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Grinnin' & Groovin' Event Series for Kids - Funky Mama Concert

Expires [Tuesday, June 05, 2018]

CONTACT:April Bishop
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 663-9157

EVENT:“Grinnin’ & Groovin” Event Series for Kids
Funky Mama Concert

DATE:Every Tuesday in June 2017

TIME:9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

LOCATION:The Amphitheater or the Lodge at Ironwoods Park
147th & Mission Road, Leawood KS 66224



The Leawood Arts Council, in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department, will provide “Grinnin’ & Groovin’” entertainment for the entire family each Tuesday, June 5 through June 26th. The event series will kick-off with a concert by Funky Mama on Tuesday, June 5th.

Funky Mama is a family favorite performer around the Midwest. Her dynamic energy and bold funk/soul singing style will have the kids on their feet dancing. Funky Mama has a big voice with easy to understand lyrics. She is one of only a handful of entertainers nationwide to be selected to perform at the White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C.

Don’t miss this free show at Ironwoods Park on June 5th.

The event series will continue with fun and educational shows each Tuesday. The lineup includes:

Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove has been rockin' Kansas City for nearly two decades with his high energy, interactive concerts. See his show June 12th.

StoneLion Puppets have been a Grinnin’ & Groovin’ favorite for many summers in Leawood. Children will watch with anticipation to see what the puppets are up to in the featured story on June 19th.

The series wraps up on June 26th with juggler Brian Wendling.

Each program will begin at 9:30 a.m. sharp and will last a maximum of one hour. Bring your entire family for fun-filled entertainment that will thrill children of all ages. Performances will be held outdoors in the Ironwoods Amphitheater or in the case of rain, extreme heat, or by the needs of the performers (such as StoneLion Puppets) events will move inside the Lodge at Ironwoods Park. The Lodge offers floor and chair seating.

The amphitheater has some concrete risers for seating but lawn chairs, blankets and sunscreen are recommended. There are no concessions available at Ironwoods Park but picnics are welcomed. Dogs must be on a leash.

Come to Ironwoods Park to enjoy the entertainment and stay to visit the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse or the Prairie Oak Nature Center.

For more information please call the Leawood Arts Council (913) 663-9157 or visit www.leawood.org.
Krista “Funky Mama” Eyler’s CDs include ‘Funky Mama Sings: Giggle Jiggle’ (2005), ‘Grandma’s House’ (2006), and 'Moo Juice' (2008), 'Sing!' (2010), and "10" (2015). Krista Eyler is the author of a children’s book, ‘Funky Mama's Grandma's House’ (2007).

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