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 30-October 4, offering more ways than ever to get involved in bluegrass music!

Are you social?


  • 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 5pm in the Youth Room with food, drinks, and lots of jamming!
  • Seminars, band drop-ins, and more!
  • A live band coaching session with industry guru Stephen Mougin of Friday, October 3rd.
  • Chances to hang out, pick, and make friends from around the world!

Youth Stage

The YC hosts the Youth Stage on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.

A stellar lineup for the youth stage has been announced!

The Lineup
Read the press release

Schedule of Events

Coming Soon!