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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f3be0000For 25 years, KPBX Kids' Concerts have brought different genres of music and performances to generations of children. These family concerts are at the heart of the station's mission to provide music awareness and entertainment to our listening region, which compliments our on-air programming.Eight free one-hour concerts are held throughout the year at rotating venues. At each concert, attendees may be treated to a mix of music and historical information. Each KPBX Kids' Concert highlights a musical style. Past concerts have featured classical, jazz, big band, folk, bluegrass, latin, calypso, reggae, klezmer, rockabilly, and lots more.ALL KPBX KIDS' CONCERTS ARE FREE.

KPBX Kids' Concert: Sing-Along with Jen and Steve Nov. 19

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There's something powerful about a whole room filled with people singing the same song! Experience a classic all-ages sing-along at the Nov. 19 Kids' Concert, 1 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater in Downtown Spokane.

Two of Spokane's familiar folk singer/guitarists will lead everyone in old favorites from the U.S. and around the globe.

We will have lyrics projected on the Bing's movie screen so readers can sing along! A sample of some of the selections: "Guantanamera," "Yellow Submarine,"
"Buffalo Gals," "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," and "Puff the Magic Dragon."

The concert is free thanks in part to event donors Harvard Park Children's Learning Center North, Numerica Credit Union, Rocket Bakeries, and Pizza Pipeline.

Jen Edgren plays children's music in various venues including the Fall Folk Festival, farmers' markets, and classrooms -- Jen is a substitute teacher for SPS District 81. Her philosophy for children's performances? "Think like a kid!  That's how you know what they'll like," she says. Jen's main children's music influences have been Tom Chapin and Pete Seeger. Jen is also a member of two bands: "Diminishing Faculties" that plays classic rock-n-roll, and "Too Many Men" that plays a variety of popular and rock music.

Steve Simmons gave his first public performance in 5th grade on a ukulele. For the following two decades he played guitar and sang with various musical bands and small groups. When he discovered the “Critter Chorus” collection of sing-along books in the early 1980s, Steve began leading his own sing-alongs with libraries, music festivals, and a couple of KPBX Kids’ Concerts. He’s frequently found performing in Sidetrack and in the Front Porch Trio, named after the community television program Steve created and hosted.