MerleFest Youth Showcase
**UPDATE 4-2-2013 - If you have registered for the Youth Showcases at MerleFest 2013, host Andy May will contact you by Friday, April 19 with scheduling information.**
Once again MerleFest is offering Youth Showcase hosted by Andy May. THESE ARE SHOWCASES, NOT CONTESTS! They are opportunities for young pickers and singers of any skill level (through age 16) to perform on the festival stage in a supportive environment. Those with related skills, such as traditional dance or storytelling, are also encouraged to apply. Accompanists may be any age, and bands are eligible as long as at least one featured performer is 16 years of age or younger.
As a show, the Youth Showcase are not for kids only - they are for music lovers of all ages. Come applaud the efforts of the next generation of pickers, singers, and traditional-style dancers. You will be treated to an Opry-style stream of young entertainers who will warm your heart and take your breath away. And you'll come away knowing that the future of our music is in good hands.
- Three showcases, all on the Little Picker's Stage
- Friday 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
- Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- For the Youth Showcase Application, click here
- Application Deadline: April 15th
- Please help us get the word out.
Send this page to any eligible young musicians you know who may be interested in applying for the Youth Showcases.
Participation in the Youth Showcase does not give you or your family members free admission to the festival. Everyone over the age of 12 must purchase a ticket, and children under the age of 12 are admitted free only if accompanied by a paying adult.
For more information about the history and philosophy behind Andy May's youth performance showcases, please visit www.acoustickids.net
Highlights from MerleFest 2012