Disclaimer: LiveNation gave me two tickets to give away. All opinions are my own. No other compensation was given.
Children should go to concerts.
And not just the concerts meant for little kids, with colorful characters acting out the songs and encouraging the kids to sing along. And not just the concerts that inevitably happen in the summer with a local concert band around the Fourth of July.
They should listen to the local rock bands and be the ones spinning in front of the girl with the acoustic guitar at the coffee shop and go to that all-day jazz festival.
Wonder Boy has gone to concerts ever since in utero, where he kicked along to a familiar song as I sat in a crowded room wondering if the noise level was too loud for his developing ears.
He’s been held at the back of venues, staring in wonder. He’s sat on my husband’s shoulders, thrilling at the noise and shouting, “You rock!” just at that moment where everyone else stops cheering and the band starts playing the next song.
Well, I was totally impressed with I heard about the “Big Top” set of performances happening this month.
Indie American folk band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are headlining an eclectic music festival under a vintage big top tent in LA.
The Big Top music festival will include a farmers market, beer garden, other musicians and circus-style acts. Marionettes, balloons, acrobats- it’s an amazing lineup.
The band toured with Mumford and Sons in 2011 and was featured in the award-winning documentary “Big Easy Express”.
On Sunday, October 20th there will be a special family matinée as part of their weekend festival in LA State Historic Park, featuring Gwyndolyn and the Good Time Gang.
This is a great chance to take the family out for an afternoon somewhere where you can get a complete experience- music kids and adults can enjoy along with creative performances on stage and beyond. This concert is going to be amazing!
There will be an outdoor bazaar that is free to the public and will have performances on an outdoor stage, vendors and food and drink. Check out more information about the concert or free outdoor bazaar at the events Facebook page.
From Rolling Stone:
The circus experience was created and curated by the band, and the festivities
will take place beneath a traditional big top tent and include film and art
installations leading to an intimate performance in the round by Sharpe and his
band. A farmer’s market, beer garden, and other musical performances will take
place outside the tent, rounding out the carnivalesque experience. Big Top will
also feature vaudeville comedy, contortionists, acrobats, puppetry and
interactive performance art.
Listen to Edward Sharpe and the magnetic Zeros’ song “Home”.
I love the folk genre for entire families to enjoy- most kids I know love acoustic guitar music and the songs tend to be more family friendly and easy to dance along to.
I am also lucky enough to be able to give away a pair of tickets to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Sunday matinee performance.
Tickets for the concert under the Big Top are $50 for adults; $25 for kids 3-12 (2 and under are free) and a family 4-pack is only $100.
I can’t wait to hear about this concert, so please share pictures with me on Instagram or tweet me (both at @mrswndr) so I can experience it too.
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