We love that Chicago is such a music hub, especially because that means there are plenty of bands that cater just to kids and families. This weekend, we found ten great shows you and the kids will love in Chicagoland:You might also like:
Susan is an award-winning children's music composer and performer. Based in Chicago for 25 years, she has performed for children throughout the country.
Clap, wiggle, shake and sway to the smooth sound of jazz.
Performances by the Crystal Lake Strikers' All Star Drumline-comprised of talented adult and high school drummers from all around town.
Evanston Escola de Samba brings the costumes, music, dancing and drumming of Rio's annual Carnival to Naperville.
Features a performance of the Ravel classic, Mother Goose Suite, with stories told by Virginia Pebelske, "Mz. Ginger" Travelling Storytime and Stories-in-the-Park Librarian for the Aurora Public Library, and the Children's March by Australian born composer, Percy Grainger. There will be an opportunity for children to have a brief stint conducting the orchestra in a march from Mozart's opera, Cosi fan tutte. During the intermission, there will be an "Instrument Petting Zoo" where children can try playing various orchestral instruments.
This week, the Boogers perform on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Apples, Peaches, Lemonade performs Sunday at 12 p.m..
Equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook, Gustafer Yellowgold concerts are a truly different multimedia experience that entrances children and adults alike.
Known as "The First Lady of Children's Music," Ella is a Chicago native who has been educating children through her call-and-response song style for over 50 years. She encourages learning through play to teach kids about cultural diversity and creativity.
Parents and kids dance, play and savor healthy snacks. Arts and crafts, mini-manis, dancing and unlimited juice boxes included (cash bar for parents). April 13 and May 11.
Matinee event with Sunnyside Up and The Teflons features music and a family barn dance.