MerleFest Acoustic Kids Showcases

Last weekend in April, Wilkesboro, NC

Acoustic Kids has been a part of every MerleFest since 2001 (well, except for a hiccup during COVID). Each year, we host three 1.5-hour showcases and a 25-minute Acoustic Kids Ambassadors set.

Through the years, some amazing young musicians have come through Acoustic Kids at MerleFest. Some go on to play professionally, but most play just for the fun of it. The festival’s in the heart of “Traditional Plus Music” (to borrow a term from Doc Watson) country, and many kids in the region play music. The well is very deep, and with 5 hours of stage time, Acoustic Kids – MerleFest is a fast-paced, varied, and exciting glimpse into the future of Americana Music. We can assure you, “The music is in good handsTM!”

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Important Notes:
  • Participants must be 18 or younger on the first day of the festival.
  •  Registration is open from 2/1/2024 through 3/20/2024 or until all showcases are full. Register early!
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2024 Showcase Schedule:

Festival Information

Friday, April 26: 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm – Mayes Pit

Saturday, April 27:

  • Showcases:
    • 11:00 am-12:30 pm – Dance Stage
    • 5:45 pm-7:15 pm – Mayes Pit
  • Ambassadors:
    • 3:15 pm-3:45 pm – Cabin Stage
Andy May's Acoustic Kids Showcases @ MerleFest

Register for MerleFest Acoustic Kids Showcases, 2024

The registration period for this year’s Acoustic Kids Showcases at MerleFest has ended.

Registration for next year’s showcases will open Feb. 1.

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