Public Relations Officer, SFPL
Library Services Manager, SMCL
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Rock, Play, Learn at the Library!
San Francisco Public Library and San Mateo County Library
offer 29 free concerts for families!
The San Francisco Public Library and San Mateo County Library are partnering up to present Tricycle Music Fest the biggest little music fest on the West Coast, combining 9 award-winning performers, 28 libraries and more than two months of shaking, rattling and rolling for kids around the Bay Area—all in the name of literacy!
Taking place every weekend in September, October and early November, Tricycle Music Fest features 29 free concerts by the coolest kindie rock performers
The music festival recognizes the remarkable value of song—and rhythm and rhyme—in establishing children’s early literacy skills. Think indie music– family style– and libraries and you have the essence of Tricycle Music Fest.
“Music unites us all. For young children, musical experiences, including singing and dancing, are essential to build early literacy skills. It’s thrilling to work with San Mateo County Library to engage even more families through music at the library,” said Christy Estrovitz, early literacy coordinator for San Francisco Public Library.
Families are among the libraries’ most active users and Tricycle Music Fest is an opportunity to acknowledge their support as well as to highlight the value of the libraries as a source for entertainment, inspiration and school readiness.
Featured performers include The Okee Dokee Brothers (2013 Grammy Winners), Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band (People Magazine’s #1 Cool Kids Album pick), and Aaron Nigel Smith (Between the Lions).
Tricycle Music Fest is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit sfpl.org/tricycle and smcl.org/tricycle.
TRICYCLE MUSIC FEST SCHEDULE:
Saturday, September 7at 11 am, Mission Branch Library
Saturday, September 7at 3 pm, Portola Branch Library
Sunday, September 8 at 11 am, Mission Blue Center in Brisbane
Sunday, September 8 at 2 pm, Belmont Library
The Corner Laughers
Saturday, September 14 at 11 am, Parkside Branch Library
Saturday, September 14 at 2 pm, Portola Valley Library
Saturday, November 2 at 1 pm, San Carlos Library
Saturday, September 21 at 11 am Redwood City Fair Oaks Library
Saturday, September 21 at 3 pm, Presidio Branch Library
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
Saturday, September 28 at 11 am, Half Moon Bay Library
Saturday, September 28 at 3 pm, Potrero Branch Library
Sunday, September 29 at 1:30 pm Pacifica Fog Fest
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Saturday, October 5 at 10:30 am, Foster City Library
Saturday, October 5 at 1 pm, Ortega Branch Library
Saturday, October 5 at 4 pm, Bernal Heights Library
Sunday, October 6 at 11 am, Pescadero Elementary School
Saturday, October 12 at 11 am, Excelsior Branch Library
Saturday, October 12 at 2 pm, Woodside Library
Sunday, October 13 at 3 pm, Marina Branch Library
The Pop Ups
Saturday, October 19 at 1:30 pm, Park Branch Library
Saturday, October 19 at 4 pm, Merced Branch Library
Saturday, October 19 at 10 am, Brisbane Library
Sunday, October 20 at 3 pm, Atherton Library
Alison Faith Levy
Sunday, October 20 at 3 pm, West Portal Branch Library
Aaron Nigel Smith, Finale Weekend
Saturday, October 26 at 3 pm, Western Addition Branch Library
Saturday, October 26 at 11 am, East Palo Alto Library
Sunday, October 27 at 10:30 am, Millbrae Library
Sunday, October 27 at 3 pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium
About Tricycle Music Fest
The Tricycle Music Fest was created by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in 2007 and has since become a popular annual concert series celebrating families, community and libraries. This year, San Francisco Public Library and San Mateo County Library partner to host the largest family rock fest on the West Coast featuring the best music the kindie rock genre.
Concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and Friends of the San Mateo County Library.