Award-winning children’s musician Jim Gill will launch DuPage Children’s Museum’s (DCM) Tiny Great Performances™ 2013-2014 season with a benefit concert beginning at 10AM on Sat., Sept. 28. Jim Gill’s Contagious Tunes Tour will be held from 10-11AM in the Washington Jr. High School Cafetorium in Naperville just south of the museum.
Seating is picnic style (the audience is advised to bring blankets or mats, no chairs) and advanced reservations, at $3 per person, are required. Restoration Community Church of Naperville is sponsoring the concert with all revenues benefiting Bridge Communities, a nonprofit organization that provides transitional housing and programs to assist homeless families.
Tiny Great Performances™
“We’re thrilled to launch the Tiny Great Performances™ 2013-2014 season with a performer of the stature and popularity of Jim Gill,” said Marcia MacRae, DCM Public Programs Manager. “Jim is a long-time friend of the Museum who shares our passion for bringing families together to play and learn. The energy at all of his concerts is truly contagious – children and adults join together to sing, dance, clap, and enjoy his unique songs and performance.”
Jim Gill is an award-winning musician and author who goes beyond static performance and creates an opportunity for family fun in each and every one of his shows. As a child development specialist, he focuses his concerts on creating playful interaction opportunities for children and parents. More information on Jim Gill can be found on his website atwww.jimgill.com.
Concert to benefit Bridge Communities
The concert is sponsored by Restoration Community Church of Naperville, which has partnered with the Museum for several years to organize a benefit concert to support family-focused charities. This year, revenues will be donated to Bridge Communities, an organization dedicated to transforming the lives of homeless families in DuPage County.
“We are a church that is committed to community and to families – both within our church and throughout Naperville and the surrounding cities,” said Pastor Brian Park. “Partnering with our friends at DuPage Children’s Museum to bring Jim Gill’s joy to local families is a wonderful opportunity for us to live out this commitment.”
Note! Registration is open to DCM members from September 1 – 14 and open to the general public beginning September 15. Tickets can be purchased at the door if space allows; however, advanced reservations are encouraged.
Washington Jr. High is located at 201 N. Washington St. in Naperville, just south and behind the Museum.