Free interactive activities
for kids of all ages!
When: Saturday, 1 to 5 pm
Where: in City Lot 56 at the South end of Turner Street
Hands-on Music-making Experiences
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’s Broad Art Museum will feature arts and crafts for kids of all ages to explore musical themed art.
At the Capital Area District Mobile Library Van, young people can explore books about music and the Blues!