Want to take your kids to see a children’s musician this summer? There are a few concerts especially for kids happening in the Stateline area.
Anderson Japanese Gardens is bringing back its Groovin’ in the Gardens Kids Music series this summer! There will be three performances, one each month from June through August. This series encourages kids to dance, sing, and be silly.
Here’s a list of performers, dates, and what you need to know before you go.
All performances cost $10 per person, $8 per student, children 5 and under are free, garden members are free. Cost includes admission to the gardens.
Friday, June 14 at 10 am
Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G) is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist, activist, and educator. With ten albums of original songs composed in four languages, Ben tours internationally as a solo artist and with his Global Citizen Ensemble. His spirited bilingual performances aim to dissolve borders and foster cross-cultural connections.
Friday, July 12 at 10 am
As travels across the country and around the world, Tim Kubart is known to audiences for infusing children’s music with a pop sensibility and heartfelt sound that moves your feet and touches your heart. Tim has also colored outside the lines as a singer-songwriter, hosting the preschooler TV series, Sunny Side Up, writing songs for classic programs like Sesame Street, playing tambourine with viral music sensation Postmodern Jukebox, and more. Tim also won the 2016 GRAMMY Award for Best Children’s Album for his independently released, fifth album for families, HOME.
Friday, August 9 at 10 am
Filled with songs and stories from his award-winning recordings and books, Jim Gill has a unique approach to his concerts for young children and families. His graduate studies in child development have convinced him that family play is more important to young children than music alone…whether the music is classical, folk or rock and roll. Each of Jim’s concerts is an active sing-along and clap-along. He bangs out energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, jumps, dances and even sneezes along.
Things to know before you go:
- These concerts are all outside so bring lawn chairs, blankets, and possibly bug spray.
- All performances start at 10 am and take place outside the Pavilion.
- You can come early and set up blankets and chairs on the lawn.
- You can park at the College of Medicine, there will be a free shuttle service.
- Performances may be canceled due to bad weather