Acoustic Kids – MerleFest

Last weekend in April, Wilkesboro, NC

2020: Our 20th year at MerleFest!!

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. 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!”

Registration: February 1 until filled – or until March 15, whichever comes first. Please read the instructions before registering.

2019-MerleFest-Acoustic Kids Showcases

2020 Showcase Schedule:

Friday, April 24: 5:30pm – 7:00pm – Austin Stage

Saturday, April 26:

  • Showcases:
    • 11:00am-12:30pm – Dance Stage
    • 4:30pm-6:00pm – Austin Stage
  • Ambassadors:
    • 2:10pm-2:35pm – Cabin Stage


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

Registration Instructions  ♦  Online Registration   ♦  Printable Registration Form