March concerts for families around Chicago

There are a number of places to take your kids to hear a wide variety of music in and around Chicago. Here are some of our favorites.

Wake Up & Boogie Down Family Festival

Includes live musical performances byBubblesAcademy, School of Rock and Bollywood Groove, rock’n’ roll makeovers, crafts, games, healthy snacks and a dress-upphoto booth.

Musical Journey Through Latin America: A Concert for Families with Young Children

Families with young children join Marieth Quintero, musician andeducator, for a delightful, interactive concert featuring songs andinstruments from Central and South America. Call for informationand directions.

Around the World with Quintet Attacca

Each week, a new theme introduces young music enthusiasts andtheir adult companions to basic musical concepts and helps them getto know the woodwind family by solving The Mystery of the MissingMusical Clock (Feb. 25), choosing a Quintet Idol winner (March 3),and playing Where in the World is Quintet Attacca? (March 10).After the concert, a special treasure hunt is available forfamilies to explore the Museum together.

Family Concert: Introducing: Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry

Performance created by and featuring musician Rami Vamos,that introduces children to the instrumentation and texturesof the string quartet as well as the compositional process. Themediocre genius, Schmutzinberry, creates his masterpiece to thesounds of a live string quartet. Ludwig van Beethoven even makes acameo.

Justin Roberts

Grammy-nominated Justin Roberts is truly one of the “all-stars” of the indie family music scene. With numerous national awards and recognition and a devoted fan base, Justin and The Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.

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