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What could be more fun than spending the day with your family at beautiful Sawyer Point and listening to some great live music? How about if we also threw in lots of great activities for your kids to enjoy and tasty, healthy food? OK… and then what if we told you it was all for a good cause like Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Hooked right?
So what event could be talking about? Bluegrass for Babies’ annual bluegrass concert at Sawyer Point on September 21!
On Saturday, September 21, Bluegrass for Babies returns to Sawyer Point for its 5th annual Bluegrass for Babies benefit concert. The concert will feature performances by some of the region’s top bluegrass bands, plenty of family-friendly activities, a variety of vendors, local and organic concessions and more.
Launched in 2009, the concert started as a way for founders Matt and Anne Schneider to give back to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, which had provided life-saving surgery to their then newborn son. That year the couple repurposed their annual backyard bluegrass party, moving it to Seasongood Pavilion in Mt. Adams and then eventually to Sawyer Point.
In celebration of its 5th anniversary, Bluegrass for Babies has brought together a concert lineup featuring performances by some of the region’s top bluegrass bands – Wild Carrot, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, and The 23 String Band.
For the kids, Bluegrass for Babies is also going to have performances by children’s singer, Jennifer Ellis.
Check her out in this video from last year. The little ones are going to love her.
Now in addition to the music, as we mentioned before, Bluegrass for Babies will have lots of activities for the kiddos. As a matter of fact, this year’s concert-goers can partake in six interactive experiences – Farmer’s Market, Healthy Home, Family Wellness, Art and Music, Movement, and Special Needs.
- Farmer’s Market: Enjoy local, sustainably raised food from our Green B.E.A.N. Delivery Concession Stands, sample free guacamole from Chipotle, and choose from several locally made desserts. This area will also be the hub of a variety of farm-to-table themed kids’ activities.
- Healthy Home: Learn simple steps to create a healthier home environment.
- Family Wellnes: Take part in activities promoting healthy habits and disease prevention.
- Movement: Burn off energy through exercise activities such as soccer, basketball, and more!
- Art & Music: Nurture childhood development through numerous art and music activities.
- Special Needs Quiet Area: In the event of overstimulation, the Special Needs Quiet Area will provide a quiet refuge for special needs children and their families. This area is sponsored by the Merrill Lynch YHSA Group of Dayton.
Oh… and that tasty food we mentioned — kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult meal from the Green B.E.A.N. Delivery concession stand until 5:30pm. One free kids meal per one purchased adult meal.
Tickets for the Bluegrass for Babies benefit concert are $15 for adults in advance and $20 day of, with children 12 and under admitted for free. Presale period ends Friday, September 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at www.bluegrassforbabies.com. Parking is $8 in the Sawyer Point parking lot. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10+ adults until Friday, September 20. PS. The first 500 folks to purchase tickets will also get Buy One Get One coupons for Chipotle burritos — http://bit.ly/1eDdKW1
The Bluegrass for Babies benefit concert has raised nearly $80,000 for Cincinnati Children’s since its inception in 2009. For more information, visit the Bluegrass for Babies website at www.bluegrassforbabies.com.
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One lucky FFC reader will win a pair of tickets to the Bluegrass for Babies benefit concert AND two complimentary burrito coupons and two complimentary kids meal coupons from Chipotle, one of the event’s sponsors.
So how can you enter to win? It’s easy. Simply answer question number one below. Additional items are bonus entries. Leave a separate comment on this post for each one you complete. A total of four entries are possible.
- Which children’s activity area do you think you’ll stop by first?
That’s it…that’s FOUR ways to enter which means FOUR chances to win! Winner will be drawn (randomly) Friday, August 30 at 10pm and notified via email (we’ll also announce it our our Facebook page). Contest is open to Tri-State residents ages 18 and up. Winners will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Want another chance to win? Head over to FFC writer, Amy Q’s blog and enter her giveaway too! Double your odds! Enter Here.
Disclosure: The prizes in this giveaway were provided by representatives with Bluegrass for Babies. Bluegrass for Babies is an advertiser with Family Friendly Cincinnati.