Music for all ages!

The IBMA Youth Council organizes an incredible track of events just for youth, including a Youth Stage at IBMA Bluegrass Live! and open Youth Room with workshops, special guests, and plenty of jamming! And it’s all FREE!

September 28 – October 2, 2021

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Youth Room

The central hub for youth activities during IBMA World of Bluegrass!

  • Band drop-ins & special guests (recent guests include Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Rhonda Vincent, Sierra Hull, Lonesome River Band, and Molly Tuttle)
  • Youth-friendly seminars to learn about getting started in the music industry
  • Build lifelong friendships with folks from around the world
  • And, of course, non-stop jamming!

IBMA Bluegrass Live! Youth Stage

The IBMA Youth Council hosts the Youth Stage on Friday and Saturday during IBMA Bluegrass Live! with full sets by youth bands across the two-day festival!

APPLICATIONS OPEN JUNE 7 – JUNE 30

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IBMA Kids on Bluegrass

The IBMA Kids on Bluegrass program spotlights the talents of young bluegrass musicians and singers (4-17 years old) at IBMA World of Bluegrass. There’s no better opportunity for youth to create, arrange, and perform bluegrass music in addition to building lifelong friendships.

APPLICATIONS OPEN JUNE 7 – JUNE 30

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Bluegrass College Band Showcase

The IBMA Foundation works with institutions of higher education to encourage young bluegrass musicians to pursue bluegrass on a serious level. During IBMA World of Bluegrass, college ensembles will have the opportunity to perform on our Youth Stage and spread the word about their programs. For more information, contact the IBMA Foundation.

APPLICATIONS OPEN JUNE 7 – JUNE 30

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