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

Jen Edgren and Steve Simmons team up for the first time to lead kids of all ages and musical abilities in songs at the Nov. 19 Kids' Concert.

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.