Here's our Rock Star Photo Booth Recap from Beat Kitchen's Winter Fest. You all rock! (Dbl click the slide show for the SmugMug site where you can download your pixs free or order prints.)
ChiIL out this summer. And we hope to see lots of our friends out at summer fests, the beach and beyond. Check in with ChiIL Mama for all the latest tips on funky urban fun, original photo & video filled recaps, live show footage, music-theatre-book-toy reviews, and give aways galore!
We have our final 2 kindie ticket winners for the Beat Kitchen Concerts for Kids season (till fall) today!
ChiIL Mama congratulates our 4 ticket winners:
4 tickets to Kodiak Farm Boys-Sat 5/19 at 3pm--Susie C.
4 tickets to Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies CD Release Party 5/20 at noon--Teresa O.
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Kodiak Farm Boys
Saturday, May 19th at 3pm
Foot stompin', bluegrass fun at a new Concerts for Kids day and time
This band of brothers has literally grown up together, born to play from their earliest days. Originally from several different musical families in Piedmont, North Carolina, the Farm Boys are now based in Chicago. As youngsters the Boys started playing with instruments they found around the house and at school. As teenagers they were messing with dirty rock n roll. Now the Farm Boys pay special attention to the bluegrass and folk roots of their native state and region.
Check out their distinctive, high-energy, raise-a-ruckus sound. Kodiak Farm Boys include Dave Henderson (mandolin), Sam Huff (guitar), Jesse Jordan (fiddle), Wesley Jordan (upright bass), Matthew Rubin (banjo), and Nathan Case-McDonald (percussion extraordinaire).
Buy tickets here. Beat Kitchen is located at 2100 W. Belmont.
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Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies'
CD Release Party!!Sunday, May 20th at noon
Get Up and Get Grooving to Mr. Singer's new release "Bouncing Ball of Energy"
We are so excited to host the CD Release Party for Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookie's new CD, "Bouncing Ball of Energy". You can listen bits from a few of the new tunes on their website. Doesn't that leave you wanting to hear more? Well, come Sunday at noon. Kids will love bouncing along to these new tunes as well as old favorites.
Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies end the Spring 2012 Concerts for Kids series on a high note. Beat Kitchen's Concerts for Kids will take a break for the summer and come back with more in October. We're already starting to book the next season. Friend us on facebook.com/kidsshowschicago for updates. We'll also post information about street festivals throughout the summer with great kid's music and activities.
Beat Kitchen is located at 2100 W. Belmont.
Thanks for supporting a great Concert for Kids season!
Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont
Saturday, May 19, 3pm: Kodiak Farm Boys
Sunday, May 20, noon: Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies
So ends our Spring 2012 Concerts for Kids series. We'll start up again October, 2012.
Here's a list of fun places to see your favorite musicians this summer:
June 1-3: Do Division Street Festival *Look for our tent in the kids' area and come ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama's Rock Tots Photo Spot/ Dress Up Area. We'll bring in a bunch of fun dress up clothes and a standing, painted band foreground kids can pose behind. Parents can snap all the rockin' tot shots they want. BYO phone or camera.
June 23-24: Green Music Fest
July 7-8: Lincoln Park Art & Music Fest
July 15: Dearborn Garden Walk
July 21-22: Roscoe Village Burger Fest *Look for our tent in the kids' area and come ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama's Rock Tots Photo Spot/ Dress Up Area. We'll bring in a bunch of fun dress up clothes and a standing, painted band foreground kids can pose behind. Parents can snap all the rockin' tot shots they want. BYO phone or camera. We'll be there with our friends with Unicoi Art
July 21-22: Sheffield Garden Walk & Fest
July 28-29: Wicker Park Fest
August 3-5: Lollapalooza *ChiIL Mama always covers Kidzapalooza in a BIG way, with loads of give aways, live show footage, and band features, leading up to the big weekend. Of course, we'll be there all 3 days, too, shooting the shows, so check in with us this summer like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often!
August 11-12: Retro on Roscoe
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