HIP TOT MUSIC FEST will be rocking with the bluegrass sounds of Astrograss on Sunday, April 13th at Shapeshifter Lab at 11am. The concert will start with a special appearance by Chicago’s Little Miss Ann and Brooklyn fave Suzi Shelton. Hip Tot’s resident author/illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg, will read her classic story “A City Is”. Plus everyone will get a $75 discount to Brooklyn’s own car sharing company Carpingo.
ASTROGRASS gets kids and their parents singing and dancing together, with a unique blend of bluegrass, old time, and folk music. Astrograss concerts feature sing-a-longs, dance contests, and high-energy fiddle hoedowns. The band’s family shows are for parents who want to be as enlivened as they want their children to be. Astrograss specializes in combining rocking bluegrass music with clever, witty songs designed to encourage parents to laugh and children to dance. Educational and cultural topics are woven into this family entertainment extravaganza, leaving you with more knowledge about bluegrass music, while making you a better speller.
At this upbeat kids concert, families can experience the music of Chicago’s “Queen of the Kindie scene” Little Miss Ann, a mother, veteran teacher at the Chicago gem, The Old Town School of Folk Music, Founder of the Windy Kindie Chicago Cooperative and one of Chicago’s “Most Influential Kids Musicians” as voted by the readers of Time Out Chicago. Little Miss Ann has made 3 kids CDs and is just now finishing her fourth. The Little Miss Ann Band will perform a mix of folk-rock music, both traditional songs and new ones, filled with rich vocals and a beautiful mix of simple instrumentation such as fiddles and ukuleles. Special guest, Suzi Shelton, Brooklyn Kindie favorite, will join Little Miss Ann’s Band.
Hip Tot Music Fest with Astrograss + Little Miss Ann
Sunday, April 13th @ 11am
Shapeshifter Lab: 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn 11215
$10 in advance | $15 at the door (non-walkers FREE)