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