5 Reasons Why Families Should Attend Rox in Sox in Lake Oswego This Saturday

Rox in Sox square web 2013 v02Lake Oswego is adding a new festival to the growing list of Northwest music events this Saturday, August 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the grassy front lawn of the West End Building at 4101 Kruse Way. Rox in Sox is geared towards the family-friendly crowd by filling the stage with children’s musicians and authors.  Organizers hope to entertain, engage and educate kids and their families through music, performances and interactive activities.

Here are five reasons why you should grab your family and go.

1. Music and movement. The two seem to go together where kids are concerned, especially when the likes of The Alphabeticians, Recess Monkey, One World Chorus, puppets from PBS-TV’s “Between the Lions” and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo are concerned.

Aaron Nigel Smith med res reduced2. Aaron Nigel Smith. Singer, songwriter, PBS Kids’ TV personality, educator, music evangelist and festival organizer, Smith is also a Lake Oswego resident who thought of Rox in Sox as a way to give back to his newfound community. Not only can the guy sing and engage his young audiences (which he’ll be doing as he leads the One World Chorus), but he’s got an infectious energy that can only mean good things for this event. He’s happy to call Lake Oswego home after moving from Los Angeles two years ago where he has found welcome support for the arts, family and building community.

 3. Children’s authors. Literary stars take the stage as well including children’s favorites like Deborah Hopkinson, Greta Pederson and Noel MacNeal.

4. It’s for a good cause. While admission is free, participants are asked to donate new socks, shoes and books for kids in need from Portland, Kenya and Jamaica.

5. Good beginnings and happy endings. This is an event you want to come early and stay late for. The day kicks off with a Pre-Show Family Yoga put on by the Imagine Yoga Studio at 9:00 a.m. and ends with family drum time to end the day (drums are available but you are encouraged to bring your own).

For a complete schedule check out the event website.

About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at kevin.costello@cascadehassonsir.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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