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posted: 5/1/2014 7:42 PM

Lakeside Legacy Arts presents the Summer "Swing Set" with the Slavins

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  • The Slavins perform during one of their interactive children's concerts in the Listening Room.

    The Slavins perform during one of their interactive children's concerts in the Listening Room.
    Courtesy of Patty Bell of Lakeside Legacy Arts Park

Cori Cooper

At 2:30 p.m. Sundays, June 22 and July 27, Sean and Karen Slavin will perform an interactive performance for kids and parents in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake.

Dance, sway, move, and groove. Connect with your child through music! The Slavins play children's favorites for the kids, which makes it a rockin' good time for the entire family.

Tickets are free for babies (if you don't walk, you don't pay), $5 for kids, and $10 for parents. This concert is designed for children from infant to age 10.

To reserve your tickets today, visit or call (815) 455-8000.

Siobhan Cottone, Lakeside's executive director, said, "We are so excited to have the Slavins back in the Listening Room to do interactive performances for children! We had a great turn out for the first concert and we are excited to watch family programming grow."

During the first 'Swing Set' concert the entire audience, young and old, were on their feet dancing and singing. Toddlers were shaking maracas and kids were dancing in front of the stage!

A child's connection to the arts is extremely beneficial to their learning process. The arts are proven to enhance child development and exposing them to these types of interactive programming would only yield positive results to a child. Roger Reupert, house manager of the Listening Room, stated, "Karen and Sean Slavin both understand the importance of these types of children's art programs and have built a show where kids are engaged and benefiting at the same time. They are a high energy duo that connects very well to kids!"

Together, the husband/wife duo have had FM radio as well as various Internet radio stations playing their songs from 2013 released CD, "Moodswings." Karen has been featured on Old Town School of Folk Music's CD, "Love You," as well as teaching Wiggleworms classes at the famed music institution in Chicago. They have both performed on national television and radio, doing ads, playing in various bands that allowed sharing of the stage with Violent Femmes and Dean Bernardini of Chevelle, as well as recording projects separately before joining forces. The energy and joy they bring to kids music is refreshing and exciting. Come out, connect, de-stress, reflect, be together.

Lakeside is excited about continuing children's programs and growing interest to these programs within the community. Come to the Listening Room and take advantage of this fabulous opportunity!

Make your ticket purchase in advance by visiting or by contacting the Box Office and asking for Roger (815)-455-8000. If online sales have not sold out, tickets can also be purchased at the door. Lakeside encourages people to purchase tickets in advance. If you purchase tickets at the door on June 22 or July 27, however, please arrive by 2 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

The Listening Room is located within Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Lakeside Legacy is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and is also home to the Historic Dole Mansion.

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