At present I have two sick children running fevers in the house after a fun-filled weekend trip with our neighbors. While they have finally been slowed down, this weekend they totally rocked out. Literally! We packed up the vehicles and headed out on Thursday for the KC Jiggle Jam Festival. We stopped halfway in Des Moines, IA for a water park visit and then proceeded the rest of the way to KC. If you’re not aware, and many are not, this is the largest independent family music festival in the country and it celebrated its 5th birthday this year. We of course helped blow out the candles.
It’s only 10 bucks to get in, in advance or 15 at the gate and the bands they had are great! Trout Fishing in America, Sugar Free Allstars, The Verve Pipe (family favorites), The Okee Dokee Brothers (great new CD), Funky Mama, our friend Jim Cosgrove (got to throw down some harp with him) and the list goes on. There are 3 stages of music, 2 arts and crafts tents (both free) and 10$ for a jumpee pass and there were 10 of those. Plus the hotel we stayed at was across the street with a pool and the mall is right there as well. Oh yeah, there’s a shooting fountain to cool off right in the middle of everything (it was needed as it was 95!). This is the most family friendly event you could ever go to and my kids had a great time. I suggest you pay a visit next year, Did I mention there is a Legoland and an Aquarium on the grounds as well? Start planning now!
So this Sunday, June 3rd we are FINALLY headed back to the Kingsize studio. I am really excited to finish up a few songs. We have lots of vocal work to do and a few more songs to add. Nice to be moving forward again!