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Hungrytown 1-1/2 hours All 802-874-0091 $500 Internationally-touring acoustic/folk duo featuring close-harmony singing, guitars, mandolin, banjo and harmonica. P.O. Box 1082, West Townshend, VT 05359 While we are touring through Kansas We performed at 56 libraries in 2015. Please see our past performances at 1/15/2016 13:27:02
Didgeridoo Down Under: Music – Education – Motivation – Entertainment! one hour show for all ages, workshop for ages 8+ 813-961-4656 $300-600; discounts for group booking Didgeridoo Down Under is a unique fusion of Australian music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is much more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun — great for all ages! … Playing the didgeridoo naturally leads to increased cardiovascular health and wellness. This summer we will deliver a motivational message about health and fitness. We'll also include a special segment on Australian sports, such as cricket and rugby! … In the Didge-Fit Workshop, we'll teach how to play the didgeridoo, including animal sounds and simple rhythms. Participants will experience a natural cardio workout, all while having fun and being motivated to live healthfully! (ideal for tweens and teens, but OK for ages 8+) … Since 2003, DDU performers have presented 5,000+ shows and workshops throughout the U.S. … Videos, references and more can be found at 14650 Bournemouth Rd., Tampa, FL 33626 We perform throughout the U.S., including the Midwest. Dozens of references are listed in the Feedback & References section on our website. 1/20/2016 0:34:36
Jack and Kitty 45 to 60 minutes (at your request) Programs for: all ages, preschool, elementary, adults 323.510.6705 $400.00 – $500.00 (ask us about our group discounts!) Emmy Award winning organic vaudeville folk duo 4344 Bryant Ave. So. #4, Minneapolis MN 55409 None Visit: for references, reviews, testimonials and more! 1/20/2016 9:34:15
Monty Harper 45 minutes 4-12 405 762 9449 $300-$400 Monty performs original songs that celebrate books, reading, and libraries, tell stories and involve the audience with plenty of participation. 2419 N Monroe St, Stillwater, OK 74075 none Edmond, OK; Altus, OK; Hollis, OK; Lawton, OK; Stillwater, OK; Alva, OK; Fayetteville, AR; Perkins, OK; Meeker, OK; Ada, OK; McAlester, OK; Pioneer Library System (OKC, OK); Watonga, OK; Mustang, OK; Southlake, TX; McConnell AFB, KS; Haysville, KS; Wilburton, OK; Andale, KS; Andover, KS; Derby, KS; Duncan, OK 1/20/2016 9:42:34
Books & Buckets 45 minutes preK – adult 816-797-8114 150.00 plus mileage from Bonner Springs, KS Books & Buckets connects kids with stories through drumming, singing, and dancing. The program fosters creativity, curiosity and self-confidence. The hands on interaction the kids get with percussion instruments is something they’ll never forget and it can only broaden their awareness of books. Your young patrons will never forget the joyful experience of creating sound with others. PO Box 22, 16000 Stillwell Road, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 Wellsville, Lyndon Carnegie, Osage City, Linwood, Valley Center, Corning City, Carbondale 1/21/2016 14:28:30
Will Parker 30-60 min All Ages (Families) (979)373-8357 $300-$500, plus travel compensation Music for Kids Ages 1-100 5930 Aspen Garden, San Antonio, TX, 78238 None Mesa County Libraries Summer Reading Program Kickoff 2014 (Played 7 libraries in county), Other performances include festivals, schools, birthday parties, and other private events 1/27/2016 13:48:33
Randy's Music Jam/Jammin' Randy 45 min – 60 min 3-12 7856239378 $250 plus mileage Fun and Interactive Music Show with programs that are written for the summer library theme. Kids of all ages will be Rockin' with Jammin' Randy. 520 W. 23rd Hays, KS 67601 None Derby Public Library, Emporia Public Library, Norton Public Library, Salina Public Library, Russell Public Library, Burlington Library, Kinsley Public Library, Spearville Public Library, Beck-Bookman Library, Lindsburg Library, Larned Public Library, Hoisington Public Library 1/28/2016 4:26:29
Alan Cunningham 1 hour 3-12 785-242-1331, 785-418-5469 $150 -$300, depending on travel time Alan has been entertaining kids with his original songs for years. The songs and the stories behind them make his show entertaining, active and fun for kids of all ages. They sing, dance and play instruments, and more than anything – have fun for the entire program. Alan is a music teacher who inspires kids to love music. He has performed through out Kansas and Missouri for years at libraires and festivals. He was the featured program for the Southeast Kansas Library System last summer, and was a hit where ever he went! 2460 Stafford Ter, Ottawa, KS 66067 none Sandy Wilkerson – SEKLS, Franklin County Literature Festival, Burlington Library, Linn Co Library, CCL Waverly Branch, Fort Scott Library, CCL Gridley Branch, Eureka Library, Parson Library, Coffeyville Library, Garnett Library, Humbolt Library, Independence Library, Pittsburg Library, Galena Library, Johnston Public Library (Baxter, Springs), Chanute Library, Ottawa Library, Caldwell Library, Wellsville Library, Johnson County Libraries (Gardner branch) 2/13/2016 12:24:32
Ready, Set, Laugh with Michael Bradley 45 minutes All Ages 7855508166 $200 per program, $150 per program for multiple shows in the same day. Mileage @ .50 per mile after 50 miles. Michael Bradley is a resident storyteller at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS. He performs five weekly storytimes for kids of all ages and loves every minute of it. Actor, musician, and alumni of the Second City improve theatre, Michael’s summer library programs are packed with humor and great music. Michael’s 2016 Ready, Set, Laugh! Summer library program includes interactive storytelling, sing-along favorites, and plenty of reasons to get up and move! This 45 minute program is intended for kids of all ages and groups of all sizes. Folk tales, improve games, and hilarious exercise challenges will have families moving and laughing together. 932 Rhode Island Lawrence, KS 66044 none Lawrence Public Library, Salina Public Library, Overbrook Public Library, Horton Public Library, Holton Public Library, Harrisonville Public Library, Cass County Northern Resource Center 2/17/2016 20:24:56
Aaron Fowler 45-50 minutes 4-15 years old 316 207-4715 $325 plus travel (discounts available for multiple shows in the same area) There is nothing better than fun music to lift your spirits and energize your day. Bring your friends and make your way down to the library for a toe tapping, hand clapping, feet dancing good time with Mr. Aaron. Par for the course are songs that will have you learning about letters, storybook characters, authors and some really cool facts about our wonderful world. 1440 Park Place, Wichita, KS, 67203 none Mulvane Public Library, Wichita Public Library, Glasco Public Library, 11/15/2016 14:43:49
Bonnie Hill aka Books & Buckets 40 minutes 2-102 8167978114 150 A DRUMatic Interactive Music Program! Books & Buckets connects kids with the power of story through puppets, props, drumming, singing, and dance fosters creativity, curiosity and confidence uses books, buckets and puppets as springboards for exciting hands-on activities Participants will never forget the joyful experience of creating sound with others! PO Box 22, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 I charge mileage from Bonner Springs, KS KCK Main, Overbrook, Paola Community Center, Linwood, Highland Public, Carbondale 12/20/2016 10:04:48
Thad Beach 45-50 minutes All Ages 785-577-5181 $250, travel negotiable Kids of all ages enjoy ​amazing acts of alliteration, radical rhymes, and awesome adjectives with Thad’s captivating songs and creative musical style. He performs with ukulele, kazoo, harmonica, jaw harp and guitar and showcases instruments from his Band in a Bucket (washboard, one-stringer, limber jack, and more) and invites the audience to perform some crazy creations. This family friendly show will engage everyone in some musical fun! 721 Morningside Drive, Salina, KS 67401 None, Thad is available statewide Kansas Libraries: Galena Public Library, Haskell Township Library, Goodland Public Library, Wichita County Library (Leoti), Abilene Public Library; Dudley Township Library, Burlingame Community Library, Baldwin City Library, Quinter Library, Grainfield Library, Seneca Free Library, Wetmore Library, Winfield Library; Nebraska Libraries: Crete Public Library, Fairbury Library; Oklahoma Libraries: Ponca City Library, Wetumkah Public Library, Stillwell Library, Tahlequah Library, Hulbert Library, Sallisaw Library, Checotah Library, Fort Gibson Library, Kansas OK Library, 12/26/2016 23:35:18
CYNTHIA SINGS AND DANCES! 45 minutes 3 and up 913/362-7353 $175 – $350 plus travel expense Join professional entertainer, Cynthia Ziesman, as she brings her music & movement theme performances to your library for year-round enjoyment. You have 7 themes to choose from and each child becomes a part of the show by learning a new dance, singing into the microphone, or competing in games and races. Grab your pony for some barrel racing in “Cowboy Country”; do the “Fabulous Fifties” bunny hop; Limbo at the “Summer Sizzler” beach party; wave a flag in the “Patriotic Pride” parade; or learn a royal dance at the “Disney Dreams” ball. For the holidays, be creepy & kooky at the spooktacular “Halloween Howls” party, or invite the “Electrifying Elf“ to charge up your Christmas celebration. 5517 W 50 TERRACE ROELAND PARK KS 66202 none KS Libraries: Atchison, Corning, Eudora, Emporia, Hiawatha, Holton, Horton, Johnson Co, Kansas City KS, Kearny County, Lansing, Leavenworth, Linwood, Olathe, Osawatomie, Overbrook, Paola, Seneca, Tonganoxie. MO Libraries: St. Joseph, North KC, Stanberry. 1/9/2017 19:19:09
Big Bang Boom as long as you need, but typically 45 minutes pre-k – 4th grade 336-254-5548 flexible and based on budget, size, etc Rockin' parent friendly kids music that integrates movement and life lessons. Tons of audience participation…there is no sitting down at a Big Bang Boom show! Award winning, national touring, professional musicians who have performed hundreds and hundreds of Summer Reading Programs, schools, festivals, camps, and more 🙂 714 Miller St Winston-Salem, NC 27103 We are touring through the area in late May, early June There are close to 100 libraries in NC and VA we have performed in the last 2 years, but closer to Kansas- Hardestry Regional Library, Tulsa OK; Bozeman LIbrary, Montana; Hays Library, KS; Kansas City Library; in North Carolina- Guilford County, Forsyth County, Cabarrus County, Durham County, Mecklenburg County, Davie County, Watauga County, Wilkes County, Transylvania County, Henderson County, Alamance County, Davidson County…this could go on for a while 🙂 3/29/2017 12:01:59
Thad Beach 45-50 minutes All Ages: adaptable to specific audiences, early childhood, elementary, and ages 12-112. 785-577-5181 $250. travel negotiable 2018 Library Theme: Thad Beach and the Musical Chair: Rock Your Imaginations as Thad transforms a common wooden chair into a musical one! Aren't you curious how Thad will transform a common chair into a musical accompaniment to his original songs and traditional tunes? ​ His concerts provide lots of opportunities to participate as he demonstrates a variety of ways to make music! While his roots are in old-time mountain music, country blues and jug band styles, Thad enjoys putting his own creative spin on solid musical traditions. You won't want to miss this show! Lots of fun for all ages! Other programs available throughout the year. Thad showcases a variety of instruments while performing original songs and stories, as well as traditional tunes. His performances are entertaining, educational and inspiring. 721 Morningside Drive, Salina, KS 67401 none Kansas Libraries: Galena, Dudley Township, Haskell Township, Goodland, Wichita County, Abilene, Burlingame, Leavenworth, Russell, Plainville, Kismet, Great Bend, Meade, Stanton County; Nebraska Libraries: Crete, Fairbury, Auburn, Wahoo, Valentine; Oklahoma Libraries: Clinton, Woodward, Shattuck, Kansas, Hulbert, Sallisaw, Wetumkah, Stillwell, Ponca City, Tahlequah and more.. 8/31/2017 14:26:23
Books & Buckets 45 minutes ALL AGES 816-797-8114 $150.00 plus mileage Bonnie Hill connects kids with the power of story through puppets, props, drumming, singing and dance. This program fosters creativity, curiosity and confidence, using books, buckets and puppets as springboards for exciting hands-on activities. mail to PO Box 22, 16000 Stillwell Road, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 none Overbrook Public Library, Meriden Community Library, Louisburg Library, Tonganoxie Library, KCK Public Library, Carbondale City Library, Highland Library, Paola Free Library, Linwood Community Library 12/1/2017 9:33:07
Rockin' Red 45 min – 1 hour 1-12 (605) 201-3828 300 + travel fees Energetic musical show filled with upbeat original music that engages children through dance moves, actions, and fun props. Sioux Falls, SD Full listing of libraries can be found on my website calendar. 1/6/2018 14:26:54
Rosie Cutrer 35-50 minutes depending on libraries needs Preschool-Upper Elementary 785-640-8845 $200 Musical Folktales and Origingal Children's music. 6033 SW 38th Street Topeka, KS 66610 none Topeka & Shawnee County Library, Plasa Branch of Kansas City Library, Linwood Community Library 2/15/2018 13:11:58
Bookin' Banjo Show 35-50 minutes depending on libraries needs Preschool-Upper Elementary 785-640-8845 $200 or $150 if two libraries book on same day Musical Folktales and Origingal Children's music performed by Rosie Cutrer 6033 SW 38th Street none Topeka & Shawnee County Library, Plasa Branch of Kansas City Library, Linwood Community Library 2/15/2018 15:43:28
The Kilted Man 1 hr ALL 9543305436 $300-$600 Traditional Irish and Scottish Music P.O. box 23, Johnstown, CO 80455 he Chili Public Library – Chili (Rochester), NY The Bennett Branch Public Library – Rangeview Library District – Bennett, CO Longmont Public Library – Longmont, CO Hearst Free Library – Anaconda, MT Valier Public Library – Valier, MT Missoula Public Library – Missoula, MT Chanhassen Public Library – Chanhassen, MN Norwood/Young America Public Library – Norwood/Young America, MN Angelo M. Iacaboni Public Library – Lakewood, CA Burbank Public Library – Burbank, CA Buena Vista Public Library – Burbank, CA Clovis Public Library – Clovis, CA Parkside Library – San Francisco, CA Newark Public Library – Newark, CA Oakley Public Library – Oakley, CA Santa Barbara Public Library – Santa Barbara, CA Goleta Public Library – Goleta, CA Solvang Public Library – Solvang, CA Redmond Public Library – Redmond, WA Sylvan Way Public Library – Bremerton, WA Port Orchard Public Library – Port Orchard, WA Deming Public Library – Deming, WA Kirkland Public Library – Kirkland, WA Kingsgate Public Library – Kirkland, WA Woodinville Public Library – Woodinville, WA Wailuku Public Library – Wailuku, HI Kihei Public Library – Kihei, HI Kahului Public Library – Kahului, HI Makawao Public Library – Makawao, HI Aiea Public Library – Aiea, HI Aina Haina Public Library – Aina Haina, HI Kapolei Public Library – Kapolei, HI Southeast Regional Library – Maricopa County Library System – Gilbert, AZ Fountain Hills Branch – Maricopa County Library System – Fountain Hills, AZ El Mirage Senior Center – Maricopa County Library System – El Mirage, AZ Hollyhock Senior Center – Maricopa County Library System – Surprise, AZ Northwest Regional Library – Maricopa County Library System – Surprise, AZ Ed Robson Branch – Maricopa County Library System – Sun Lakes, AZ Florence Public Library – Florence, AZ Flagstaff City – Coconino County Public Library – Flagstaff, AZ Mooresville Public Library – Mooresville, IN Pendleton Community Library – Pendleton, IN Alexandria/Monroe Public Library – Alexandria, IN Hancock county Library – Greenfield, IN Willoughby Public Library – Willoughby, OH Amherst Public Library – Amherst, OH Grafton-Midview Public Library – Grafton, OH Lorain Public Library – Lorain, OH Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library – Stow, OH Euclid Public Library – Euclid, OH Cuyahoga County Public Library – Mayfield Branch – Mayfield Village, OH Marvin Memorial Library – Shelby, OH Pataskala Public Library – Pataskala, OH Carrico-Ft. Thomas Public Library – Ft. Thomas, KY Florence Public Library – Florence, KY Cynthiana-Harrison Public Library – Cynthiana, KY Mount Sterling Public Library – Mt. Sterling, KY Grant County Public Library – Williamstown, KY Scott County Public Library – Georgetown, KY Decatur Public Library – Decatur, GA Bruton Memorial Library – Plant City, FL Holmes Public Library – Bonifay, FL Canby Public Library – Canby, OR 3/8/2018 13:50:15
Littlest Big Band 1 hour, shorter and up to 2.5 hours possible Family friendly, but geared toward adults 937-245-9165 Negotiable, $250 range preferred, but again negotiable American Standards music from 1920s thru 50s: Sinatra, Fitzgerald played and sung live intertwined with themes 1225 Smugglers Way, Centerville, OH 45459 Yes, we are Ohio-based but tour US semi-regularly Centerville-Washington Township Library, Centerville, OH; Mary L.Cook Library,Waynesville,OH 11/6/2018 8:24:44
Raggedy Edge 1-1/2 hours All 937-245-9165 $250 Original Folk Rock Duo 1225 Smugglers Way, Centerville, OH 45459 Yes, we are Ohio-based but tour US semi-regularly Washington-Centerville Public Library, Centerville, OH; Mary L. Cook Library, Waynesville, OH 11/6/2018 8:29:07
BOOKS & BUCKETS 45 minutes all ages 816-797-8114 150.00 plus mileage Books & Buckets connects kids with stories through drumming, puppets, singing, and dancing. The program fosters creativity, curiosity and self-confidence. The hands on interaction the kids get with percussion instruments, puppets and props is something they’ll never forget and it can only broaden their awareness of books. Your young patrons will never forget the joyful experience of creating sound with others. PO Box 22/16000 Stillwell Road, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 none Pioneer Memorial Library, Lyndon Carnegie, Osage City, Linwood, Valley Center, Corning City, Carbondale, Garnett Public Library, Paola Library, Beck Bookman Library, Oskaloosa Public Library, Tonganoxie Public Library, Osawatomie Library, Wellsville City Library, Bonner Springs Library, Linwood Public Library, 11/19/2018 13:56:23
Thad Beach 50 minutes Ages 3-5, 5-12, All Ages 785-577-5181 $275, plus travel fees in some areas, discounts are available for tours, block booking and multiple performances 3.2.1…Blast Off to Ukulele Universe where you'll enter a galaxy of good times with stellar songs and stories from musician, songwriter and entertainer Thad Beach. You'll meet Astro Betty and the Little Green Dancing Man and be invited on a mission to join the Space Jam Crew to play a constellation of instruments. In Ukulele Universe everyone is a star! Salina, KS, 67401 none Galena, Russell, Pleasanton, Spearville, Kinsley, Leoti, Dodge City, Scandia, Atchison, Mankato, Oakley, Kismet, Beaver OK, Shattuck OK, Yale OK and more. 12/3/2018 4:38:51
Brad Allen 60-90 minutes Adults 816-779-1030 $400 – $1000 depending on distance Exciting Kansas City jazz performed by 3 of the area's finest musicians. Jazz and swing standards along with original compositions. 840 Quail Ridge Rd., Peculiar, MO 64078 None North Kansas City Public Library, Lacygne Public Library, Livingston County Library, Linwood Community Library 5/9/2019 15:04:32
Dinosaur O'Dell's World Music Party $350 plus travel. (Multiple bookings in an area will negate the travel fees.) Whether the topic is outer space science, geography, early literacy, or health, Dino O’Dell utilizes stories and music to create an interactive environment that not only entertains, but delivers content and encourages problem solving. Fairway, Kansas None Please ask.