The live music gets the spotlight, and deservedly so.
But anyone who’s spent a weekend downtown at the annual River City Roots Festival knows there’s a heck of a lot more fun to be had beyond dancing in the streets.
This year 104.5 the U is excited to help host one of those “other” exciting Roots Fest events: The Family Fun Festival.
For two full days starting Friday you can catch a showcase of Missoula’s most talented children singing, dancing and performing on the youth performance stage down in Caras Park. Joining them in the park will be two dozen or so family-oriented organizations and service providers with informational booths, activities and special promotions.
Yep, the Family Fun Fest evens the score: After you sucker the kiddos into watching your favorite bluegrass crew perform up on Main Street, they get to enjoy a little face-painting, animal excitement and guitar-playing action down in the park!
For the full list of performances and participants click HERE or check out the list below, and we’ll see ya there this weekend!
Youth Performance Stage:
Friday, August 25th
-11 am: YMCA Yoga
-Noon: Double Bubble Dance Party
-1:15 pm: Sophie Beaton
-2 pm: 3rd Capo Kids & Satellite Jacket
-3 pm: Syren
-4 pm: Luna Whiting
-5 pm: On Center Performing Arts
-6 pm: MASC Studio & Performers Guild
-Finale: Boys & Girls Club Family Concert w/ Letter B
Saturday, August 26th
-10 am: Living Rhythm Community Drum Circle
-11 am: The Salamanders
-Noon: Cello Mafia
-12:45 pm: Acoustic Duo by Childbloom Guitar
-1 pm: Evan Disney’s Magical Entertainment
-2 pm: Syren
-2:30 pm: Childbloom Guitar
Activity Booths (10 am-3:30 pm):
Child Start Head Start, Zootown Arts Community Center, Championship Training, Traveler’s Rest, American National Insurance, Watershed Education Network, Girl Scouts, MCAT, Tangled Tones Music Studio, Disfunction Junction Ceramics Studio, Consumer Direct Care, Childbloom Guitar, Animal Wonders, Poverello Center, Boy Scouts, On Center Dance Performing Arts, Climate Smart Missoula, face painting, and more!