Sunday, July 8, 2012

Coming Attraction: SummerSounds at the Hollywood Bowl

Summer for kids is just getting started at the Hollywood Bowl, and the music-friendly venue is ready to introduce little Angelenos to reggae, Filipino and Latin music with its annual SummerSounds program, kicking off July 9.

CC and I haven't checked out this program yet, but it sounds really fun and exposes kids to so many cultures. Not only that, but in addition to hearing live music they also get to make arts and crafts.

SummerSounds music and art workshops are held every weekday, twice a day -- at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The music performance is $7 per person, and the art workshops are $5 per child (must be at least 3 years old).

The first two weeks, July 9-20, will spotlight reggae music with leader David Kirton. Kids will learn about the music genre's roots, which started in Barbados.

Weeks three and four, July 23-Aug. 3, will focus on Filipino music from the Philippines with Dulce Capadocia. The interactive dance will include the fable "A Crocodile's Tale," a story about trust and gratitude.

The final two weeks, Aug. 6-17, will close out the season with Latin music. Trio Ellas will lead the kids in mariachi music with an L.A. twist. Kids will learn about the musical combo of guitar, violin and guitarron.

This sounds like such a great time. If you and your kids check it out, let me know how it goes!

Hollywood Bowl
Musical performance tickets: $7 each
Art workshop tickets: $5 per child (must be at least 3 years old)
Parking: Free
To purchase tickets for more information visit  or call  323.850.2000

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