Monday, September 15, 2014

Wiggle Out Loud

Yesterday was the second "Wiggle Out Loud" children's music festival in Oklahoma City. We are lucky to have this in our state - it's the only major children's music festival that's free to attend, and it includes great local, regional, and national acts! I was privileged to start things off, then Lisa, Evalyn, and I enjoyed the rest of the day taking in all the great music, food and activities. Lisa took a lot of photos, so feast your eyes...

I got to kick things off!

I had a great little crowd - enough kids to have fun, but not so much there wasn't room to run around. During "Big Red Fire Truck" kids went "racing to the rescue."

That's Evalyn in the lower right, overseeing the fire truck races.

Going "Roundy Round!"

The Tyrannosaur Crunch!

Next up were the Doo Dads from Kansas City. Ken here on the keyboard was a childhood friend of mine. Weird we'd both end up performing music at the same festival!

Heidi Swedberg gave a rollicking wacky performance with the Sukey Jump Band. Say, isn't that Susan from Seinfeld? Yes. Yes it is. But she has given up the glamour of TV sitcoms in favor of her true calling - singing for kids!

"The Boogy Man" came out to dance during one of Heidi's songs. That's actually our buddy Brady Shattan, A.K.A. "Mini Elvis," under that ragmop. 

The toddlers were drawn to the fountain for some relief from the heat. Actually the weather was quite pleasant, but they were still drawn to the fountain.

Adam & Kizzie from OKC are new to the children's music thing. A highlight of their set for me was their fantastic rendition of "Three Little Pigs" in song form.

Chris "Boom" Wiser, the mastermind behind this festival, and one half of the Sugar Free Allstars.

Rob "Dr. Rock" Martin, the other half, laying down a funky beat.

Boom & Dr. Rock brought several guests up to share the stage, including "Mini Elvis..."

... and one of the Choo Choo dancers from Disney Jr. Later he performed with Genevieve Goings, but we had to head home just as they were getting started. School night for Evalyn and all.