One of my favorite reasons for living in Cincinnati are the many “family friendly” activities in this city. With Fall just starting means it’s time for Bluegrass for Babies! Whether you have been previously or just looking for something fun to do with your kids be sure to check event out and feel good about giving back to your community at the same time.
What: Bluegrass for Babies
When: Saturday, September 20th, 3:00-9:00pm
The concert lineup features performances by Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, and Hickory Robot. Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers will kick things off, performing at 3:00pm with the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars taking to the stage at 5:00pm. Rounding out the evening at 6:45pm will be Hickory Robot. Special guest Jennifer Ellis will perform her popular children’s songs at 4:15pm.
About: A concert with a kick!
Launched in 2009, the concert started as a way for founders Matt and Anne Schneider to give back to Cincinnati Children’s, which had provided life-saving surgery to their then newborn son. That year the couple repurposed their annual backyard bluegrass party, turning it into a successful fundraiser for the hospital, which has since raised over $100,000.
In line with the foundation’s mission to help parents create an environment to raise healthy children, Bluegrass for Babies concert attendees will have the opportunity to partake in five interactive experiences – Farmer’s Market, Healthy Home, Family Wellness, Music & Art, and Movement.
Again this year, kids 12 and under will be able to eat free with the purchase of an adult meal from the Green B.E.A.N. Delivery concession stand until 6:00 pm. One free kids meal will be available, per one purchased adult meal.
Tickets for the Bluegrass for Babies benefit concert are $15 for adults in advance and $20 day of, with children admitted for free. Presale period ends Friday, September 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at www.healthyrootsfoundation.org. Parking is $8 in the Sawyer Point parking lot. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10+ adults until Friday, September 19. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
**Mama Mimi’s, besides being a vendor at this year’s event, is also donating 100% of the money received from purchases at the event directly to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital!