Due to the COVID 19 situation and its impact on large gatherings, MerleFest 2021 will be held September 16-19 rather than the last weekend in April. Acoustic Kids will be there! Registration is open July 1 – August 4.
- Due to the unusual circumstances, and to be fair, those who would have been age-eligible for Acoustic Kids, MerleFest 2020, will be eligible for AK MerleFest 2021: If you were 17 or younger on 4/23/2021, you will be able to register for this fall’s showcases!
- Participants who had completed their 2020 registration before the festival was canceled – AND who get their 2021 registration in on time! – will have a spot in the 2021 showcase.
- New participants: There will still be plenty of room!
- Registration: 7/1/2021 – 8/4/2021 (6 weeks). Please plan to register earlier rather than later during that window.
- Sadly, Andy May will not be able to attend MerleFest 2021 due to a prior commitment for the new festival dates. However, he will still work with participants and their parents while setting up the showcases. Lauren May and Larry Skipper will be there as always – with help from a surprise MC and host!
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2021 Showcase Schedule:
Friday, April 24: 5:30pm – 7:00pm – Austin Stage
Saturday, April 26:
- 11:00am-12:30pm – Dance Stage
- 4:45pm-6:15pm – Austin Stage
- 2:20pm-2:45pm – Cabin Stage
This is our general contact form: It is not part of the registration.