South Shore Conservatory’s Wacky Wednesdays Family Concert Series Kicks off with Karen K & the Jitterbugs

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Karen K and Jitterbugs LRSouth Shore Conservatory’s (SSC) Wacky Wednesdays family concert series welcomes Karen K & the Jitterbugs to the Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, on June 29 at 10 am.  This is the first of five family-friendly Wednesday morning concerts this summer.

Wacky Wednesdays is one of two series in the Conservatory’s diverse Summer Spotlight outdoor summer entertainment series, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this season. The family series is sponsored by the Harold and Avis Goldstein Trust, with WATD as the media partner. Summer Spotlight also includes Evenings Under the Stars Saturday evening concerts.

Karen K & the Jitterbugs is one of Boston’s most beloved bands for kids and their adults. Their engaging, theatrical show takes place in Karen’s Bug Out – the imaginary fort in her backyard where she makes music and goes on adventures with her friends, the Jitterbugs:  Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (working on his self control); and Slug Bug (needs a LOT of naps).

Karen K LRThe Jitterbugs are best known for their interactive, high-energy performance packed with humor and catchy, well-crafted tunes to which parents and kids can’t help but sing and dance along.  Named one of the “Must-See Acts of 2015” and called out as having a “power pop sheen that makes them fun for the whole family” by the Boston Globe, the Jitterbugs have quickly become a favorite among kids and kid-ults along the East Coast and beyond.

In addition, they have been nationally recognition by the Parents Choice Awards; awarded Best Kids Video of 2014 for their You Tube hit video “(I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck”; appeared on PBS-WGBH and CBS-New York; and have received radio play on stations across the country.  Jitterbugs Music Classes, for kids five and under, created by Karen K, were recently named the Best Music Class in Greater-Boston by Boston Parents Paper.

Other performances in the Wacky Wednesdays family concert series include Keith Munslow on July 6, Little Groove on July 13; Boston-based children’s singer-songwriter Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys on July 20; and Grammy-nominated Zak Morgan on July 27.

SS2016-logo20cyanSSC’s Jane Carr Amphitheater completely updated its sound and lighting systems last year. Funding for this project has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. SSC is grateful to the individuals who generously donated the matching funds required as part of this grant.

Tickets for family concerts are $15 for adults and $5 for children.  Special packages are available for groups of 10 or more.   There is no charge for children under three.  Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.sscmusic.org/wacky_wednesdays.html or by calling 781-749-7565, ext. 22. For more information about all South Shore Conservatory programs and events, visit www.sscmusic.org or follow us on Facebook.

 About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory, (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 3500 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play. SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781-749-7565) and 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731). SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit www.sscmusic.org.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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