Rocknoceros, the premiere power-trio for children, will perform at the Second Annual ECE Kids' Concert on Sunday, April 25, at Temple Emanu-El, 756 East Broad Street, Westfield.
The event kicks off at 3:30 pm with pre-show activities including face paint, sand art, tattoos and nail polish (included in the ticket price of $12). The concert begins at 5 p.m. and is followed by an optional pizza dinner at 6 p.m. for an additional fee. The pizzas have been generously donated by the following local pizzerias: Buona, Cosimo's, Ferraros, Gennaros, La Casa, Mamas, Roma, Sorrento's, Tarantellas and drinks/paper goods have been graciously donated courtesy of Shoprite of Clark, Shoprite of Garwood, Kings, Stop and Shop and Trader Joes.
Adults can have fun participating in a silent auction/tricky tray raffle. Proceeds benefit the Temple Emanu-El Early Childhood Education Program, accredited by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child, the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Children's Specialized Hospital of Mountainside, the largest pediatric healthcare rehabilitation system in the United States and the preeminent provider of rehabilitation for children with special needs.
Known for its outstanding mix of folk and rock Rocknoceros (pronounced like rhinoceros) has dominated the Washington, DC children's music scene since 2005 and continues to find its way into the hearts and homes of music-lovers of all ages.
The trio features three dynamic performers: Coach Cotton is the ring-leader, frequently immersed in a sea of knee-high concert goers. Williebob provides the necessary string work for the show, moving among a collection of guitars, mandolins, and banjos while wearing a kazoo around his neck. Boogie Woogie Bennie is a one-man-band employing a contraption that one four-year-old fan described as "the piano-drum." This unique blend of great music and kid-friendly performance style makes Rocknoceros a band with multi-generational appeal.
Tickets may be purchased at http://www.tewnj.org/lifelong_learning/childhood.php?page=23948 or at the Early Childhood Education office, 756 East Broad Street. For more information please contact the office at (908) 232-6770, ext. 130.