Wacky Wednesdays Presents Karen K & the Jitterbugs


South Shore Conservatory’s (SSC) Wacky Wednesdays family concert series invites the public to ‘Bug Out!’ with Karen K & the Jitterbugs on July 12 at 10 am. This concert is the second of four family-friendly Wednesday morning concerts in the Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive in Hingham this summer.

Wacky Wednesdays is one of two series in the Conservatory’s diverse Summer Spotlight outdoor summer entertainment series. 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 and her imaginary 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) were named one of the “Must-See Acts of 2015,” and described as “Power pop sheen that makes them fun for the whole family” by The Boston Globe. Karen K & the Jitterbugs has become a favorite among kids and kid-ults in Boston and beyond. Known for their totally engaging, high-energy show packed with humor and amazingly catchy, well-crafted tunes, Karen K & the Jitterbugs is one of the most buzzed about kindie bands on the East Coast.

This is the second consecutive year that SSC has welcomed Karen K & the Jitterbugs to the Wacky Wednesdays concert series. Last year’s performance rocked the amphitheater. This lively band was recently voted the Best Kindie Band in the Greater-Boston area by Mommy Poppins (41,000 votes). National recognition includes Parents Choice Awards; Best Kids Video of 2014 for their You Tube hit video “(I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck”; appearances on PBS-WGBH and CBS-New York; and 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 Massachusetts by Boston Parents Paper.

Other Wacky Wednesdays performances include Alastair Moock and Friends on July 19, and Debbie and Friends on July 26. Performances take place rain or shine.

SSC’s Jane Carr Amphitheater completely updated its sound and lighting systems in 2015. Funding for this project was 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 also 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 over 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.