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November 11, 2010, 3:35 pm
Filed under: Family Fun

On November 6, the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts was filled with families, as the first Free Family Fest of the season, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and Miami Dowtown Development Authority,kicked off with a blast of rock music. This marked the  third-season launch of a series that has thrilled more than 14,000 children and their families so far.

Kids of all ages enjoyed the rock and roll-themed event that featured numerous Miami-based artists.  Live! Modern School of Music rocked out on their instruments, The Spanglish Wrangler entertained young audiences on the Plaza stage with his acoustic guitar and bilingual song set, while the Delou African Dance Ensemble amazed the audience with their celebration of traditional African dance, music, and culture. 

Live! Modern School of Music poses after their phenomenal performance at Family Fest at the Adrienne Arsht Center

Future Mileys, Britneys, Bonos, and Biebers  strolled the grounds of the Adrienne Arsht Center as RockStar FacePainting transformed kids into the rock star of their choice.  Kids enjoyed Book Nook-Jack and his Magic Guitar, and they were able to explore and learn about their favorite rock and roll instrument in a hands-on demonstration by Rock N Roll Instrument Discovery Zone. 

Tiny dancers get down at the Adrienne Arsht Center's Famly Fest

At 2PM, Family Fest fun moved into the Knight Concert Hall for a family-friendly set from 2010 Grammy Award nominee, Milkshake.  Singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl wowed the excited young audience with their interactive, energetic award-winning music.

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