Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Kindie Land-Chi, IL Millennium Park Free Family Fun Schedule

Millennium Park Family Fun Performance Stage

**Millennium Park is rocking your summer with free daily kindie shows.

Many of ChiIL Mama's favs are represented.   We've marked our highly recommended shows with asterisks.   

Check back with ChiIL Mama like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often for loads of our original live show video footage, exclusive band video interviews, tons of CD give aways, and photo filled features.


July 30: Kalyan Pathak and the Jazz Mata Trio
**July 31: Intonation Music Workshop (these guys are a great, local non profit. We've given away tixs to their shows and highly recommend checkin' out these talented kids)


**August 1: Intonation Music Workshop
**August 2: Farmer Jason 
**August 3: Farmer Jason 

(AKA:   Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers.)   

Don't miss this chance to see him live!  Farmer Jason recently released "Nature Jams" on the new Universal Music children's label, myKaZoo.  Check out his videos on their new music video channel for kids, and he's touring all over the nation and in the UK this summer.
*Jason grew up on a farm in Southern Illinois (just down the road from one of his guest artists, Suzy Bogguss).
Nature Jams features an amazing lineup of guest artists (Mike Mills from REM, Tom Petersson from Cheap Trick, Tommy Ramone, Brandi Carlille, Iris Dement, Victor Wooten, Todd Snider, and more). It's won a couple of awards already and has been getting some sweet reviews   

**ChiIL Mama will be reviewing and giving away some of his new CDs in the very near future.**

**August 5: Jeanie B! And the Jellybeans (She's a frequent fav at Beat Kitchen's Concerts for Kids.   ChiIL Mama will again sponsor the weekly kindie series that runs every Sunday from fall through spring.  We'll be giving away a free family 4 pack of tickets weekly to every show.)

August 6: Midway Ramblers 

**August 7: Miss Lori (She's a personal friend of ours with a lovely voice, 3 great kids, and a booming TV career.   Miss Lori is a force....   Come see her live.   You'll be glad you did!)

August 8: Brasil, Brazil
August 9: Midway Ramblers 
August 10: Bulbul Arabic Ensemble
August 11: Lawrence Peters Outfit
August 12: Halau i Ka Pono 

**August 13: Chic A Go Go (ChiIL Mama adores Chic A Go Go!!   Highly recommended for all ages.   Don't just watch TV this summer...BE on TV with this wacky, wonderful, long running cable show.   Miss Mia and Ratso rock hard!!)

August 14: Miss Lori 
August 15: Future Hits
August 16: Dog Patch Ramblers
August 17: Gypsy Klezmer Project
August 18: Golden Horse Ranch Band
August 19: Tsukasa Taiko 
August 20: Hip Hop Yoga
August 21: Miss Lori 
August 22: Chicago Human Rhythm Project
August 23: Fatum Brothers Jazz Quintet 
August 24: Gypsy Klezmer Project
August 25: Isla Pacifika
August 26: Las Guitarras de Espana
August 27: Fatum Brothers Jazz Quintet
August 28: Kaiju Daiko

August 31: Ryhthm Revolution Drum Circle facilitated by John Yost (we've got a video interview slated with John for next Sunday.   He'll be rockin' Kidzapalooza with daily drum circles the first weekend in August.   We even saw him at the drum circle opening for Keller Williams' kids' show last year at Park West.   He's quite a character and a fixture in the Chi-town rhythm community.   Check it out.)


September 1: Isla Pacifika
September 2: Chic A Go Go

Join the fun all summer long with activities and musical games for kids of all ages at Millennium Park's Family Fun Festival, presented by Target.   Check the link for show times and details.

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