Kids’ Academy

Calling all budding musicians!

The Gettysburg Bluegrass Academy for Kids, sponsored by Eastman Strings, is a great opportunity and fun activity for youth festival attendees.  It is open to all minors in grades K-12 and all ability levels from beginner to advanced.  No experience necessary to participate.

Gettysburg BGA meets for approximately two hours on Thursday and four hours on Friday and Saturday, split into morning and afternoon sessions. The academy culminates in a main stage performance on Sunday. Exact times and the schedule of events will be distributed at orientation on Thursday evening.

Advance Registration Admin Fee is $20 and includes a free T-shirt, approximately 8 hours of sectional and ensemble practice, and a Main Stage performance on Sunday. – Deadline July 15th

Registration must be received no later than July 15th to receive a free t-shirt.  Note:  After July 15th, the Admin Fee is $25.  T-shirts are limited and not guaranteed with late registration and sizes are first-come-first serve.

For questions and other information concerning the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival and our Kids’ Academy, call (717) 642-8749 or email the general email account at Granite Hill at

Not sure if this activity is for you or your child?  Attend Thursday’s orientation at the BGA tent where you can decide if you’d like to continue the program.  Attendees must be present at all sessions to play on the main stage, Sterling Pavilion, on Sunday and all students must supply their own instrument.

A parent or guardian must hold a 4-Day Ticket and remain at the festival for a minor to participate in the program.  The academy is for the children of festival attendees only and not open to the general public.

Gettysburg Bluegrass Academy for Kids

Please complete and sign this form, then send it to the address below.


By submitting this form, you agree to the following:

My child will be at Gettysburg all four days and agrees to attend all sessions of the Gettysburg Bluegrass Academy.  My child is of school age and will bring his or her own instrument.  I, the undersigned parent or legal guardian, agree to hold Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival and their representatives harmless for any activity associated with my child’s participation in the Gettysburg Bluegrass Academy.  This includes personal injury and any damage that might occur to any instrument and personal property being used in the activity.