Birch Aquarium kids’ concert will sing the ocean’s praises
The Banana Slug String Band, the country’s premiere eco-band for children, will get San Diego kids dancing, singing and learning about the Earth with a 5:30 p.m. concert Thursday, Sept. 15 on the Tide-Pool Plaza at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
The Slugs, a foursome of madcap musicians from Santa Cruz, Calif., have entertained and educated youngsters for the past 25 years. The band uses music, theater, puppetry and audience participation to inspire kids to learn about and take better care of their precious planet. Slug songs feature vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, harmonica and percussion and range from folk to rap, bluegrass to rock.
The band has performed at hundreds of venues across the country and earned numerous awards — an Indie for Best Children’s Recording, a NAPPA Gold Award, and three Parent’s Choice Awards, including one in 2011 for the album, “Only One Ocean.”
The concert venue is standing-room-only, but attendees are welcome to bring blankets. Splash Cafe will remain open
for guests to purchase food and beverages.
Tickets are $20 each and include aquarium admission and parking. All exhibits will be open for viewing. Proceeds will
support educational programming at the aquarium.
If you go
Who: Banana Slug String Band
What: “Concert for Kids!”
When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15
Where: Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way
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