It’s a Meltdown! Family Festival of Music, Books & More!

[2014 Meltdown happens Saturday, March 29th. Click here for deets!]

The River’s Family Music Meltdown & Book Bash!
Saturday, March 30th, 2013 • 10am-4pm
Smith Vocational School • Northampton, MA

New location this year for The River’s Family Music Meltdown & Book Bash: Smith Vocational School in Northampton, MA (80 Locust Street, aka Route 9, next to Cooley Dick).

Great family music. Nationally known authors reading from – and signing – their books. A circus. A bounce house. And baby animals! — If these are the kinds of things that will blow your kids’ minds, then you need to bring them to Meltdown: the River’s Family Music and Book Fest, this Saturday, March 30th from 10am-4pm at their new location, Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton, MA!

Families can meet author Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and get the latest book in his Lunch Lady series weeks before it’s in stores… Or rock out to Brooklyn’s own Deedle Deedle Dees… Or check out the Hampshire Gymnastics demos and bounce in the bounce house. It’s like Woodstock for kids – without the yucky parts!

There will be three stages filled with music, authors and puppet shows. A food court featuring healthy food and great treats from local vendors. Arts and crafts, vendors, magic and more.

The line-up of musicians include Hey Dango,  Mister G,  Deedle Deedle Dees,  Sandra Velasquez,  Kira Willey,  RhymeZweLL, The Nields, Jay Mankita, Tom and Laurie, Daniel Hales and the frost heaves and Mariana Iranzi.  There will also be incredible children’s book authors, curated by local heroes Gina and Jarrett (“Lunch Lady”) Krosoczka, including, Angela DiTerlizzi, Matt McElligott, Judy Schachner & Tony DiTerlizzi.

The Meltdown is in a new location with plenty of parking – Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust Street (Route 9), in Northampton, right next to Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Admission is free! All the details are at www.rivermeltdown.com.

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  1. March 28, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Meltdown: the FREE family book and music festival returns on March 29, 2014. Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Northampton

    Grammy-nominated family musicians. Award winning authors reading from – and signing – their books. A circus. A bounce house. Puppet shows. And baby animals!

    Thousands of local kids and their grownups enjoy Meltdown Family Music and Book Fest every year. Meltdown is this Saturday, March 29th from 10am – 4 pm at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust Street (Route 9), Northampton, right next to Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Admission is free!

    Your kids can meet author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka of Lunch Lady fame, or Bob Shea of Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great. Hear music from Grammy-nominated Alaistair Moock and Brooklyn’s own Deedle Deedle Dees. Dance in the Meltdown Get Down Dance Party with DJ Trumpy from Hits 94.3. Plus Hampshire Gymnastics demos, circus performances from SHOW Circus Studio and NECCA, a bounce house and baby animals. It’s like Woodstock for kids – without the yucky parts.

    There are four stages filled with music, authors and puppet shows. A food court featuring healthy food and great treats from local vendors. Details are at http://www.rivermeltdown.com.


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