The Ragbirds present: 1st Annual Ebird & Friends Kids Show
The Ragbirds are pleased to announce the 1st Annual "Ebird & Friends Kids Show!" at the Ark in Ann Arbor on Saturday, May 11th. The show will include music by The Ragbirds joined by members of The MacPodz. Featured artists include Dick Siegel, Chris Buhalis, Jim Roll, Brant Losinski (Rootstand), Chris Good (The Funky Farmer), The Understorey, Diana Ladio (Moxie Strings), and more. With comedienne Shelly Smith as the MC, it will be an afternoon of music, dancing and silliness.
“Ebird”, of course, is Erin Zindle, lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of The Ragbirds. Her husband Randall Moore plays percussion in the band and when the couple discovered they were pregnant with their first child they were overjoyed. As musicians who make their living from touring the US (they average 150 shows a year), they realized it was time to think of rooting down in the community, and branching out in new ways. Working with children seemed like a natural extension of their musical journey and they decided to reach out to their Ann Arbor musical family to join in the fun.
Erin has always had a deep fondness for the songs of her childhood. Since 2008 it has become a yearly tradition for The Ragbirds to present a unique, family-friendly holiday show called "Ebird & Friends". The songs and artists change from year to year, but the spirit of the event is community and the shows consistently sell out.
In “Ebird & Friends Kids Show” she will draw on these roots and use her creative energy to bring new life to childhood favorites with the help of her many talented musical guests. Kids and adults alike will be entertained by this collaborative performance of new and old songs.
Pre-sale tickets are available online at www.theark.org and at The Ark box office. Doors open at 12:30pm show starts at 1:00pm. Tickets are $10. A second performance of the show will be on Sunday,