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GETTY PRESENTS ANNUAL GARDEN CONCERTS FOR KIDS


Performing for the first time at the Getty, the summertime tradition of kids' music continues with Frances England, Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, and Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

July 7, 2011

LOS ANGELES—The J. Paul Getty Museum presents Garden Concerts for Kids this August, a free annual outdoor music series for kids and their families in the Getty Center's Central Garden featuring some of the best children's musical artists from across the nation.

Garden Concerts for Kids kicks off this summer with L.A.-based Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band on August 6 and 7. One of the brightest new artists on the kids' music scene, this Silver Lake trio was named the best new kids' artist of 2010 by USA Today. Their fresh rockabilly, retro tunes, and indie goodness open the concert series, with songs from their brand new album, Oh Lucky Day!

The following weekend, August 13 and 14, Grammy nominated Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could will get every family up and dancing with their energetic beats. They are a rollicking back-porch rock 'n' roll band with a feel-good R & B foundation. According to National Public Radio, they "might just be the best-sounding band in children's music."

Closing out the season on August 20 and 21 singer-guitarist Frances England will bring her warm, indie-folk melodies and alt-rock rhythms to the Getty. Performing from her brand new Parent's Choice Gold Award-winning album, Mind Of My Own, England will sing about bicycles, ladybugs, and Jacques Cousteau. England's incredibly creative and slightly off-beat take on family life has inspired a world of fans since her 2007 breakout album, Fascinating Creatures.

The Garden Concerts for Kids are held in the Central Garden at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Admission is free, and no reservations are required. Parking is $15. For more information visit www.getty.edu/education/kids_families/programs/garden_concerts.html or call (310) 440-7300.

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Desiree Zenowich
Getty Communications
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