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Free Kids Entertainment at Les Gove Park on Wednesdays!

Kids SummerStageThe Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department, along with series sponsor, CHI Franciscan Health, is excited to announce the rockin’ Kids Summerstage 2015 line-up. The combination of entertainment and available park activities will ensure these noon concerts are a real treat for all attendees.

The series is held at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE on Wednesdays at noon, beginning on July 8 and ending on August 12.  The six-week series will be held adjacent to the Discovery Playground.  Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch, suits and towels for Rotary Spray Park, and spend the afternoon in beautiful Les Gove Park!

July 8 – Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies
Brian Vogan and his fabulous six-piece band, the Good Buddies, plays music for the whole family to enjoy!  The group recently released a new album and will be playing new songs along with their old favorites.

July 15 – Louie Foxx’s One Man Side Show
Astounding magic tricks, side-splitting comedy, hilarious cowboy tricks, eye popping hand shadows and audience interaction will guarantee enjoyment. Louie is a two-time Guinness World Record Holder and performed on ‘America’s Got Talent’.  Great for all ages!

July 22 – Recess Monkey
A trio of Seattle teachers that will entertain with their irresistibly catchy music.  This hour will be jam-packed with singable, danceable ‘kindie’ songs that parents enjoy as much as their kids.

July 29 – Reptile Isle
Always a hit with kids, Reptile Isle intrigues and educates his audience and provides a hands-on component at the end of the show.

August 5 – The Harmonica Pocket
A highly entertaining and interactive performance that gets kids (and the adults who bring them!), dancing in their seats!  The Harmonica Pocket mixes up dance, music and imaginative games for a hilariously enjoyable time.

August 12 – Linda Severt’s Juggletunes
A unique and entertaining performance featuring music expertly played on a variety of instruments including guitar, ukulele, concertina, junk drum set and even bicycle horns. In addition to original music, Linda weaves juggling, puppetry and hilarious physical comedy into her show. Lots of laughs!

And if entertainment wasn’t enough, an ArtRageous hands-on art component will be offered each week – free of charge. Participants will get the opportunity to learn various art techniques from professional artists.  All craft projects are offered from 11:00am – 2:00pm.  Sample activities include a collage on contact paper with Sean Chandler and marbleized paper with artist Mary Ellen Bowers.

The City of Auburn is pleased to have CHI Franciscan Health’s sponsorship of the Kids Summerstage series. Franciscan Medical Group recently opened a new medical clinic at 205 10th Street NE, between Lowe’s and Fred Meyer. The clinic offers family medicine with same-day appointments, lab services, a pharmacy, X-ray and several specialty services such as cardiology. Representatives from the clinic will be on-hand with an information table at each performance. To schedule an appointment, call 253-351-5300 or visit www.franciscanhealth.org. 

Additional summer event information is listed on the City of Auburn’s official website, www.auburnwa.gov/events. For additional event information, please contact the Parks, Arts & Recreation Department at 253-931-3043.