Tot Rock Fest 2017

  • May 13, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Mount Vernon Recreation Center

TotRockFest

The Rainbow Rock Collection Rockin the Rainbow to kids in need one item at a time!” has partnered with the City of Alexandria, Mind the Mat, the Mindful Junkie, CrossFit Kids OldTown, and National Community Church for an amazing day of music, movement, and making a difference for children in and around Del Ray! The Rainbow Rock Collection will be hosting Alexandria’s Tot Rock Fest on Saturday, May 13, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring a “new” or “used” musical instrument to the festival! We will be collecting instruments for Now I Play Along Too and collecting financial donations both on-site and on our website (www.totrockfest.com). All of the proceeds will be used to buy instruments and go directly to “Now I Play Along Too,” who support music programs in Haiti, Florida, and locally at the DC Dream Center.  The Rainbow Rock Band will be helping to deliver the instruments collected at the festival to an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, this summer along with their friends from Melodime!  Also happening along Mt. Vernon Avenue on May 13th, is La Bella Strada, an Italian Street Painting Festival, AND a rummage sale at the Department of Human Services (2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue), highlighting clothing, toys and equipment for children!  So bring the family to Del Ray May 13th for our Del Ray Play Date 2017!


The Tot Rock Fest is a festival for infant to 7 year olds but kids of all ages are welcome!


SCHEDULE

8:50-9:00AM:   Opening Meditation with the Mindful Junkie

9:00-9:30AM       Rocknoceros

9:30-9:45AM:   Tippi Toes DC

9:45-10:15AM:      The Great Zucchini

10:15-10:30AM:   CrossFit Kids OldTown

10:30-11:00AM:    Culture Queen

11:00-11:15AM:   Mindful Junkie Yoga

11:15-11:45AM   The Uncle Devin Show 

11:45-12:00PM:    Pilates for Kids with Mind the Mat

12:00-12:45PM    Rainbow Rock Band 

12:45-1:00PM:   Closing Meditation with the Mindful Junkie



Food:
The Big Cheese
South Block Del Ray
Alexandria Jaycees
SnowCones by National Community Church - Potomac Yard Campus

Allowed: Bring your lawn chair, bring a blanket, bring snacks, bring your sunscreen, bring your shade, and bring your tots!

Prohibited: Sorry, dogs need to stay home and keep your alcohol in its cabinets!


Weather: The Tot Rock Fest will take place rain or shine! In the event of rain, the festival activities will move inside to the Mount Vernon Recreation Center Gymnasium.


*Proceeds from this great community activity will benefit Now I Play Along Too, a non-profit foundation (based in Virginia) that focuses on improving the lives of disadvantaged kids through the gift of music. Inspired by the gift of an anonymous person, the alternative rock band MELODIME started the foundation to continue the story and provide opportunities to others who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford them. The foundation accomplishes this by providing music instruments, instruction, and encouragement to regularly practice and perform music. The rigorous process of learning, practicing, and performing a music instrument is a dual purpose to build character and discipline to help overcome obstacles.


See you at the Fest!


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About Rainbow Rock and the Rainbow Rock Collection

Are you ready to meet the rainbow?? Join the Rainbow Rock Band as they entertain your little dudes with tunes, laughs, and more! Winners of a Parents' Choice Fun Stuff Award for their debut CD, "Meet the Rainbow," an absolute mix of musical genres from folk to rock to rockabilly, all the while being EDUCATIONAL and FUN!! Your child will learn about shapes, colors, movement, and more! The Rainbow Rock Band encourages all rainbow rockers to participate in the show either on the microphone or at their seat, either way your little one is sure to have fun!


The Rainbow Rock Collection Rockin the Rainbow to kids in need all over the world!” is the non-profit part of the Rainbow Rock Band. Rainbow Rock is all about giving back to the community and helping those who need it most! Inspired by activities in their community, the Rainbow Rock Collection supports individuals and organizations by developing various collections throughout the year to assist in fundraising and directly impacting children. Depending on the time of year, collections may be anything from swimsuits for summer or school supplies in the fall, but at every Rainbow Rock show donations of any kind will be accepted and they will find any “new” or “gently used” item a good home! The Rainbow Rock Collection has hosted a couple of Tot Rock Fests to reach a larger audience to collect donations.


“Traveling to Haiti last summer to work with the kids was so rewarding and we are very excited to continue our collaboration with their non-profit!” ~ Dr. Kate Moran, aka the Rainbow Lady


“I like all the music, and all the grilled cheese!” ~ Tot Rocker, age 4


“Now I Play Along Too is honored to partner with Tot Rock Fest for the second year in a row!  We are grateful for the support of this community and the collaboration with Rainbow Rock.  Through everyone’s generosity the music program we founded at Source of Light Orphanage and others continues to grow!” ~ Megan Kilpatrick, NIPAT Operations

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