Jun 26, 201208:00 AMHoneybee Mama
Concerts for Kids
I love music. I love live music. There's a special community connection with others when you share an experience together like life performance art. Unfortunately a lot of "grown-up" music performances are expensive and are held after I prefer my kids to be in bed for the night! And let's get real, I DO enjoy activities without my kids sometimes!
But did you know there's a place in Tulsa that has concerts for kids? Connor's Cove Theater at Hardesty Regional Library boasts free performances for children and families like story tellers, musical performances, author visits, puppet shows, fun nature and science presentations, historical reenactments and much more.
I've known about Connor's Cove for a while, but we hadn't had the opportunity to visit during a show yet. It's only open during performances, so until our recent visit we'd only peeked in through the gate. The facility is beautiful, with a nautical theme. Alec was really impressed with this gorgeous model of a ship!
The littles and I found our way into the auditorium to find our seats to see Charlie Hope. I can't remember what had Aidan so sour that morning (I'm sure he was mad at me for saying No to him about something silly...), but he was not interested in getting involved in the music at all!
Alec was! Once she got started, Charlie led the kids in some super fun and catchy tunes that all had hand motions.
Before we knew it, a kid sized mosh pit formed at the front. I could tell there were a few parents who were uncomfortable with it, and there may have been a few library staff watching to remove those who climbed onto the stage, but it was harmless! Even my sour six year old got out of his seat and cut a rug. They were all dancing and having a blast; I mean, how is this any different than grown-ups crowding the stage at a Dave Matthews concert?!
I totally gave in and bought two of Miss Charlie's CDs. They are great and I adore her song, "One That I Love."
After taking a few spins of the pirate ship wheel,
and climbing around on the boat out front,
we bebopped through the rest of our day to Miss Charlie's lighthearted melodies. We're still working our way through our Summer reading lists and looking forward to our next visit to Connor's Cove. I hope you'll join us!
See you around town!