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 26-30, 2017 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 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 29 and Saturday, September 30, during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.

Apply Now!

Schedule of Events

Coming Soon!

Youth Stage Applications Open Monday, May 15!