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Mark your calendars: Free family shows planned for Red Hat Amphitheater

Posted September 23, 2012

Sandbox Band

Red Hat Amphitheater, the newly named amphitheater in downtown Raleigh, will host two kid-friendly shows in October, part of the Downtown Family Get Down.

Doors will open at 2 p.m. for both of the shows, which are Oct. 6 and Oct. 20. Here's what's scheduled, according to the city's press release.

  • On Oct. 6, the Red Hat Amphitheater will host Broadway Under the Stars presented by PNC. Doors will open at 2 p.m. and feature appearances from local groups performing everyone’s favorite Broadway songs. Free face-painting, jugglers, and magicians will help create a family festival atmosphere. The lineup includes Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble, Peace University Musical Theater, Performance Edge, and Raleigh Little Theater. The day’s fun ends with a performance by North Carolina’s own Red Clay Ramblers.
  • On Oct. 20, the Downtown Family Get Down will get started with Sandbox, the five-piece Raleigh band featuring upbeat kids’ music. Mommie, featuring Doug McMillan from The Connells, and other bands will perform. At about 8 p.m., Michael Franti and Spearhead will take the stage for a set of socially conscious, energetic music.

No tickets are required for either event. I am so glad to see the amphitheater downtown add these family events!

In related news: The Fresh Beat Band show at the amphitheater on Sept. 29 appears to be sold out.


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