Storybook Stomp – LIVE Music Outside July 10the
Mark Twain Library is delighted to announce a NEW free event for families and community members to get together in person outdoors for an afternoon of live music, food and much needed family fun! The Storybook Stomp will take place on Saturday July 10e noon to 4 p.m. outside the Redding Community Center on Lonetown Road.
“An opportunity for families in our community to come together and have fun is so eagerly awaited,” said Eric Rubury, Mark Twain Library Board Member. “We have really missed being able to host the Frog Frolic over the past two years and are delighted to provide something now that the guidelines allow us to meet in person.”
This afternoon of family acoustic music will feature a handful of favorite local musical artists performing on a stage in the parking lot of the Redding Community Center. Leif Smith – for those attending the library’s historic Frog Frolic Mark Twain – the Mad Hatter himself – will be the host. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., sing and dance to songs performed by Amy Cabot, Traci Greenberg, Jennifer Terry and Rob Gemza. Then, in the last hour of 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., relax and enjoy the country music and good times of North County – with Bradley Clark on bass, Peter Hill on drums, Cat Lines on violin and vocals, Scott Smith on guitar and vocals and John Ziac on dobro & lap steel guitar.
We invite all families to join us in listening! Bring a blanket and relax on the gently sloping lawn in front or find a spot to set up chairs. Pack your own picnic or shop for tasty snacks, summer treats, ice cream and refreshing drinks from our catering tent. We’ll even have a Bailey’s Backyard pizza truck!
This is a free event for community members with the aim of reuniting families in person after a long period of isolation. The Storybook Stomp is also a fundraising opportunity to contribute to the Mark Twain Library, which serves as a hub for all in Redding to find educational, intellectual, cultural and social enrichment and which has missed a number of its major fundraisers. of funds during the pandemic.
Visit our website for sponsorship opportunities and to register for this event here
In addition to the catering tent, we will be selling used children’s books to rejuvenate your shelves just in time for some fun summer reading!
We ask all participants to follow CDC guidelines for the comfort and safety of all performing and attending the event and to encourage all children 2 years of age and older to wear masks.
The Mark Twain Library is owned by the Mark Twain Library Association. It was founded in 1908 by Samuel Clemens – Mark Twain himself – one of Redding’s most famous residents. Visit www.marktwainlibrary.org, for more information.