Chicago’s own award winning singer-songwriter Justin Roberts is scheduled to perform a free family concert at this weekend’s Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights. Justin Roberts, a former Montessori preschool teacher, writes and performs songs that appeal to children and parents alike and get everyone singing and dancing. Producing nine albums of original indie-rock style family music in just over ten years, Mr. Roberts has a devoted following of kids who love his music and parents who continue to sing along to his catchy tunes long after they have dropped the kids off at school.
Justin Roberts has won several children’s music awards including:
- Parents' Choice Gold awards: Meltdown! 2006 Gold Award • Way Out 2004 Gold Award • Not Naptime 2003 Gold Award • Yellow Bus 2001 Gold Award
- Amazon.com Top 10 Children’s CDs of the Year: Meltdown! • Way Out • Yellow Bus
- #1 Children’s CD of 2006 Fids and Kamily Poll: Meltdown!
- Parents Choice 25 Best Children’s CDs of the Past 25 Years: Not Naptime
Songs from Justin Roberts’ newest CD, Jungle Gym, are sure to be featured at his free concert this Saturday, November 20 at 12:15pm at the Harris Stage at Pionner Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Justin Roberts will also perform a ticketed family concert on December 29, 2010 at the Field Museum’s Crown Family Play Lab Storytelling Festival. Call 312-665-7400 to register and order tickets.
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