Libraries Rock! In honor of this year’s musical Summer Reading theme we’ll have plenty of free musical performances at the library—some especially for kids and others that will be fun for the whole family. Join us for one or all of them!
Concerts for Kids
Music Jamboree with Dorie Phillips
Friday, June 1 at 10:30 p.m. • Preschoolers • Yellow Springs
Dorie Phillips will be here with her Music Jamboree for young children! Dorie specializes in music, rhythm, and sign language for young children. Join us for music and movement and loads of fun! For preschool-aged children and their caregivers.
Rockin’ Family Concert with James Coffey
Tuesday, June 19 at 12:00 p.m. • All Ages • Beavercreek
Award winning children’s songwriter and musician James Coffey joins us for some rockin’. This program is sure to be a treat! The performance will be held at Peace Lutheran Church.
All Aboard the Rockin’ Library Express
Wednesday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m. • All Ages • Yellow Springs
Travel with award-winning family recording artist James Coffey on a fun-filled, imaginative musical ride through Libraryland! James’ high-energy, interactive program will be educational, musical and full of songs from his award-winning CDs and videos.
Musical Petting Zoo with Lafferty Pike
Monday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. • Preschoolers, Kids, and Teens • Xenia
Tuesday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m. • All Ages • Yellow Springs
Monday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. • Preschoolers and Kids • Bellbrook
All-girl bluegrass band Lafferty Pike will perform a fun-filled half hour concert, then the the audience will have a chance to try out the instruments! The Bellbrook performance will be held at Bellbrook Sugarcreek District Park Community Center.
Registration required for the Bellbrook performance.
Guitar Man: Jim McCutcheon
Tuesday, June 26 at 4:00 p.m. • Kids • Fairborn
Join local musical artist, teacher, and scientist Jim McCutcheon as he presents an interactive program full of music and fun. Meet several fretted instruments: guitars, lute, banjo, bass guitar, charango, ukulele and more! For ages 5–12. The Beavercreek performance will be held at Peace Lutheran Church.
Sing, Bang Boom: Rockin’ at the Library with Two of a Kind
Monday, July 9 at 4:00 p.m. • Kids • Fairborn
Monday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. • Kids • Bellbrook
Enjoy the music of husband-and-wife team Two of a Kind in an interactive musical performance featuring songs related to books, reading and music. The Bellbrook performance will be held at Bellbrook Sugarcreek District Park Community Center. The Beavercreek performance will be held at Peace Lutheran Church.
Registration required for the Fairborn, Bellbrook, and Beavercreek performances.
Rockin’ Out with Dorie Phillips
Join us for a music jamboree with Beavercreek favorite Dorie Phillips. Get ready to tap your toes! This performance will be held at Peace Lutheran Church.
Concerts for Adults and Families
The Hauer Swing Band
Groove into Summer with Joseph Glenn on Steel Drum
Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. • All Ages • Fairborn
Start summer with the sweet sound of steel! Drop in to check out library materials, sign up for summer programs, and then hang around to listen to Joseph Glenn perform popular tunes with his signature style. Can’t sit quietly while the music plays? Great! Librarians will be handing out minor prizes for impressive dance moves.
Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. • Adults • Yellow Springs
Come hear what beautiful music that a group of recorder players can make.
Rock the Park with Hauer Swing Band!
Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. • All Ages • Bellbrook
Join us for a swinging good time at Bellbrock Park with this Big Band! Chris Haines and the Hauer Swing Band have been playing for decades. From backyard graduation parties to large stage and theaters, the Hauer Swing Band knows how to get your toes tapping and bodies dancing. This program is a partnership between Greene County Public Library and the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District.
Versatile Finger Style Guitar and Harp Guitar with Eric Loy
Thursday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. • All Ages • Yellow Springs
Rock to Classical to TV themes, come hear Eric Loy as he plays guitar and harp guitar. Come enjoy the music and unique music styling. Music fun for the whole family.
All about the Violin
Monday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. • Adults • Beavercreek
Hear two local musicians perform duets. Pamela Evans shares tidbits about the violin and answers questions.
Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. • All Ages • Cedarville
Join us at the library for a special musical program! Jim McCutcheon will perform a mixture of classical guitar, lute, and charango music from around the world.
Guitar Around the World with Jim McCutcheon
Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. • Adults • Beavercreek
“Guitar Man” Jim McCutcheon will perform mostly classical and a bit of blues and ragtime. His concert features music from Europe and Russia as well as North and South America for the classical guitar, lute and charango.
Rock the Park with The Jay Clark Band!
Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. • All Ages • Bellbrook
Join us at Bellbrock Park for a rocking good time! The Jay Clark Band is Nashville recording artist that hails from Dayton and has just released their second album, Turning It Up. They have been hailed as the Motley Crue of country and their high energy show has been described as a mix of Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Joe Walsh. If you like country and rock music you will enjoy their mix of original and cover tunes. This program is a partnership between Greene County Public Library and the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District.
Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. • All Ages • Cedarville
Join us at the library for a special musical program! A jazz trio will perform Latin American style music with a mix of guitar, hand drums, and bass.