Jim Gill Live – Music Play for Young Children

Award-winning musician and author, Jim Gill, will perform at the Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, in Burlington, on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. Every Jim Gill concert is an opportunity for family play!

In concert, Jim strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games that he creates. The concert will feature songs from his newest CD release, Vote For Jim Gill! Jim will also lead families in active favorites such as “Spin Again” and his “Silly Dance Contest!”

Jim Gill is a musician and author with unique credentials among children’s artists. He is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim’s recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult. Anyone who has experienced one of Jim’s family concerts knows that rather than performing for the children and parents, Jim leads them to sing and play together.

Jim has released seven award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms. He is also the author of two children’s books. His latest, A Soup Opera, is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras. The book received an American Library Association award in 2010.

Jim’s distinctive music play creates a family room experience wherever the concert is held. Come and join in the fun!

5 reasons to go to the concert at the park this weekend

Appalachian Grass will perform live at Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veteran’s Way in Burlington, on Saturday, August 20 at 7 p.m.

The top 5 reasons you should go to the concert:

  1. It’s bluegrass music!
  2. Appalachian Grass combines bluegrass history and stories with showmanship and humor to deliver top notch entertainment.
  3. This group is known for the quality of their singing; their vocals are a blend of smooth and intricate harmonies that are a delight to hear.
  4. The concert is FREE!
  5. And last but not least, Kitty McIntyre’s show-stopping fiddle trick!

Don’t forget your lawn chairs – the concert will be at Boone Woods Park in Burlington. In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington. Inclement weather after 5 p.m. may not allow enough time to move all of the sound equipment and instruments indoors. Call the Rain-Out Hotline at 859-334-2283 for weather updates.

Sponsored by Boone County Public Library and Boone County Parks Department