Acoustic Kids Showcase
Hosted by Andy May
Veteran musician and music educator, Andy May, will once again host his beloved Acoustic Kids Showcase on Saturday, August 13, at Copper Mountain’s Guitar Town.
Read about the 2016 Acoustic Showcase at Guitar Town on the Andy May website.
Acoustic Kids is not a contest! The program provides a welcoming opportunity for musicians and singers aged 16 or younger to perform at this world-famous festival. Young musicians of all skill levels are encouraged to apply before the July 18 deadline. Details and application forms are available at andymay.com/acoustic-kids-guitar-town.
As a show, Acoustic Kids Showcases are not just for kids: They are an opportunity for music lovers of all ages to see and applaud the next generation of musicians. Through the years, hundreds of talented youngsters have appeared in Acoustic Kids Showcases at festivals around the U.S. Past participants include Nickel Creek, who went on to international stardom, and up-and-comers like Myles Thompson, EmiSunshine, ShadowGrass, and Ethan Setiawan, among many others.
“Andy has a remarkable ability to make kids feel welcomed and valued as a person and musical contributors,” said Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek. “I’m so glad Acoustic Kids has stayed involved in the community, because not only does it help kids make wonderful memories, but as they grow up they’ll remember that their contribution is important.”
New for 2016: Acoustic Kids Ambassadors – Guitar Town. The Ambassadors, chosen from among the most advanced showcase participants, will make cameo appearances during the day on Saturday as well as performing in the regular showcase.
Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Showcase will take place on the Guitar Center Stage from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday August 13. Copper’s Guitar Town is a completely free event and open to the public.
Summer family activities at Copper Mountain
Spend your summer days with Copper. Race around Summit County’s only go kart track, take a rugged scooter around the village, jump for joy on our bungee jump or invoke your inner Happy Gilmore on our mini golf course. We’ve got fun covered!