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Kidstuff Live – 5/21 – at the Children’s Festival of Reading at Worlds Fair Park

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Join WDVX at the World’s Fair Park on Saturday Morning May 21st at Ten for a live WDVX Kidstuff with your host Sean McCollough. County Public Library hosts the Children’s Festival of Reading. The whole day will be packed with storytelling, live music and more.. Plus you will have an opportunity to meet many of the authors who are attending the festival. All the fun starts at 10am and goes til 5pm. The Children’s Festival of Reading is a free event!!

This year, the Festival is pleased to join the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the World’s Fair. We’ll celebrate literacy, science, innovation, and 1982 with authors, illustrators, storytellers, arts and crafts, food, music, toddler town, and more! The event marks the official kickoff of our summer library club.

Music Tent Event Details
Tap your toes and singalong in the Music Tent with some of our most beloved musicians:

10:00 – WDVX’s KidStuff Live Radio Broadcast with Sean McCollough
11:00 – Sean McCollough goes off air but stays on stage!
12:00 – Miss Lynn brings her zany stories and music as she sings outside the lines
1:00 – Squirrel
1:30 – Sarah Pirkle
2:30 – Jodie Manross
3:30 – Erin Archer – Learn Suzuki method!
4:30 – Alana Dellatan Seaton – Knoxville Music Therapy

Sean McCollough is a National Parent’s Choice Award winner, a children’s radio host, a multi-instrumentalist, and a seasoned performer. He also teaches musicology at the University of Tennessee and is a teaching artist in the schools.

He is, in part, cut from the clothe of the likes of Pete Seeger and John McCutcheon with a passion for American folk music and a desire to play music that brings people together. He also loves rock ‘n roll, world music, and writing his own songs.

His family shows range from deep dives into the hollers of Appalachia to trips around the world to romps through fun and educational original songs. While guitar and banjo are always on hand, you may also catch him playing mandolin, piano, dulcimer, jaw harp, hand drums, spoons, and more. His shows are participatory at every turn – whether it’s singing or banging along, performing motions to go along with songs, or helping to make-up songs on the spot. And while you’re having fun, he’ll slip in some tidbits about the history of the instruments, the development of musical styles, and basic music education.

Sean has over twelve albums to his credit, including three records for kids. His most recent family recording, Earworm, won a National Parent’s Choice Award, a National Parenting Products Award and received  honorable mention from the national Fids and Kamily Music Awards. The album includes nine original songs, four covers, and appearances by Grammy-nominated Molly Ledford and well-known children’s artist Billy Jonas.

On the day 9-year old Lynn Hickernell was selected as captain of a gym class kickball team, she knew just what she would do: the first members chosen for her team would be the classmates who, like her, were usually picked last. As the teams assembled, she ignored the quizzical facial expressions and continued to select smaller, less-coordinated 4th graders, instead of the stronger, faster students who quickly made up the opposing team. She knew that her team might not be obvious victors, but if they worked together, they could show the other team what they could do–which turned out to be lose. Badly. By a score of approximately 25 to 0. And while it wasn’t much fun to lose that spring morning, many years later it made a good story.


May 21
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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World’s Fair Park
1060 World’s Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37916 United States
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