FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2019
JUNO-Nominated Kids’ Favourite Will’s Jams Joins Whistler Children’s Festival Lineup
Will Stroet, CBC Kids and Universal Kids TV star, brings new songs to Whistler
WHISTLER, BC – Arts Whistler is thrilled to have Will’s Jams join the roster of celebrated children’s entertainment at the 2019 Whistler Children’s Festival. The Whistler Children’s Festival is back for its 36th year, July 5 to 7, and is filled to the brim with arts and crafts, bubble wands, storytellers, puppet shows, dance parties, circus acts, face painting and internationally acclaimed children’s performers. It’s a chance to free your imagination and explore creativity… unplugged.
Captivating an audience of children can be quite the challenge but not for JUNO-nominated children’s musician and CBC Kids and Universal Kids TV star Will Stroet of Will’s Jams. He’s been entertaining kids and the young-at-heart for more than a decade with witty wordplay and catchy choruses to his original rock, folk and blues inspired music.
Being on CBC television for the past five years has pushed Stroet and his passion for educational and bilingual music into the national spotlight. May 14 marked the release of Will’s 10th album, “Rocks and Roots” – an homage to trying new things with your family and friends while spending time in the great outdoors. Recorded in January at Bryan Adam’s Warehouse Studio and produced by JUNO award-winning producer and musician Steve Dawson, the album boasts melodic genres played by some of Canada’s most seasoned musicians.
Inspiring kids to be active, healthy, creative and engaged in the world through educational music is a tough calling. However, Stroet’s celebration of nature, wildlife and family through “Rocks and Roots” is a masterpiece of mischief and music, further cementing Will’s Jams as the ultimate star of children’s rock and roll. Get ready for the mosh pit, kids!
Will’s Jams and his band will light up the mainstage at the Whistler Children’s Festival on Saturday, July 6 at 11:15am. On Sunday, the mainstage plays host to another Canadian favourite, Bobs and Lolo. Bobs and Lolo will wrap up the festival on Sunday, July 7 with a set at 3pm.
There’s something different every day at the festival, so don’t miss a minute of it!
About Arts Whistler:
Arts Whistler is passionate about Whistler, about arts and about making arts and culture an integral part of day-to-day life. Operating out of the Maury Young Arts Centre in the heart of Whistler Village, Arts Whistler runs a variety of creative classes, showcases an exciting lineup of live shows for Arts Whistler Live! and hosts year-round free-admission exhibits in The Gallery to support local artists and their craft. Annual events include the Whistler Children’s Festival, Whistler Street Entertainment, Arts Whistler Holiday Market, We Heart Local Art and Art on the Lake. Arts Whistler creates bold, inspiring and engaging experiences and supports an arts and culture sector in Whistler that’s welcoming, accessible and collaborative.
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Laura Walker, Communications Specialist