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 29-October 3, 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, October 2 and Saturday, October 3, during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.

2015 Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage Application OPEN!

Apply NOW!
Deadline is AUGUST 3

Schedule of Events

Coming Soon!