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McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory’s (SSC) Wacky Wednesdays family concert series presents Debbie and Friends in the Jane Carr Amphitheater on July 25 at 10 am. This concert is the third of four family-friendly Wednesday morning concerts at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham this summer.
Wacky Wednesdays is one of two series in the Conservatory’s diverse Summer Spotlight outdoor summer entertainment series. The family series is sponsored by The Harold and Avis Goldstein Trust, with WATD as the media partner. Summer Spotlight also includes Evenings Under the Stars Saturday evening concerts.
Children’s entertainer Debbie Cavalier of Debbie and Friends uses original songs to tell stories that children know and love, and has been making music with kids for over 20 years. From the moment her band launches into their first song, “I’m Glad You’re Here,” children in the crowd understand their role: to participate, sing, dance, jump and interact with the Debbie and Friends band. From that high-energy opener to the ecstatic ending, the pacing of a Debbie and Friends show perfectly aligns with the attention spans of their young audience.
This family-friendly band rocks out and gets the kids dancing in a theatre-sized conga line, and then brings them down gently to relax and engage in more attentive ways. Drawing heavily from fairytales that kids will already be familiar with, Debbie and Friends presents enough lyrical updates to keep these stories fresh, and to keep everybody tuned in and laughing, including the parents.
Debbie and Friends has been honored with 25 national awards including the 2011 Grammy® Award for their part on the Best Children’s Album that year with their anti-bullying song, “Walk Away.”
“A live Debbie and Friends show is perfect for families and elementary-aged kids,” says SSC Director of Performance Beth MacLeod Largent, who chose the engaging band for Wacky Wednesdays. “Kids love her energy and appreciate the many instruments she brings including keyboards, banjo, hand percussion, flute and vocals. Her music style ranges from straight ahead pop to country, rock and reggae, and her music is fun, interactive and educational.”
New this year are food trucks at every Summer Spotlight performance. Interspersed throughout the 2018 season are Sadie Mae’s Cupcake Cafe, Rolling Roost Food Truck, and Mom on the Go Food Truck, offering a variety of foods such as indulgent cupcakes, designer grilled cheese, barbecue pulled pork, steak burritos, strawberry avocado salad, couscous salad with cherries, and avocado toast.
The final Wacky Wednesdays performances is SSC’s own ImagineARTS Band on August 1. Performances take place rain or shine.
Tickets for family concerts are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Special packages are available for groups of 10 or more. There is no charge for children under three. Tickets may be purchased online at https://sscmusic.org/wacky/ or by calling 781-749-7565, ext. 22. For more information about all South Shore Conservatory programs and events, visit www.sscmusic.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.
About South Shore Conservatory
South Shore Conservatory (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for over 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 4,000 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore.
Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually. Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play.
SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781) 749-7565, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, (781) 934-2731, and 135 Webster Street, Hanover, (781) 421-6162. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit www.sscmusic.org.
In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means. Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.