You may have noticed organizations and companies moving to online “eventing” or entertaining to keep interest up and patrons engaged in their businesses. This digital loop allows a larger company of patrons the exciting ability to attend signature events even if they don’t live in the same cities. It’s an exciting evolution emerging from the required social distancing era! How neat is it to be able to attend an opera, go visit the Louvre in Paris, or learn directly from famous singers or stars about a particular interest? The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is running several of these online events for young kids in the month of August. Check them out below!

Source: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

(Friday, Aug. 14, 4:30 p.m.) Online Family Program: Introduction To GarageBand: Kacey Musgraves Style
Smartphones, tablets, and recording software have given millions of people the power to record and produce music. In this introductory class, musician and educator Adam Ollendorff will teach participants the basics of GarageBand music production software, including how to create a drum loop, add guitar and keyboard sounds, and record voices. Ollendorff has played on recordings by Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood. Presented in support of the exhibit Kacey Musgraves: All of the Colors. Recommended for ages seven and up, but all are welcome. Guardian is required to be present for children under thirteen. 

(Friday, Aug. 21, 4:30 p.m.) Online Family Program: Shel Silverstein’s Playful Poetry
Shel Silverstein is most famous for writing and illustrating children’s books, but did you know he also wrote songs that were recorded by many outlaw country musicians? Join a museum educator on Zoom to explore the exhibit Outlaws and Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s and listen to poems from Silverstein’s collection A Light in the Attic. Inspired by his whimsical writing, draw an illustration along with visual artist Britt McDermott and learn to write a poem in Silverstein’s style. Recommended for ages four to eleven, but all are welcome. Guardian is required to be present for children under thirteen.

(Friday, Aug. 28, 4:30 p.m.) Online Family Program: DeFord Bailey DIY Harmonicas
Create your own harmonica from craft sticks and rubber bands, inspired by country music’s first Black American star, DeFord Bailey, and the science of sound waves. A popular early star on the Grand Ole Opry, Bailey played the harmonica in an innovative style that was influenced by sounds around him, such as chugging trains and barking hounds. What sounds will you make on your new harmonica? Led by a museum educator on Zoom. Recommended for ages six and up, but all are welcome. Guardian is required to be present for children under thirteen.


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