley Festival

This will be Andy's 30th consecutive Walnut Valley Festival! Once again, He'll perform and host his Acoustic Kids Showcases.

The 48th Walnut Valley Festival will be held September 18-22, 2019, 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, Celtic, blues, jazz, swing and more.

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Andy May’s Acoustic Kids – Walnut Valley Festival 2017 – Friday

Accepting Performance Applications* July 1 through Sept 3: http://andymay.com/acoustic-kids-applications-walnut-valley-fest The Acoustic Kids program has been a Walnut Valley Festival event since 1991. Over the years, it has acknowledged and encouraged hundreds of talented young performers and even helped to launch a few careers. It has been covered internationally in the press and studied as a model workshop by other music…

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Andy May’s Acoustic Kids – Walnut Valley Festival 2017 – Saturday

Accepting Performance Applications* July 1 through Sept 3: http://andymay.com/acoustic-kids-applications-walnut-valley-fest The Acoustic Kids program has been a Walnut Valley Festival event since 1991. Over the years, it has acknowledged and encouraged hundreds of talented young performers and even helped to launch a few careers. It has been covered internationally in the press and studied as a model workshop by other music…

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Andy May at MerleFest 2018

Performances and Acoustic Kids Showcases 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…

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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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Andy May at 2018 S.E. Regional Folk Alliance Conference

11th Annual SERFA Conference Andy will participate in 2 workshops: * Writing About Folk Music (Moderator) * Mentoring Youth From Communities to Festivals: The Acoustic Kids Showcases Story (Andy, with guests) Andy will also have several showcases or in-the-rounds at the conference. Stay tuned for details as his schedule gets finalized. SERFA is the Southeastern regional chapter of Folk Alliance…

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Copper Guitar Town Acoustic Kids mosaic

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.

More →

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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Andy May Panelist at IBMA Annual Business Conference

International Bluegrass Music Association Business Conference Panel: “Planting Grass Seeds—Approaches for Youth Bluegrass Education and Outreach” A panel discussion featuring the perspectives of educators, performers, and community leaders involved with exposing youth musicians to bluegrass music. Topics will include “first exposures” for youths and families unfamiliar with bluegrass, considerations for community youth jams, approaches to organizing a youth bluegrass band,…

Read More→

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Copper Guitar Town Acoustic Kids mosaic

Guitar Town, 2019

This is our fifth annual event at Copper Guitar Town!
* Showcase: Sat., 8/10, 6:30-8:30 pm
* Ambassadors show: Sat., TBD
* Applications accepted: Now!!
* Past years’ Photos: Acoustic Kids – Guitar Town
Registration Information
* More info on Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Showcases

More →

Acoustic Kids at the Walnut Valley Festival

48th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS

This will be Andy’s 30th consecutive Walnut Valley Festival! Once again, He’ll perform and host his Acoustic Kids Showcases.

The 48th Walnut Valley Festival will be held September 18-22, 2019, 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, Celtic, blues, jazz, swing and more.

More →