***COME JOIN THE ROCK-N-POP CIRCUS!!!!!***
IMW Presents Family-Friendly Concert of Chicago's Best Kid Bands,
With Special Guests JOHN STIRATT of WILCO and Hip-Hop Legend PSALM ONE
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On Saturday, February 2nd, The Intonation Music Workshop will present its annual Rock-N-Pop Circus, an afternoon showcase featuring student bands THE POP TOTS, WHITE DIAMOND and THE SCORPS at Chicago's famed Lincoln Hall. This all-ages concert is by kids, for kids, and features lots of activities to keep the whole family entertained – the perfect way to spend a winter afternoon!Joining White Diamond will be Wilco’s John Stirratt, who has been mentoring the up-and-coming rock band at IMW's Fosco Park location. Also appearing will be legendary Chicago MC Psalm One and her students in RHYMESCHOOL (a joint program with IMW focused on hip-hop) and kid-friendly indie pop from Future Hits!
The family-friendly musical extravaganza will also offer Rock Star Face Painting, a Celebrity Photo Booth, a "Musical Petting Zoo"and more!Rock-N-Pop CircusSaturday, February 2, 2:00 PMLincoln Hall2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago ILTickets for adults are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Kids are $3 in advance, $5 at the door. Children under 5 are free!
The students in the after-school Intonation Music Workshop program -- all between the ages of 6 and 17 -- learn the rudiments of the instruments in rock music, form bands, and begin to play shows for their communities and beyond. Past Intonation bands have performed on stages at Lollapalooza, Millennium Park, and the Bud Biliken Parade, to name a few. Currently serving around 400 students a year at 12 sites around the city, IMW provides a safe and positive environment for kids who have few other options. “There's a movement underway to restore arts and music to the schools", says Simons, “and organizations like ours are helping lead the way. Our workshop exists not only to teach kids music, but also all the other things that playing music instills in us - confidence, teamwork, the satisfaction of setting a goal and achieving it.”
For more information, please visit www.intonationmusicworkshop.org.