Concert Series: Summer Kids Concert
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Concert Series: Summer Kids Concert


August 11, 2019 @ 5:00 PM


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The start of the school year is just around the corner, but there is still lots of fun to be had at our next Summer Kids Concert! Don’t miss a free concert from nationally touring kids musical group, Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats, and Grammy award winners Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats. Celebrate the end of summer with your family at Gathering Place Concert Series: Summer Kids Concert on Sunday, August 11 at 5 p.m.



Laura Doherty is a nationally touring children's performer and award-winning recording artist. Laura found her place in the acoustic-folk world early on, picking up the guitar at age 16. Originally from Westchester County, NY, she came to Chicago after college and soon joined the teaching staff of the legendary Old Town School of Folk Music. For over a decade, Laura was the Director of the Old Town School’s wildly popular early-childhood Wiggleworms program. In 2009 she took a daring leap and decided to go full-time with kids’ music, showing an intense passion for creating sweet, folk-inspired songs for children and families. 



Lucy Kalantari is a GRAMMY® Nominated songwriter, composer and producer based in Brooklyn, New York, making jazz age inspired music for families. She's the frontwoman and bandleader for Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats. Her band and music have been featured on Snug's House (formerly Sprout House), the musically-infused programming block on Universal Kids. Her songs are on steady rotation on SiriusXM Kids Place Live and other family radio programs around the country. Kalantari’s latest album, All the Sounds has been nominated for Best Children’s Album in the 61st GRAMMY® Awards.