World of Bluegrass Youth Events

The IBMA Youth Council (YC) is programming a special series of events just for youth at the World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. Youth-centered jams, seminars, workshops, performances, and more will be taking place all week, September 25-29, 2018 offering more ways than ever to get involved in bluegrass music!


  • Youth Stage at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
  • The IBMA's Kids on Bluegrass program
  • Open Youth 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!
  • Seminars, band drop-ins, and more!
  • Chances to hang out, pick, and make friends from around the world!

Youth Stage

The YC hosts the Youth Stage on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.

Application opens in May!

Schedule of Events

Coming in Summer!

Youth Stage Applications Open Tuesday, May 15!