Note: An earlier version of this article appears at Chicago Parent
Chicago friends: If you’re looking for a rootin’ tootin’, yet rockin’ good time with your little ones this weekend, it might be a prime time to pay a visit to Miss Jamie from the Farm. The Chicago-based performer will be doing three shows in and around the city to celebrate the release of her debut album, MISS JAMIE’S FARM (available now on Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby).
Combining her Texas upbringing with live performance skills that she’s honed as an actor and voice-over artist, Miss Jamie’s acoustic show (which I’ve taken my own girls – “The Rock Daughters” – to see) features appearances by her puppet friends like Sweet Jen the Hen, The Great And Powerful Chickie of the Farm, Willie the Out of Work Horse, Prissy the Pig, Benny the Lamb, Courtney the Cow, and Freddie the Fox, and occasionally, Jamie’s little live-action farmhand (her daughter), Taylor Gibson Martin. Together, they take kids on a musical tour around “the farm” as they learn about healthy eating habits and choices, in an interactive event that’s perfect for kids preschool to age 7.
Catch Miss Jamie from the Farm this weekend in her special album release performances:
-Friday, January 17: Chicago – Heritage Littles Milk & Cookie Bar (2868 N Lincoln Ave)
3:00pm $6 cover per person (good towards CD purchase). This is part of the ongoing Milk & Cookies Happy Hour, which aims to bring quality Chicago Kindie artists to the stage on Friday afternoons.
-Saturday, January 18: Wheeling – Nibbles’ Play Cafe (13 Huntington Lane)
11:30am $7.50 first child $3.50 siblings. Tons of Goodies gifts and giveaways. ($6 of entry price good towards CD)
-Sunday, January 19: Chicago – Kookaburra Play Cafe (2267 N Clybourn Ave)
1:00pm $6 entry good towards CD purchase. FULL BAND SHOW with Miss Jamie and The Farmhands!
MISS JAMIE makes regular appearances throughout Chicagoland, including frequent stops at Mariano’s Fresh Market locations. For upcoming dates, check out her official site.