Thursday, July 6
Children’s Concert Schedule:
5:30PM Festival begins
5:45PM – 6:45PM Interactive Children’s Workshops, “Little Hands Big World”
7:00PM – 8:15PM Main Stage .
2017 GRAMMY winner Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is the Premier
Purveyor of Family Funk and Half Pint Hip Hop.
More Fraggles than Wiggles, more Soul Train than Thomas the Train, 23 Skidoo is equal parts Dr. Suess and Dr. Dre!
His albums and shows are a cornucopia of creativity, mixing a wide spectrum of genres into multi instrumental, musically sophisticated, lyrically intelligent house party classics. With an authentic feel that resonates from packed park jams in the South Bronx to sold out shows at The Smithsonian, 23 Skidoo is the pioneer of positive family Hip Hop music.
With an ongoing string of eight #1 hits on SiriusXM, glowing reviews from TIME, USA Today, People and NPRʼs “All Things Considered”, rocking sets at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, LegoLand and countless other top quality venues, plus a 2015 GRAMMY nomination, the Skidoo crew is spreading the word and the wordplay far and wide.
“Little Hands, Big World” Interactive Workshops: Made possible by grants from the Tournament of Roses Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, “Little Hands, Big World,” is a series of interactive workshops which take place prior to our Children’s Night concerts during our Summer Season. These workshops are FREE of charge, and designed to extend children’s experience of our concerts, and expand their cultural understanding by teaching music, songs, and dance from around the world. These interactive programs are offered by highly skilled teaching artists from the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, in a welcoming and supportive group environment that engages children and encourages parental involvement.
Covering traditions from the African diaspora, Asia, Latin America, and our own backyard, “Little Hands, Big World” will include participatory cultural dance and singing, drumming workshops, instrument building, and art activities as a fun and hands-on means by which families can further experience and appreciate the cultural music and dance presented in our summer festival.
The series invites families and people of all ages to experience a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary journey around the globe in celebration of the diversity of Southern California.
KidZone features child and family focused interactive fun and games! Activities vary by day. Children can have their face painted, grab a balloon, make chalk drawings, make instruments, and color to their hearts content.