Bluegrass in the Schools

Since 1997, the Meltdown has actively promoted bluegrass music education through our Bluegrass in the Schools program. We’ve sent national and regional bluegrass artists to local schools to perform and provide presentations on traditional bluegrass music and instruments. In 2019 alone, our program reached over 1600 students through performances in 12 different schools.

In response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, in October 2021, we hosted our first-ever KidsPick in the Park event. This outdoor gathering featured free live music and an organized Kid’s Jam, providing all participants with a safe and enjoyable experience.

In 2022, we further expanded our efforts by partnering with Can’d Aid to purchase 15 bluegrass instruments, which we now offer as no-cost loaners to children in our community who are interested in learning bluegrass music. These instruments are distributed at our twice-annual KidsPick in the Park events held in May and October. These events feature live performances, kids pickin’ circles, and opportunities to win free music lessons. KidsPick events are open to children of all ages and are always free and open to the public.

If you’re interested in getting involved with the Meltdown’s Bluegrass in the Schools or KidsPick programs, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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