Thursday, July 27
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
Where else can you see a fox, a bear, a kangaroo, and a lion perform rock music for free? The Party Animals Live is an interactive Rock n Roll concert for kids. It’s four lovable characters: Kaiya the Kangaroo, Walter the Fox, Bandon the Bear and Lance the Lion invite the whole audience to come along on a musical journey as they prepare for Brandon the Bear’s surprise birthday party. Their witty banter and clever songs from their top selling album “Never Too Young To Rock n Roll” keeps the party rockin’ for both parent and child alike. The party starts the moment the first family arrives till the moment they leave with pre and post show entertainment provided by Stilt Walkers, Aerialists, Face Painters and Balloon Artists. Created by Mark Allen Ruegg, a well known children entertainer and baby wrangler in Los Angeles, CA (clients include Cindy Crawford, Steven Spielberg, Pamela Anderson, Disney, Baby Style and American Girl) and music written by Phil X and Ninette Terhart (Tommy Lee, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry and Powder). This is a guaranteed hit with rockers of all ages! Together they have turned their “Rock Concert” into a Party! From the moment you arrive, till the second you leave, this party will be going strong. Come to the Levitt to see The Party Animals take the stage to sing and dance to some of the coolest kid songs ever written!
“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 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.