Banana Slug String Band: Concert for Kids!
The loveable Banana Slug String Band Date: Thursday, Sept. 15 Time: 5-7 p.m.; concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $20; free for children under 3 RSVP: 858-534-4109 or online The Banana Slug String Band, the country's premiere eco-band for children, will get San Diego kids dancing, singing and learning about the earth at a special Sept. 15 concert at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.
The Slugs, a foursome of lovable musicians and educators from Santa Cruz, Calif., have entertained and educated youngsters for 25 years. The band uses music, theater, puppetry and audience participation to inspire youngsters and their families to learn about - and take better care of - our precious planet. Slug songs feature vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, harmonica and percussion and range from folk to rap, bluegrass to rock.
The band has performed at hundreds of venues across the United States, including the Museum of Natural History in New York City and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Numerous awards include AFIM's (Association for Independent Music) Indie Award for Best Children's Recording, a NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards) Gold Award and three Parent's Choice Awards, including one in 2011 for the band's new album, "Only One Ocean."
The concert, presented in part by Plum District, will be held from 5-7 p.m. on the aquarium's Tide-Pool Plaza. The concert venue is standing-room only, but attendees are welcome to bring blankets. Splash Café will remain open for guests to purchase food and beverages. Tickets are $20 each and include aquarium admission and parking. Children under age 3 are free. All exhibits will be open for viewing.
Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. To purchase tickets, call 858-534-4109 or visit aquarium.ucsd.edu.