The Second Annual Rox in Sox FREE Family Festival is Ready to Rock in Lake Oswego!
Get ready to get your groove on at the second annual Rox in Sox Festival in Lake Oswego. Aaron Nigel Smith, the PBS Kids TV personality and musician, welcomes families and children of all ages to join in on a day that celebrates children’s music and literature. Presented by One World Chorus, Northwestern Mutual, the City of Lake Oswego, and the Lake Oswego Public Library, Rox in Sox will offer a host of family-friendly activities and services, as well as summery refreshments from many vendors.
What: Rox in Sox FREE Family Festival in Lake Oswego
When: Saturday August 2, 2014. 10am-4pm
Where: West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way in Lake Oswego
Cost: Admission is free, and families are asked to bring socks, shoes and books as a donation that will be distributed to children in need in Portland, Kenya and Jamaica.
LAWN SEATING – BRING CHAIRS OR BLANKETS!
Many nationally recognized and local musicians, musical groups and authors will perform on the grassy lawn. Here’s the lineup.
- Red Yarn
- The Not Its
- Mista Cookie Jar
- School of Rock
- Aaron Nigel Smith & One World Chorus
- Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
- Recess Monkey
KOIN 6 News anchor Ken Boddie will be an emcee’s at this year’s festival.
We are excited to be one of many great sponsors for this event. Stop by our booth and play with us! Get creative with our friends at Kids Clubhouse, get your photo taken by A Condensed Life Photography, and grab a reusable shopping bag – generously sponsored by Academy Theater, Bob’s Red Mill, Catlin Gabel School, Northwest Children’s Theater & School, Oregon’s Children Theatre and Whole Foods Market -filled with great information from local businesses and organizations.
Event director and Lake Oswego resident Aaron Nigel Smith is a musician and educator whose simple mission is to inspire families to sing, dance and play together. He’s been featured on PBS-TV’s “Between the Lions,” has won numerous awards and tours nationally. His One World Chorus blends the voices of hundreds of young singers from Portland, New York, Los Angeles, Kenya and Jamaica. “We’re thrilled to bring this major festival to the city of Lake Oswego again this year,” he says. “I’ve seen first-hand how our festival-goers contributions have helped many kids in need, and we’re grateful for all of the amazing community support.” Last year’s event attracted more than 1,800 people. In all, festival volunteers collected 1,003 pairs of socks, 69 pairs of shoes and 483 books, all of which have been distributed to children in Oregon, Jamaica and Kenya.
Rox in Sox will have lots of fun and interactive activities for families and children to enjoy together. There will also be a raffle prize to win a trip for two to Hawaii! Raffle tickets can be purchased online.