Last week we told you about the upcoming season of Ridge Romp, the children’s entertainment series at the Phinney Center. At that time, they had half the season’s performers set, but now they’ve got the full list.
The cost is $3 per person (child or adult). PNA members also can buy family passes at the first show for $35 for the whole season (six shows). All shows start at 10:30 a.m. in the PNA Community Hall (in the brick building); doors open at 10 a.m. Here are the show’s descriptions, courtesy of the Ridge Romp volunteer organizers:
Sat. Oct. 3: The Not-Its! – “Meet The Not-Its! – Seattle’s newest, most rockin’ band making music for children. With the success of their debut album, We Are The Not-Its! released June 2009, it’s clear they are on a mission to make kids dance, with up-tempo, power-pop hits families will love. Featuring the vocals of Sarah Shannon (of lauded ‘90s indie-pop band Velocity Girl), The Not-Its! combine crunchy guitars with smooth, four-part harmonies, all nestled within ‘fantastic danceable pop gems about gettin’ fancy, birthday parties, bath time and intergalactic play dates.’”
Sat., Nov. 28: Alleyoop – “Alleyoop’s concert is a big hit with children of all ages, but most especially for children ages 3 to 9 years old. His original musical games, get the children involved. This is audience participation to the max. The children become the show! He plays guitars, ukuleles, and mountain dulcimer. He brings his pal, Billy Bear the Silly Bear, for a humorous interlude.”
Sat., Jan. 2, 2010: Caspar Babypants – “Chris Ballew, lead singer of The Presidents of the United States of America, lends his wacky chops to Caspar Babypants. ‘It’s not much of a stretch from The Presidents,’ says Ballew. ‘I’m still singing songs about bugs and animals. I’m still drawing upon the same influences — old folk music and blues.'”
Sat., Feb. 6, 2010: Valentine’s Performing Pigs – “The Pigs are returning to Ridge Romp. This is a not to be missed show of amazing (real!) performing pot belly pigs! Fun for the entire family!”
Sat., March 6, 2010: Johnny Bregar – “Rootsy, jazzy, bluesy tunes that are simple and real; arrangements of childhood standards and sweetly humorous original songs. Music for kids that parents will love!”
Sat., April 3, 2010: Charles the Clown – “Watch as Charles transforms into a clown before your very eyes! The show is filled with silly “mistakes” as Charles attempts to transform his persona.”