You and your kids are invited to nine, free outdoor concerts for children and parents from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays at the Levitt Pavilion in Westport, starting with the band Milkshake on June 26.
The band is described by the Levitt as offering “quality rock music without sacrificing its craft and spirit.”
- “The Grammy-nominated Milkshake has released four award-winning CDs, a Parent’s Choice Silver Award winning DVD Screen Play, and has had music videos on Nick Jr., PBS KIDS and the Emmy-winning cartoon ToddWorld. Their fourth CD, Great Day, was nominated for a Grammy for “’Best Musical Recording for Children’”
“Amid all the fun and silliness, Milkshake songs are best known for introducing children to basic concepts of creative thinking, as evidenced in their many songs for PBS KIDS and Nick Jr. Even when we’re dancing, we can still be learning!”
— from the Levitt Pavilion announcement
“Children are welcome to visit the Melissa & Doug Hospitality Tents and enjoy complimentary face-painting for kids (while supplies last)!” the Levitt said in an announcement. “As always, on-site activities begin an hour before show-time.” In other words, 6 p.m. The band plays from 7 to 8 p.m.
These concerts are free — like almost all other concerts at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in downtown Westport. You just have to decide whether to face late afternoon northbound I-95 traffic (or Merritt Parkway traffic) in order to get there. The ride back is easy.
The concert series, which runs through Aug. 23, is sponsored by the Melissa & Doug toy company (a national toy company headquartered in Wilton).
About Levitt Pavilion’s Concerts
The Levitt Pavilion offers about 50 outdoor concerts each summer at its outdoor venue along the Saugatuck River in downtown Westport.
Here’s a note from the Levitt describing some of their rules:
—The lawn and the ice cream concession are open to the public one hour before show-time.
—Facility is closed to public during load-in and sound-check.
—Picnics are welcome.
—The Levitt Pavilion and its perimeter is a non-smoking area.
—Pets are not allowed.
In case of inclement weather, check the Levitt website or call our concert hotline (203-221-2153) at or after 4:30 p.m. on the day of the show for a location status update. While we have a nearby rain location for free shows, we always do our best to stay outside shower or shine!
The Children’s Concert Series
Here’s a list of the nine concerts in the series (note the July 2 show is on a TUESDAY, all others are on a Wednesday):
- June 26: MILKSHAKE
- July 2, Tuesday: DAN & CLAUDIA ZANES
- July 10: LARD DOG & THE BAND OF SHY
- July 17: JOSH LOVELACE
- July 24: JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS
- July 31: SECRET AGENT 23 SKIDOO
- Aug. 7: THE NOT-ITS!
- Aug. 14: SUZIE SHELTON & BAND
- Aug. 21: JOJO & THE PINECONES