Award-winning children’s musician Jim Gill will launch DuPage Children’s Museum’s Tiny Great Performances 2012-2013 season with a concert taking place on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Jim Gill’s Family Room Tour will be held at Washington Junior High School Auditorium in Naperville from 10 until 11 a.m. Seating is picnic style (the audience is advised to bring blankets or mats, no chairs please) and advanced reservations, at $3 per person, are required. Restoration Community Church of Naperville is sponsoring the concert and all revenues will be donated to Exodus World Service, an Itasca-based charity that works with refugee families in the community.
“As part of the celebration of the Museum’s 25th birthday year, we are happy to launch the Tiny Great Performances 2012-2013 season with a performer of the stature and popularity of Jim Gill,” said T.J. Hicks, DuPage Children's Museum Director of Integrated Brand Marketing in a press release. “Jim is a long-time friend of the Museum who shares our passion for bringing families the opportunity to play together. No one sits still at a Jim Gill concert – children and adults join together to sing, dance and 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 play in every one of his shows. As a child development specialist, he focuses his concerts on creating playful interaction opportunities for children and parents.
The concert is sponsored by Restoration Community Church, who had partnered with the Museum last year to stage a Jim Gill concert to the community with revenues raised benefiting a family-focused charity. This year, revenues will be donated to Exodus World Service, an organization dedicated to working with churches to transform the lives of refugees.
“We are a church that values and is dedicated to community and families – the families both within our church and throughout Naperville and our neighboring cities,” said Pastor Brian Park in a press release. “Partnering with our friends at DuPageChildren's Museum to bring Jim Gill’s joy to local families is a perfect way to celebrate our local community, as well as support a cause important to families in our global community.”
Reservations are required for the concert. Visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org to register or call the Museum at 630-637-8000 ext. 0 by noon on Friday, Sept. 28. Seating can be purchased at the door if space allows.
Washington Jr. High is located at 201 N. Washington St. in Naperville.
Submitted by DuPage Children's Museum