Kids Rock the Park! – Sunday

Kids Rock The Park!


Sunday, July 31

Noon-5 p.m.

City Hall Park Stage



Festival of Fools, presented by Merchant’s Bank, is pleased to be back with Kids Rock The Park! A day filled with family-friendly music, comedy acts, musical theater, physical fun, art making and food. Including:

Detailed Performer Info

Linda Bassick 

Linda Bassick

Sunday, July 31, 12 p.m.

Linda Bassick began reading music shortly after learning to read words, playing the clarinet and then baritone horn for many years in a competitive marching band in the Boston area. She finally picked up a guitar at the age of 19 and as an adult has added flute and trombone to her repertoire. She received her BS in Early Childhood Education from North Adams State College (MCLA) and holds a teaching certificate for K-3. She pays the bills by doing a high quality Birth- Three childcare program 3 days a week in her home. She has played in many bands where she was the ONLY woman. Currently she is a member of the Burlington based 60ǯs tribute band, Mellow Yellow, and has been seen around town playing with the 9 piece, all woman rocksteady band, Steady Betty. Linda has played music for children for MANY years! Most recently she has been playing music for kids of all ages every Friday at the Radio Bean since January of 2013. Linda is also the director of Girls Rock VT! a camp that empowers girls through teaching them to ROCK!
Al Genter
Sunday, July 31, 1 p.m.
Al Getler’s many characters come to life, fascinating audiences as they laugh until their sides hurt.Seen on television on shows such as Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, along with TV commercials, Getler also has many live performance credits, including casinos, theaters and Fortune 500 companies around the United States.Al Getler has performed in many venues, using his unique ability to immediately engage his audiences in fun and laughter.
Contois School of Music

Sunday, July 31, 2 p.m.

 The Contois School of Music band is a professional band comprised of music students and teachers from the Contois School of Music combined with local area professional musicians. This unique blend of young musicians, teachers, and professionals produces a sound and range of musical styles and abilities that is truly unique in todayǯs musical entertainment environment. Our goal is to provide young, aspiring student musicians the experience of performing with a live band in a professional environment for any type of musical entertainment event. We use Yamaha Music Products exclusively for our musical instruments and production which provides us and the audience with the highest quality sound available to perform the classics to todayǯs modern music.
Sunday, July 31, 3 p.m.
The Very Merry Theatre began as an exciting idea many years ago as summer camps in Charlotte and Burlington soon after grew into productions at Edmunds Elementary School. Soon after, they experienced the exciting creative possibilities of a whole school community working together to support their children’s theatrical efforts.

Mr. Woodhead with the Hokum Brothers


Sunday, July 31, 4 p.m.

Mr. Woodhead (aka Woody Keppel) has performed his music and comedy in over 30 countries as the endearing eccentric, “Woodhead,” and has just released a critically acclaimed CD of music for kids (and their parents) called, Mr. Woodhead’s Party in the Animal Barn.

Venue Info

City Hall Park and the Stage are located in the heart of Burlington’s downtown in the breezy shade of City Hall Park, surrounded by trees and lush grass. It is a great place to hang out and enjoy a show!

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