Dancin Sprouts Schedule

Wed 11 Jun

Duke Otherwise

PHOTO: Duke Otherwise

Wednesday, June 11
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

With his outrageously clever tunes, Duke Otherwise is a children's musician unlike any you've heard before. The Duke won't sing about wheels on a bus unless they're flat, square, or coming off.  He will instead sing about love-struck third graders, a multi-cultural bowling team, or a forlorn king of the jungle.

Wed 18 Jun

Wendy Morgan & DB

Wendy Morgan & DB

Wednesday, June 18
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The original songs of Wendy & DB help children discover the world around them through music. Their songs teach musical basics like melody and rhythm; kids are encouraged to join in and shout out answers to questions in the songs. Wendy & DB also introduce kids to instruments including maracas and bells.

Wed 25 Jun

Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies

Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies

Wednesday, June 25
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies, Chicago’s favorite family band makes super-rockin’, positive music at family-friendly volumes.  Their repertoire includes originals and classic tunes, bridging genres from swing to rock to samba. Be prepared for memorable singalongs, thumping rhythms, and a high-energy call and response!

Wed 2 Jul

Karen Banks-Lubicz

PHOTO: Karen Banks-Lubicz

Wednesday, July 2
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Karen enjoys bringing interactive, danceable music to young children and their families. Karen’s easygoing folk-rock style will have you singing along to old familiars and learning new catchy ones. She is supported by her husband, Carl, on bass; Rob Newhouse on electric guitar; and Lenny Marsh on drums.

Wed 9 Jul

Human Tim + Robot Tim

Human Tim + Robot Tim

Wednesday, July 9
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Human Tim + Robot-Tim have been making music for small humans and their grown-ups since 2009. Human-Tim mostly plays the guitar and sings, while Robot-Tim mostly pushes buttons and dances. Aided by some talented friends, they play family-friendly, indie-rockin', slightly twangy electro-folk music.

Wed 16 Jul

Rolie Polie Guacamole

PHOTO: Rolie Polie Guacamole

Wednesday, July 16
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Rolie Polie Guacamole started out in Brooklyn, New York, six years ago. Their high-energy, interactive shows are a mix of funk, rock, and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy, and staying active. The band's latest album, Houses of the Moly, won a Parents' Choice Silver Award and was a National Parenting Publications Awards honors recipient.

 

Wed 23 Jul

The Swingset

The Swingset

Wednesday, July 23
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Sean and Karen are a husband and wife musical group who have released a CD of original music, Moodswings. The duo blends vocal harmonies reminiscent of the Beatles and the Everly Brothers, delivered in an original, heartfelt style. Last summer, they placed second out of more than 200 contestants in a suburban Chicago talent competition.

Wed 30 Jul

Leonardo and the Makin' Waves Band

Leonardo and the Making Waves Band

Wednesday, July 30
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This Parents' Choice Award-winning family musician performs original songs and traditional favorites that entertain, educate, and empower audiences of all ages and abilities.  The high-energy, interactive concert is a celebration of possibilities. With fun props and a colorful set, this concert is a pep rally, rock 'n' roll show, and beach party all on one stage.

Wed 6 Aug

Karen K and the Jitterbugs

Karen K and the Jitterbugs

Wednesday, August 6
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Karen K & the Jitterbugs is a Parents’ Choice Award-winning group that plays rock and pop music the whole family loves! Join Karen K in her Bug Out, the imaginary fort in her backyard, and her friends the Jitterbugs: Bumble (guitar), Stink Bug (drums), Hop (bass), and sidekick and best friend, Lightning Bug (everything else).

Click here To view Karen K’s hit video “(I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck”! 

Wed 13 Aug

Morgan & DB & the Band

Morgan & DB & the Band

Wednesday, August 13
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The FUN band is a group of musicians who back up Wendy & DB. They include Dean Rolando on piano, Geoffrey Lowe on bass, and Dennis Calito on percussion/drum. This interactive band is a must-see for children and parents!

Wed 20 Aug

Super Stolie & The Rockstars

Super Stolie and The Rockstars

Wednesday, August 20
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join Rebecca Stoelinga, a Deerfield native, for an engaging, high-energy show for the entire family. Super Stolie encourages children to embrace their own uniqueness by singing, dancing, hopping, balancing, and trying an awesome rock star jump! Super Stolie's captivating show will engage kids of all ages, getting the whole family to sing along and skip away with tunes in their heads and positive messages!

Sun 24 Aug

Little Miss Ann

Little Miss Ann

Wednesday, August 24
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

This interactive kids' concert will feature the upbeat folk rock music of Little Miss Ann, a mother and Old Town School of Folk Music instructor. The readers of Time Out Chicago voted her one of Chicago's “Most Influential Kids’ Musicians.” Little Miss Ann and her band deliver a performance packed with rich vocals, unique instrumentation, and positive messages.

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