I know that I've got a few readers in the area in and around Portland, Oregon - so this one's for you.
On August 3, 2013, the first-ever ROX IN SOX Children's Music and Book Festival will take place in Lake Oswego, OR. Admission to the event is FREE, though families are asked to bring socks, shoes and books at the door to distribute to kids in need in Portland, Kenya and Jamaica. Behind the event is noted Children's musician AARON NIGEL SMITH, director of the International One World Chorus.
More from the official announcement:
Performers include Aaron and his One World Chorus members, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, “kid-hop” artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, interactive percussive band Rhythm Child, Seattle's coolest teacher-rockers Recess Monkey, and more. Performers from the Portland Opera and locally based kindie stars Lori Henriques and Mo Phillips round out the non-stop day of musical fun. Kids may also enjoy readings and interaction with authors like Deborah Hopkinson, Greta Pederson and Noel MacNeal.
The daylong Rox in Sox activities will also include family yoga and other fitness fun, hula hooping, drumming, and a host of hands-on arts and crafts activities from Frog Pond Toys and Lakeshore Learning. The Portland Children’s Museum staff will be on hand to provide face-painting, and a variety of yummy food and beverages will be provided by Joe’s Burgers and Marley Coffee.
For more on the event, check out the official website.
About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is The Rock Father™.
Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the parent blogging landscape, Zahn is a regular contributor to Chicago Parent, serves as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent), and has guest blogged as a member of the Sprout Kindness Crew.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for the likes of FEAR FACTORY, DIRGE WITHIN, PRODUCT OF HATE, ARCANIUM and others, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands.
James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, and in 2013 he's been quoted on CNN, Babble, The Huffington Post, and The Good Men Project, in addition to making appearances on ABC News and WGN.
Learn more here.
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