for kids of all ages!

When:  Saturday, 1 to 5 pm

Where:   in City Lot 56 at the south end of Turner Street, near the River Stage



On the nearby MICA Stage:

2:00-3:00 pm Harmonica for Kids taught by Andy Wilson, with free harmonicas to the first 100 kids.



Free face painting, sponsored by MICA Gallery, offering a variety of designs.

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

MSU’s Broad Art Museum invites kids to create unique paper art projects, and have a special symbol from the museum painted on their faces.

Hands-on Music-making Experiences

Try out a variety of instruments, under the guidance of expert musicians.  In addition to the harmonica experience on the MICA Stage (see above), you’ll find the following in the KidzBeat tents.
Marshall Music logo

MARSHALL MUSIC  is providing an electric guitar and electric bass for kids to explore, and KidzBeat has brought in two outstanding musicians to guide them as they get rockin’ and rollin’.

On the electric guitar all afternoon will be Bob Wilson, a self-taught musician (though with years of music theory studies), who performed professionally with a variety of bands alongside a career in the Air Force and Navy. He’s now retired to his native Lansing, where he enjoys composing and recording music in a home studio – and passing on his love of guitar to the next generation.

On the electric bass will be legendary rock musician Randy “Bird” Burghdoff, who for almost 30 years has been playing with Rare Earth, a funk-rock-soul Motown band that had platinum-selling records and still headlines at festivals. He loves sharing how this instrument not only adds the “bassline” but solo riffs as well.

MSU Community Music School
Woodwind and brass instruments – Talented musicians from MSU’s Community Music School will be providing an “instrument petting zoo” — helping kids try out a variety of orchestra instruments, all afternoon.