Spring Carnival

  • Come one, come all, to the Youth Music Project Spring Carnival!

    Saturday, May 13, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Youth Music Project is opening its doors to the community and turning into a rocking carnival on Saturday, May 13!  Play carnival games, earn prizes, listen to live music, try out an instrument at our “petting zoo,” and channel your inner rockstar with karaoke on our stage. Plus, enter to win awesome raffle prizes from local businesses. 

    Best of all, the event is all ages, open to the public, and free to attend—as are all the musical performances, instrument petting zoo, and karaoke! YMP students and instructors will be jamming out awesome sets every hour beginning at noon in the Meteor Lounge until 4:00 p.m. when All Ages Karaoke opens!  

    Carnival games will be ticketed, and game play tickets can be purchased for $1 each, or in bundles of 10 for $5, 25 for $10, or 50 for $20. Winning tickets earned at our games can then be redeemed at our awesome prize table featuring gifts from Powell’s Books, Oaks Park, Craft Pour House, Collage Arts & Craft Supply and more!  

    Or turn your winning tickets in for an entry into our West Linn Vendor Raffle featuring raffle prizes from our local West Linn businesses like YMP Sponsor The Willamette Garage! 

    After the carnival, head up the street to The Willamette Garage Pub & Food Carts for the after party where you can enjoy tasty food (including kid’s menu items!) and more live music from YMP students. 

    Summer Camp Band Tee Quilt Auction

    Up for auction online beginning Wednesday, May 10, is our 2022 Summer Camp quilt handmade by Amy Longetieg using band tees designed our Rock & Pop Camp bands from Summer 2022!  Auction opens at 10 a.m. on May 10, closes at 4:30 p.m. on May 13, and the winner will be announced from the stage at the carnival!* Register in advance and receive a notification when the auction opens!


    *Need not be present to win.

    About the Quilt

    Each summer, hundreds of students come through our doors as part of our exciting summer camps. One portion of their week at camp is working together to create original band names and logos, from which our interns screenprint custom band tees for each student to take home as a keepsake. In honor of our upcoming Spring Carnival, talented quilter and National Charity League volunteer Amy Longetieg created this beautiful handmade quilt from our 2022 Summer Camp band tees to auction off. Display it on a wall or wrap yourself up with this beautiful heirloom and relive the warm memories of summer all year long!

    You can listen to the original songs each of these bands created on our Bandcamp

  • Presenting Sponsor

    Big Top Sponsor

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    Schedule of Events: 

    11:00 a.m. – Doors Open
    Carnival Games & Instrument Petting Zoo Open

    12:00 p.m. – YMP Student performance
    Karaoke & Cornhole Tournament sign-ups begin

    1:00 p.m. – YMP Student performance, Raffle Drawings

    1:30 p.m. – Dessert Walk 

    2:00 p.m. – YMP Student performance, Raffle Drawings

    3:00 p.m. – Performance by Thunder Dogs (YMP staff band), Raffle Drawings

    3:30 p.m. – Cornhole Tournament begins

    4:00 p.m. – All Ages Karaoke, Raffle Drawings

    4:45 p.m. – Summer Camp Band Tee Quilt winner announced 

    5:00 p.m. – Carnival ends

    6:30 p.m. – Afterparty at Willamette Garage

    Featuring exciting carnival games: 

    Ring Toss 
    Bean Bag Toss 
    Lawn Chess 
    Giant Jenga 
    Giant Connect Four 
    Fishing Hole 
    Ping Pong Toss

We are OPEN for lessons Monday, February 19!