Children’s Entertainment Tent Schedule 2017

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Who doesn’t love to be entertained?! This year’s Festival includes a wide vareity of performances for kids in our Children’s Entertainment Tent. Be prepared to learn while also having lots of fun! Make sure to bring your dancing shoes for our bands, including the University of Texas at Austin Mariachi Ensemble. We’re also looking forward to performances by the Harmony Schools Austin Folklorico Dance Group and McCallum High School Knights of Steel Band on Sunday.

We can’t wait for you to join us!

 

Magician Kent Cummins

Saturday 10:00-10:45

Want to learn some magic? Come be amazed by the fantastic Kent Cummins, an author, speaker and entertainer who showcases his lifelong love of magic to audiences around the world.

 

Bouncing Ball Music

Saturday 11:00-11:45

Joe McDermott is an absolute wizard at communicating with children through music! He has produced 31 years of family music so come listen, participate and sing along.

 

University of Texas at Austin Mariachi Ensemble

Saturday 12:00-12:45

Bring your dancing shoes, the Texas Marichi band is coming! Also known as The Mariachi Paredes de Tejastilán, the UT Austin Marichi Ensemble will be performing in the entertainment tent at noon on Saturday.

 

Echo and the Bats

1:00-1:45

Rock out with Echo and the Bats! Come hear a story time unlike any other. Echo and the Bats connect kids to a love for reading through the power of music.

 

 

Harmony Schools Austin Folklorico Dance Team

Saturday 2:00-2:45

Watch as the Harmony School’s Folklorico Dance Team performs traditional Latin American dances! These dances emphasize local folk culture and you won’t want to miss it.

 

Ready, Set, Draw!

Saturday 3:00-3:45

We’ll have a blast as three awesome, nationally renowned illustrators go toe-to-toe and sketch-to-sketch in this rapid-fire, Pictionary-like drawing game! The included authors are Steven Weinberg, Mike Curato, and Kathryn Otoshi.

 

KIPP Steel Drum Band

Saturday 4:00-4:45

Like to walk to the beat of your own drum? Then come watch the KIPP student steel drum band musicians perform.

 

Hand To Mouth Puppet Theater

Sunday 11:00-11:45

Do you love puppets? The Hand to Mouth Puppet Theatre will be creating and performing their popular puppet and shadow puppet shows for the audiences delight.

 

Sing and Create with Barney Saltzberg!

Sunday 12:00-12:45

Young artists, join us for the special session with Barney Saltzberg, author of the new interactive journal, My Book of Beautiful Oops, based on his beloved bestseller, Beautfiul Oops! Barney will lead us in song and get our creative powers flowing!

 

Mystic Drumz

Sunday 1:00-1:45

Fun and informational, Mystic Drumz is a leader in world music education! All ages can come dance to their unique rhythm and sounds that enlighten and engage audiences.

 

 

Harmony Schools Austin Folklorico Dance Team

Sunday 2:00-2:45

Watch as the Harmony School’s Folklorico Dance Team performs traditional Latin American dances! These dances emphasize local folk culture and you won’t want to miss it.

 

Big Don Productions

Sunday 3:00-3:45

This children’s hip-hop artist is the perfect combination of educational and fun! Big Don teaches children about a wide variety of subjects such as conjunctions, nouns, food groups, and the importance of safety first!

 

McCallum High School Knights of Steel Band

Sunday 4:00-4:45

Listen and be inspired by the McCallum High School Steel Band as they perform! You won’t want to miss it!