Justin Roberts to play at Thornton A. Sullivan park Tuesday morning at 10am

Justin Roberts appearing at Silver Lake
Popular children’s musician performs at Everett’s concert series.  Join us Thursday morning at 10 a.m. for Justin Roberts, performing a free concert at Silver Lake, part of the 2010 Children’s Concert Series. All the way from Chicago, Justin Roberts is truly one of the rock stars of contemporary kids’ music. Having received accolades from USA Today, The NY Times, People, Entertainment weekly and many more, Justin has a devoted following of kids and parents alike who have fallen in love with his engaging live performances, memorable recordings and national television appearances. Get a taste of Justin’s music below.

For concert detailsFor more information about this concert please visit www.enjoyeverett.org or call 425-257-7117.

• Thursday August 12, 10 – 11 a.m.
• Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake, 11405 Silver Lake Rd.
• Free admission
• Park for free at Silver Lake or the south Everett park-n-ride.
• www.justinroberts.org

More about Justin Roberts:
Justin’s latest CD Jungle Gym ascends through the collective memories of childhood: from the joys of trick or treating and gym class parachutes and sleepovers to the magic stillness of snow days. The recording takes listeners on a journey through iconic experiences that kids will relate to and parents will remember. It’s an often funny and rocking ride: from magic moments sailing on a moonlit cardboard box, through the temporary trauma of getting lost, to the anticipation and wonder of a school fire drill. Giant pounding drums, vintage electric guitars, strange and fanciful time changes, soaring vocals and elegant French horns conquer the heights of the jungle gym.

This seventh family music CD from Justin Roberts continues a hot streak that started in the early 1990s. Roberts began his music career in the Minneapolis-based indie-rock band Pimentos for Gus. He decided to moonlight (during the day) as a Montessori preschool teacher. It wasn’t long before Justin began writing and singing songs for a new generation of fans: his students. The kids immediately responded and inspired Justin to record some of his new songs and send them out to a few friends for Christmas. One of the gift recipients was Liam Davis, a college pal and music producer, who suggested that they record the songs professionally.

In 1998, Justin released his first CD, Great Big Sun, and the critics took note. Justin’s music was soon being compared to everyone from Elvis Costello and Fountains of Wayne to Paul Simon, ELO and Nick Lowe. By 2001, Justin had hit the road full time, doing what he loves most: playing music for appreciative crowds. Kiddie mosh pits broke out, word spread and shows started selling out. He has played at such renowned venues and festivals as NYC’s Symphony Space, DC’s National Geographic Live, LA’s Getty Museum, Seattle’s Moore Theater, Lollapalooza and Chicago’s Ravinia.

Justin has performed in front of millions of people on The Today Show, he’s featured on Nick Jr. TV, and his song “Get Me Some Glasses” was featured on a World Series broadcast. He’s also garnered kudos and raves from national media including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, People, Entertainment Weekly, and the Chicago Tribune.

Once again, Justin Roberts raises the bar for family music with a playground full of bright new songs for parents and kids to enjoy together. Whether you’re playing the familiar game Duck Duck Goose (“We Go Duck”) in a new way or saying a wistful goodbye to your trusty bed as you leave for “Sleepoverland,” Jungle Gym provides a memorable soundtrack for the way families live today.

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