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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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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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

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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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Acoustic Kids Ambassadors Program Comes to Copper Mountain and Winfield

The Acoustic Kids Ambassadors (a.k.a., “AKA”), debuted at MerleFest in 2014. This year, both Guitar Town and the Walnut Valley Festival have added this extension of the Acoustic Kids program, and we couldn’t be happier! The idea behind AKA is to provide the most advanced musicians from the regular Acoustic Kids Showcases with a chance to play for the larger…

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