More ways than ever to get involved in bluegrass music!

Youth-centered jams, seminars, workshops, performances, and more will be taking place all week at the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, September 24-28, 2019!

Downtown Raleigh
September 29th – Oct. 3rd, 2020
Raleigh, NC

Why Attend

The IBMA Youth Council organizes an incredible track of events just for youth, including:

  • Youth Stage at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
  • The IBMA’s Kids on Bluegrass program
  • Open Youth-Only Room for picking and hanging out all week!
  • Official kickoff party on Wednesday at 5 pm in the Youth Room with food, drinks, and lots of jamming!
  • Workshops, band drop-ins, and more!
  • Chances to hang out, pick, and make friends from around the world!

And it’s all FREE!


The IBMA Youth Council is pulling together a dynamic set of workshops, jams, artist drop-ins and more to make the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Youth Events better than ever!

Check back this summer for details!

Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage

The IBMA’s Youth Council hosts the Youth Stage on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival with full sets by 10 youth bands across the two-day festival!

2020 Application TBA

Kids On Bluegrass

The Kids on Bluegrass program spotlights the talents of young bluegrass musicians and singers (4-17 years old) at the IBMA’s annual Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC.

2020 Application TBA

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