Acoustic Kids – MerleFest

Last weekend in April, Wilkesboro, NC

Acoustic Kids-MerleFest Photos (…a work in progress): On – On Flickr 

Acoustic Kids has been a part of MerleFest every year since 2001. 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. 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’s in good hands….”

Registration: February 1 until filled – or one week before the festival, whichever comes first. Please read the instructions before registering.

2017 Showcase Schedule:  

The 2018 schedule will be similar, though there will be some changes.

Friday: 5:30-7:00 p.m.  – Austin Stage


  • 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  – Dance Stage
  • 3:45-5:15 p.m.  – Mayes Pit Stage
  • 7:15 p.m-7:45 p.m. – Cabin Stage (Ambassadors)

Registration Instructions  ♦  Online Registration   ♦  Printable Registration Form   ♦   Press Release