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Garden Concerts for Kids 2008

Dates: August 9–10, 16–17, and 23–24, 2008
Time: 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Central Garden
Admission: Free; no reservations required.

Enjoy music in the great outdoors this summer with Garden Concerts for Kids, featuring three weekends of rockin' tunes for fidgety feet.

Come early for a creepy-crawly afternoon with the exhibition Merian & Daughters: Women of Art and Science and the bug-collecting adventure Culture Crawl L.A. Plus, wander the gardens and enjoy a picnic on the grass.

It's all FREE—just bring sunscreen and lots of imagination.

The Jellydots, August 9–10

Guy Davis, August 16–17

Elizabeth Mitchell & Family, August 23–24

Elizabeth Mitchell and family

The Jellydots, August 9–10

Don't miss your new favorite kids' band, the Jellydots, as they open this summer's annual concert series in the Central Garden. Austin-based Doug Snyder started writing songs for his young guitar students and found himself charting new rock-inspired territory in the world of children's music with his debut CD, Hey You Kids. His latest album, Changing Skies, delivers once again with well-crafted songs that evoke Paul Simon and Elliott Smith.

Music Sample
Hear an excerpt from "Lake Rules" from The Jellydots' CD Hey You Kids! (2006, drowsysword music).

the Jellydots

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Guy Davis, August 16–17

Bluesman Guy Davis is a master storyteller and musician. Raised in New York City, the son of actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Davis grew up hearing stories about the rural south from his parents and grandparents and is "one of a handful of young blues singers keeping the acoustic tradition vital," says the San Francisco Chronicle.

Music Sample
Hear an excerpt from "Skunkmello's Dance of the Chickens" from Guy Davis' CD Skunkmello (2006, Red House Records).

Guy Davis

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Elizabeth Mitchell & Family, August 23–24

Elizabeth Mitchell's lovely voice brings a fresh sound to cherished American folk songs and other melodies from around the world. Imagine the Carter Family and Mississippi John Hurt dancing to Bo Diddley and the B-52's—it's folk music for children and families as it should be.

Music Sample
Hear an excerpt from "Little Liza Jane" from Elizabeth Mitchell's CD You Are My Little Bird (2006, Smithsonian Folkway Recordings).

Elizabeth Mitchell

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Picnics are welcome at Garden Concerts for Kids. Please make sure that your coolers or containers are no larger than 11 x 17 x 8 inches.

Blankets are permitted only on the lawns of the Central Garden. Please do not bring your own chairs.

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See
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More Family Fun!
There's more free fun in store for families at the Getty Center. See Tips for Families for all kid-friendly programs.

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