The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts: Children’s Series

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Our Wednesday night Children’s Series continues to be the best outdoor festival for the younger set! We proudly present today’s most acclaimed children’s performers and bands.  The series features programs that are as smart and engaging as they are fun: kids dance and sing, parents also enjoy the entertainment! All Wednesdays in the Series are FREE.  2012 Children’s Series: Wednesdays from June 27 – August 22 at 7PM (no show July 4).  Pavilion opens at 6PM for complimentary face-painting before free Children’s Shows!
Wednesday, August 1 @ 7pm : PBS KIDS’ MR. STEVE.  Steve Roslonek of SteveSongs has been writing and performing his award-winning music for kids and families for the past eleven years. Steve blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies to create what the Boston Globe called “not just a musical journey but an entertaining, interactive and educational one.” In May 2008, Steve took on the exciting new role of “Mr. Steve,” cohost of the PBS KIDS preschool destination that features the popular shows Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Dragon Tales, and Super Why. Steve performs original interactive songs that reinforce the day’s curriculum theme.
Wednesday, August 8 @ 7pm : BRADY RYMER & THE LITTLE BAND THAT COULD.  Grammy Award nominee Brady Rymer was a founding member of the RCA roots/rock band From Good Homes, touring and recording with them for 13 years – and sharing the stage with the likes of Bob Dylan and Dave Matthews – before parenthood brought him off the road and into the world of children’s music.  Brady performs for families throughout the country with his Little Band That Could as a trio or in a full band format, rocking out with good-times musical celebrations filled with a powerful love and respect for children.
Wednesday, August 15 @ 7pm : Bari Koral Family Rock Band.  Bari’s songs are a huge hit with children and adults. Her catchy, pop friendly tunes, interactive live shows & top 10 songs on Sirius XM Kids Place Live have gained her and her band many thousands of young (and not so young!) fans. Also a children’s yoga and music and movement specialist, Bari is also known for writing great music & movement songs for children.
Wednesday, August 22 @ 7pm : DEBBIE AND FRIENDS.  Children’s entertainer Debbie Cavalier of Debbie and Friends uses original songs to tell stories that children know and love. With the recent release of her debut CD, Story Songs and Sing Alongs, Debbie has made a splash in the children and family music world.  Debbie has been making music with kids for over 20 years. She has worked with some of the world’s greatest icons in children’s music entertainment and education throughout her music publishing tenure. These pillars of children’s music include Shari Lewis, Buffalo Bob Smith of Howdy Doody, and Sesame Street-famed music teacher, Bob McGrath. Their influence on her songwriting and her creative approach to sharing music with children is evident.  A live Debbie and Friends show is a trip for the entire family—a joyful jaunt through a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae, all delivered by a band of musicians who are clearly there because they love it.
TIPS FOR SUMMER LIVING AT THE PAVILION:  For lawn seating, bring blanket and /or lawn chairs.  The park opens for pre-show picnicking approximately 60 minutes before showtime.  There is also an on-site concession with snacks and ice cream.  The Pavilion is located at 40 Jesup Road in Downtown Westport.  The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts is dedicated to providing FREE and abundant access to the performing arts, presenting a dynamic and diverse constellation of established and emerging artists – all of whom are paid, and preserving a beautiful outdoor community destination where people of all ages and backgrounds are always welcome to enjoy the arts, enjoy nature, and enjoy each other.  The Summer Season runs over the course of 10 weeks, from late June through early September, and presents a vibrant range of music, featuring established and award-winning artists as well as emerging ones, from local bands to national and international acts, plus a mix of other performing arts including dance, comedy and more.  Every summer also includes the acclaimed Children’s Series on Wednesdays; and for movers and shakers, there’s RiverSwing – an annual series of six or more evenings sprinkled throughout the season on which the Pavilion offers free pre-concert dance lessons led by professionals in the style of the music about to be enjoyed.  For tickets, show information and more, visit www.levittpavilion.com.