Children's musician to perform at Quick Center
Published 7:46 pm, Thursday, October 25, 2012
Fairfield University will present a performance by singer-songwriter and children's music performer Justin Roberts and his band, The Not Ready for Naptime Players, on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. at the school's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road.
The show, recommended for all ages, will include a special pre-Halloween aspect in which audience members wearing costumes can participate in the center's annual Halloween costume contest.
Roberts and his band play "intelligent and whimsically rocking music" for children and their parents, according to a news release.
Roberts' latest CD, "Jungle Gym," his seventh family music CD, was nominated for a Grammy Award, and he has won six National Parenting Publications Gold Awards and six Parent's Choice Gold Awards.
He has played at venues and festivals such as Symphony Space in New York City, National Geographic Live in Washington D.C., the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and Lollapalooza. He also has appeared on "The Today Show" and the Nick Jr. network and his song "Get Me Some Glasses" was featured on a World Series broadcast.
Roberts, having begun his music career in the Minneapolis-based indie-rock band Pimentos for Gus, starting writing and performing children's music after working as a Montessori preschool teacher. In 1998, he released his first CD, "Great Big Sun."
Tickets, $18, $15 children, and subscriptions are available through the Quick Center box office at 203-254-4010 or online at www.quickcenter.com.