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A FREE music and performance series for the STROLLER SET!

Juicebox at the Chicago Cultural Center

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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.


Sones de México EnsembleSones de México

Friday, October 7, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

Sones de México is Chicago’s premier folk music ensemble specializing in Mexican ‘son’ including the regional styles of huapango, gustos, chilenas, son jarocho and more. In addition to researching and performing traditional Mexican 'son,' the group has developed a body of original work that has experimented cross-culturally with classical, Irish, blues, C&W, jazz and rock music through collaborations with several artists across many genres.


Animal Singdom

Friday, October 21, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

With songs and puppetry, Erin Flynn and the Animal Singdom band help kids discover music in nature by bringing the Animal Kingdom to life.


Wendy & DBWendy & DB

Friday, November 4, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

In their exciting, interactive children’s concerts, Wendy & DB inspire kids to discover the world around them through music. Positive lyrics, a good melody and interesting rhythms are key ingredients to their orignal songs that encourage children to use their imaginations and have fun with words. Kids are also introduced to a variety of instruments like maracas, bells and much more.


Jameson & Plucky

Friday, November 18, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

Jameson and Plucky offer a hilarious and interactive portable puppet and human variety show that combines interactive music, sketches and improv. Coming to Juicebox via the Old Town School of Folk Music, this ‘puppet ukulele’ show will delight all ages.


Bollywood Groove - bg Kids ProgramBollywood Groove

Friday, December 2, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

bG Kids Program will offer kids and parents lessons on Indian dance, culture, movement fundamentals and more. Children experience Indian culture in an interactive format and learn fun facts via stories, props, folktales and upbeat music.


Human Tim+Robot TimHuman Tim+Robot Tim

Friday, December 16, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

Human Tim has been making music in Chicago for a long time, including nine years teaching Wiggleworms classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Robot Tim was constructed in 2009 from spare parts and old computers, and together they recorded their first record, "Pop of the Tots." Human Tim lives with his human wife and human child in a house with a pointy tower. Robot Tim collects tinfoil and sleeps next to a battery charger. Your kids won’t want to miss them playing music together.




Dates & Locations:




11-11:45 am





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








Chicago Cultural Center Accessibility:
The following services are available for persons with disabilities:

  • Accessible entrance, 77 E. Randolph St.
  • Accessible restroom facilities
  • Wheelchair loans, see information desk for availability
  • ASL interpreters are provided with 72 hours notice
  • Assisted Listening Devices available for public event with 24 hours notice




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