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Norman Music Festival Brings Guitars From Shoeboxes
By Tourism Industry Partner
Little Rockers Kids Stage needs Recyclables Donated for the April 30th Event
NORMAN, Okla. (March 4, 2011) – These are not tiny guitars or guitar shaped shoeboxes. The Norman Music Festival Green Committee along with the organizers of the Little Rockers Kids Stage is organizing a drive for recyclable items. The Little Rockers at NMF4 on April 30, 2011 will use the recyclable items to create musical instruments.
NMF Little Rockers Kids Stage organizer Lauren Sonder hopes that with a combined community effort, the festival day will be full of a fun and educational experience for all ages.
“We want to teach kids about reusing and recycling, and making musical instruments from everyday materials seemed like a natural fit! We're asking for the following donations: paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, tissue boxes, and shoeboxes,” Sonder said. “We will be using these items to make rain-sticks and guitars.”
The Norman Music Festival has had a Green Committee in the past, but the committee is hoping to bring more community involvement and education into this year’s festival. The committee will be coordinating with local environmental groups to set up recycling bins throughout the festival as well as providing educational materials near the Little Rockers Kids Stage.
Donations of recyclable materials will be accepted at:
The Earth Natural Foods (309 S. Flood)
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Native Roots Market (132 W Main St)
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
STASH (412 E Main St)
Mon - Sat: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
FB event for donation collections: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169090753141131
Here's what else is happening at the Kid Stage:
Performing Acts: Young performers from local arts schools (McMichael Music, Norman Music Institute, Sonder Music, Dance & Art, and the Sooner Theater Studio), Singer/songwriter Brendan Parker (http://www.brendanparkermusic.com/), and other professional performances.
Activity Booths: Rock star hairspray, Face painting, Fake tattoos
Other: Wacky science from Science Museum Oklahoma, Eco/Green info table, Norman Public Library table, Hula hooping, Checkers
The Norman Music Festival will be held on April 28-30, 2011. The festival is free and open to the public and will take place on the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of historic Downtown East Main Street, east of the railroad tracks in the Arts District. Thursday and Friday night entertainment will be predominantly at indoor locations, and Saturday will feature the full-blown festival atmosphere complete with street closures and large outdoor stages. Audiences will rock out to headlining bands The Walkmen, Peelander Z, and more than 150 other acts. For more information, please visit NormanMusicFestival.com.
Contact: Lauren Sonder