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Wacky Wednesdays family concerts - 2017

Wacky Wednesdays family concerts draw the whole family up on their feet and into the fun!

Sponsored by The Harold and Avis Goldstein Trust
media partner, WATD 95.9 FM

Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles:  treat your favorite children to five exciting, family friendly Wacky Wednesday performances!  This year our family concerts, always packed with award-winning entertainers, welcomes back many past performers for this celebratory year.  And of course, there’s always free chocolate milk and lemonade at every Wednesday concert.

Concerts take place rain or shine.
Ask about our special group rates

Tickets are non-refundable

Wacky Wednesdays concerts are great performances for everyone!
For information about accessibility and accommodations, please visit our Know Before You Go page.
Want to know what to expect? View our Wacky Wednesdays Social Story.

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Debbie and Friends Wednesday, July 26, 10 am
Debbie and Friends

A live Debbie and Friends show is perfect interactive entertainment for families and elementary aged kids. Kids love her energy and appreciate the interesting array of instruments she brings to her performances, including keyboard, banjo, hand percussion, flute and vocals. Her original music ranges from straight ahead pop to

country, rock and reggae. Her songs are engaging, fun, interactive and often tell stories that children know and love.

Adults: $15, Children: $5

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Past Events

Vanessa Trien Wednesday, July 5, 10 am
Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys

Vanessa Trien has been performing music for kids and families since 2005, many of those years in collaboration with her lively folk/roots/pop band, the Jumping Monkeys. She has three Parents' Choice award-winning CDs for kids and families, and is currently working on her fourth album, due out this winter. A former Music Together teacher, Vanessa packs concert halls, preschool fundraisers and outdoor venues with her highly interactive shows, featuring plenty of group singing and movement.

Adults: $15, Children: $5

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Karen K and th Jittrbugs Wednesday, July 12, 10 am
Karen K and the Jitterbugs

Named one of the “Must-See Acts of 2015,” and called “Power pop sheen that makes them fun for the whole family” by the Boston Globe, Karen K and the Jitterbugs have quickly become a favorite among kids and kid-ults in Boston and beyond. Known for their totally engaging, high-energy show packed with humor and amazingly catchy, well-crafted tunes, Karen K & the Jitterbugs is one of the most buzzed about kindie bands on the East Coast.

Adults: $15, Children: $5

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Moock and Friends Wednesday, July 19, 10 am
Alastair Moock and Friends

GRAMMY nominee and a two-time Parents’ Choice gold medal winner, Alastair Moock ”makes real kids music that parents can actually enjoy” according to the Boston Globe. Moock and Friends’ live shows are rowdy, rootsy, singin’ and dancin’ fun for the whole family! A roots-based musician, Moock was a recipient of the ASCAP Joe Raposo Children’s Music Award, and has twice been voted by the Fids & Kamily Industry Critics’ Poll among the Top Three Albums of the Year. The New York Times calls him “a Tom Waits for kids.”

Adults: $15, Children: $5

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Announcement - June 2015: SSC's Jane Carr Amphitheater completely updated its sound and lighting systems. Funding for this project has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. SSC is grateful to the individuals who generously donated the matching funds required as part of this grant.