Every Family Rocks

I’m sure that the day is all too rapidly approaching when our children have no interest at all in attending a rock concert with us but today is not that day!

We took the boys to Des Moines yesterday to the Every Family Rocks music festival at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

I think this is the third year that the festival has been in existence but it’s the first time that we’ve been able to make it and we’ve been looking forward to it for weeks.  In addition to the music performances, there were other events for kids like plate spinning and an instrument petting zoo along with lots of face painting, balloon animals, and art projects.

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

We were really glad to have arrived in time to see Justin Roberts and the Not Ready For Naptime Players open the festival.

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

It can’t be easy to put something like this together but we found the festival to be really well planned and well executed.  The main events took place inside the Ag Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds so it would have been fun even if the weather had been bad.  Luckily for us, it was a gorgeous day and we got to play outside on the beautiful playground equipment right beside the building.  We had friends there from Iowa City and our cousins came from Omaha to meet us.  We had a great afternoon playing together.

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

We found some delicious apple slushes to pass the time before They Might Be Giants took the stage at 4 pm.

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for…They Might Be Giants!

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

We headed back to the playground after the show and Atticus, filled with inspiration, took to the amphitheater stage.

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

Every Family Rocks Festival 2011

3 responses to “Every Family Rocks

  1. Looks like fun!
    xo

  2. OMGoodness! Liam is looking SO grown up! And the pictures of Atticus rocking out are adorable! It looks like the boys had a rocking time, how cute is that concert? I’ll have to check it out next year…. Hope you guys are well, it appears so!

  3. I was thinking the same thing about Liam, he is getting so tall! What a great way to spend the weekend and that last picture with Atticus says it all-
    rock on Atticus rock on (:

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