Last week I played at the Hasting Nebraska Public Library. They had a fun night where they planned a family picnic with hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks. It was supposed to be outside but with the stormy weather they had it inside their library. They have a great room for activities like this!! It was nice to see families eat together and then after their meal I played music for an hour. They danced, sang, moved to the music and had a fun time! There were a couple of older ladies without children that came and enjoyed the music and even did the actions to my silly kids songs. I had a great time playing for this.
This week I am playing a coffee shop in Phillipsburg and I am really looking forward to it and hoping I get a good crowd of people. It is fun to see families come and enjoy things like this together. I have tried for a couple of years to do an evening family show at a coffee shop or restaurant in Hays and everyone says it sounds like a good idea but it never happens. I have talked to other performers that play music like I do in other cities and they say it works great. I think families might enjoy themselves once in a while on a evening where they can take their children with them and relax while they eat their meal and see their children being entertained by something besides watching TV or playing a video game. Live interactive music that keeps them active both mentally and physically!!!
Do any parents have any comments about this type of activity in Hays or any other place??