The Inner Arbor Trust presents Chrysalis Kids, a series of free family arts events running from April to September 2019.  The Chrysalis Kids Series is presented by the Trust in partnership with Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Columbia Association and is sponsored by ReThink Water.  Chrysalis Kids is made possible through the support of Downtown Columbia PartnershipKinetics Dance Theater, Columbia Orchestra, Columbia Concert Band, Columbia Art Center, Village Green/ Town Squared blog, Columbia Festival of the Arts, and Drama Learning Center.

 
 
 
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Sonia De Los Santos

by Merriweather Park at Symphony  

June 29, 2019, gates open 9:30 a.m., show 10 a.m.

The critically acclaimed Sonia De Los Santos Trio comes to the Chrysalis with their beautiful Spanish and English language family music.

Sonia De Los Santos was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, and sings in English and Spanish, playing guitar, mandolin, and jarana. With her own multicultural band, she shares songs from her celebrated album, Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island(Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award Winner), which is a collection of songs that reflect her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. This unique concert is filled with original songs, Latin American party tunes and new bilingual versions of American classics. De Los Santos has been hailed by Billboard as "one of the Latin children's music artists you should know," and her music has been featured on NBC's Visiones, Sirius XM's Kids Place Live and WXPN's Kids Corner, among others. 

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground and the performance starts at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.

https://www.soniadelossantosmusic.com/

 
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Barry Polisar

July 13 2019, gates open at 9:30 a.m., show 10 a.m.

A five-time Parents’ Choice Award winner, Barry is a pioneer in the world of music for children. He has recorded and shared his songs, poems, stories, and books with audiences throughout the world and has performed at The White House, The Smithsonian, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He gives concerts and author visits in schools and performing art centers from Washington DC to Fairbanks, Alaska and was given a Special Library Recognition Award for his “ability to communicate with and excite children to read.” Barry’s songs are featured in television shows, feature films, and dozens of TV ads throughout the world. His books and poems have been translated into other languages and his songs have been recorded and performed by singers and musicians internationally. He has written songs for Sesame Street and The Weekly Reader and starred in a television show for children that won two Emmy awards.


Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground and the performance starts at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.

This event is presented in partnership with the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.

http://barrylou.com/

 
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Dance Party on the Chrysalis! 

July 14 2019, gates open at 9:30 a.m., show 10 a.m.

Join Julia McCready, preschool music educator extraordinaire, for a dance party on the Chrysalis stage! Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground and the tot-sized dance party gets started at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

Thanks to Village Green / Town2 blog for sponsoring this event.

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.

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Milkshake! Trio

July 2019, gates open at 9:30 a.m., show 10 a.m.

Milkshake! returns to Chrysalis Kids!

Milkshake is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids. This dynamo of local children's music opened the Chrysalis Kids Series last year, and they are back with their energizing music!

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground and the performance starts at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.

http://www.milkshakemusic.com/

 
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Mr. Jon and Friends

August 4 2019, gates open at 9:30 a.m., show 10 a.m.

Mr. Jon & Friends is Parents’ Choice Award-winning music for kids and their families.

This energetic family music is all about fun, movement, and laughter! Mr. Jon & Friends makes music for kids and their families that inspire fun, laughter, and dancing. Sometimes with a band, sometimes as a duo, and sometimes solo, the music of Mr. Jon & Friends is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground and the performance starts at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.

This event is presented in partnership with the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.

https://www.mrjonmusic.com/

 
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Beat Bugs A Musical Adventure

August 10 2019, gates open at 2:30 p.m., show at 3 p.m.

Drama Learning Center's TYA program brings its second production to Chrysalis Kids! Inspired by music made famous by The Beatles, Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure hits the stage. Meet the Beat Bugs – five insect pals who explore the world and pick up life lessons along the way in this new musical, based on the Netflix animated series that incorporates songs of that famous band. Walter, Buzz, Jay, Crick, and Kumi embark on a mission to save Strawberry Fields from being taken over by a stink bug with other plans for it. Some of the songs from the iconic catalog that appears in the show include “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” and “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

Gates open at 2:30 p.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground and the performance starts at 3:00 p.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.

 

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