2016 Musical Entertainment
Jonathan Sprout: Singer-songwriter and recording artist, Jonathan Sprout has dedicated the past 22 years to creating meaningful and captivating "hero music" for children. Sprout began this journey in 1994 after reading the results of a nationwide poll detailing children's top 10 heroes, which included cartoon characters and several professional athletes whose off-field antics were anything but heroic. This made Sprout question, "who are our real heroes and why are we not teaching our children about their importance?" Sprout's idea to write and record songs for children about real heroes was born.
Since then, Jonathan Sprout has written over forty songs and has released four American Heroes albums about some of the most remarkable men and women in American history. His albums detail the amazing stories of legends ranging from Pocahontas to Neil Armstrong. With the help of author-lecturer Dr. Dennis Denenberg, a noted heroes specialist, Sprout "chose people who lived and breathed elements of good character and are good examples that children can understand and emulate." His list of heroes includes politicians, athletes, scientists, feminists, civil rights leaders, and many other admirable individuals. Learn more at www.jonsprout.com
EcoMan: Rich McLaughlin has performed hundreds of concerts for thousands of children in Bucks County and beyond, bringing his message of ecology through an interactive musical show. He is a self-taught musician who combines a talent for writing catchy tunes with meaningful words about the environment and peace.
Tookany Creek: Philadelphia’s finest bluegrass band, Beth Mead, Larry Cohen, Jerry Allender, and Ray Duffy deliver exciting three-part harmonies, innovative arrangements, and a sophisticated blend of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, folk, country, and swing. Their debut CD, “Homes Sweet Homes,” received high praise in Bluegrass Unlimited and Sing Out ! magazines. "Like" them at www.facebook.com/Tookanycreek