Three-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin celebrates his birthday with a Family Concert in his Hudson Valley back yard Saturday, March 10, 2012. But with Tom Chapin, it’s all about kids, and about giving back. He is asking audience members to bring non-perishable food to donate to the Food Bank for Westchester.
In addition to his classic award-winning songs with funny lyrics, catchy tunes, and great sing-alongs about family, friends, food and the environment, special activities make Tom’s Birthday show a memorable event:
Kids are invited to come early and make a birthday card for Tom – we provide the supplies – they supply the creativity. During the show they parade to the stage to hand Tom the card that they made him, while everyone sings Tom’s own version of the birthday song.
The Valley Cottage Elementary School Chorus will join Tom onstage. They provided the vocals on his latest CD, “Give PEAS A Chance,” winner of a 2011 Parents’ Choice Gold Award.
Our food drive for the Food Bank for Westchester empowers the kids to help, learn about food and nutrition, and take away an important lesson in giving.
After the show, families are invited to stay and share some birthday cake with Tom and the band. Tom’s band features Chappaqua resident Jon Cobert (5 time Grammy nominee and writer of TV’s “Baseball Tonight” theme) and Rockland Co resident Michael Mark (5 time Grammy nominee and writer of TV’s “Entertainment Tonight” theme).
In a career that spans five decades, 22 albums and three Grammy awards, Renaissance man Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in television, radio and films.
Best known as a music-maker, Chapin has maintained two long and productive parallel careers, both as a respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in the field of children’s music. In the latter role, he continues to engage the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners with witty, life-affirming original songs delivered in a sophisticated array of musical styles.
In addition to his musical and media endeavors, Chapin is a tireless advocate on behalf of a variety of charitable organizations. He is on the Board of Directors of WhyHunger, a hunger organization founded (as World Hunger Year) in 1975 by Harry Chapin. He remains active in a variety of environmental causes, as well as efforts on behalf of music and the arts in our public schools.
Saturday, March 10, 2012 – 1:00 PM Family Show
Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY
Tickets $20, $30 available online at http://www.tarrytownmusichall.org
Info (914) 631-3390; TicketForce (877) 840-0457