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A FREE music and performance series for the STROLLER SET!

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With engaging music and dance in a kid-friendly setting, the FREE admission Juicebox programs are geared toward the stroller set and enjoyable for the whole family. Children will experience a diverse range of artistic and educational presentations, with hosts regularly inviting youngsters to move, dance and interact with performers.

Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Juicebox series runs on alternating Fridays at the Chicago Cultural Center and Saturdays at the Garfield Park Conservatory, with occasional special events at other venues. Except where noted, performances are 11-11:45am.

 Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies

Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies

Friday, January 15, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center Preston, Bradley Hall

Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies have a talent for getting kids and parents to sing, dance and jam together for the ultimate in quality time. Performances include sing-along original songs and interactive instrument playing with kids taking part as full-fledged musicians.

 Sénéké West African Percussion Ensemble

Sénéké West African Percussion Ensemble

Friday, February 5, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center Preston, Bradley Hall

The Sénéké West African Percussion Ensemble is a group of committed artists who skillfully teach and perform traditional forms of West African music, song and dance. Sénéké is a Malinke word meaning "Cultivation." Their mission is to educate as well as entertain audiences about the rare beauty and soulful artistry of traditional West African cultures.


Trio Mokili

Friday, February 19, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center Preston, Bradley Hall

Trio Mokili performs jazz interpretations of classic African dance music including Ethiojazz, Nigerian Afrobeat, desert blues, rock and more. Guitarist and band leader Nathaniel Braddock will be joined by his bandmate in the Occidental Brothers, Makaya McCraven, on drums and Jeremiah Hunt on bass.


Barrel of Monkeys

Friday, March 4, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center Preston, Bradley Hall

Barrel of Monkeys (BoM) is an arts-education and theater ensemble based in Chicago that works in under-served Chicago Public Schools. BoM consists of actors, musicians and teaching-artists that run in-school residency writing workshops, an after-school program and original public performances based on stories written by their students.


The Q Brothers

Friday, March 18, 2016The Q Brothers

Chicago Cultural Center Preston, Bradley Hall

GQ and JQ, also known as the Q Brothers, are musicians, actors, writers, educators and DJs who rap with kids and rewrite Shakespeare plays into hip hop musicals. They also conduct hip hop workshops for children of all ages and have worked at Connecticut College, Lehigh University, Lollapalooza Music Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Latin School of Chicago and in London and throughout Australia.


Dreamtree ShakersDreamtree Shakers

Friday, April 1, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center Preston, Bradley Hall

The Dreamtree Shakers live show offers a journey that engages kids with music and creative movement. Their original songs will introduce characters in ways that tell a story and welcomes the audience to join in the show in various ways, by singing along, moving their bodies and using their imaginations.


Jugo de Mango

Friday, April 15, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center Preston, Bradley Hall

Jugo De Mango’s dynamic performances offers audiences a world music blend of traditional and modern cumbia, reggae and rock rhythms to bring an energetic dance set to Juicebox. With influences ranging from Americana and Latin to Caribbean and Afro Cuban, the band takes pride in defying genre and creating memories with good music.


Tatsu Aoki's Tsukasa Taiko EnsembleTatsu Aoki's Tsukasa Taiko Ensemble

Friday, May 6, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center Preston, Bradley Hall

Tatsu Aoki’s Tuskas Taiko Ensemble will present a family-friendly performance that features various combinations of Taiko drummers delivering rhythms and beats to a dance led by the spectacular sound and artistry of their Japanese folkloric percussion instruments. Tsukasa Taiko is the largest multigenerational ensemble in the U.S. performing in traditional and contemporary Taiko drumming.

 Alma Afrobeat Ensemble

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble

Friday, May 20, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center Preston, Bradley Hall

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble (AAbE) performances are an interactive Afrobeat experience for children of all ages. Taking advantage of the international components of Alma Afrobeat Ensemble that included Nigeria, Italy, Canary Islands and Madrid, the group from Barcelona will present a show with multilingual chants, interactive percussion for the audience, dancing and more! Juicebox bonus, kids will learn short phrases in Yoruba, Spanish, Italian and English, as well as receive shakers to play and take home with them!




Dates & Locations:




11-11:45 am





Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602








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