An annual event celebrating music and the arts and bringing that passion to young Houstonians is just around the corner.
The 8thand The annual Heights Children’s Music Day (HKDM) is set for March 26, according to a press release. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Love Park, 1000 W. 12and St., in the Heights.
The event is free and open to the public. Interested attendees can go online and print admission wristbands ahead of time at tinyurl.com/HKDM2022-wristbands. Wristbands will also be available at the door on the day of the event.
“Families meet people from organizations like the Houston Grand Opera and MECA and hear about the programs they offer specifically for children and families,” said Christi Gell, president of HKDM. “Our goal is for families to start attending these organizations’ events, bringing younger audiences to the artistic performances and thus beginning that lifelong commitment.”
Heights Kids’ Day of Music aims to inspire children to love and engage with music and the arts throughout their lives, the statement said, by introducing them to the talents of local musicians and arts organizations. According to the release, the annual event draws more than 3,200 highland attendees each year from more than 60 different ZIP codes in the Houston area.
This year, according to the release, is the Creative Zone, with 35 Houston-area organizations. Musical guests such as Uncle Jumbo, Steel Vibrations, Bayou City Drum and Bugle Corps and Blaggards will be among the main performers. They will also be joined by organizations and artists such as Bach to Rock Memorial, Ahiri Indian Music Academy, Houston Youth String Orchestra, Opera in the Heights, MECA, Open Dance Project, Cass-Barrington Irish Dancing, HITS Theater and The ARTZ ariel dancing. .
Other attractions for attendees will include the Instrument Experience Zone, where attendees can see and hear different types of instruments. There will also be a “Joy of Drumming” tent with performances and hands-on experiences with the band Joy of Djembe Drumming, and the “Just Add Beats” tent where attendees will learn about music production technology and how to record and mix sounds .
“I love watching families discover new styles of music and dance at our festival,” said HKDM board member Megan Jackson. “They leave with a new connection to the arts in our local community.”
Visit www.heightskidsdayofmusic.org for more information, or follow the event on Twitter @HKDMHouston and Facebook at facebook.com/heightskidsdayofmusic/.