Jabberwocky Marionettes Photo Courtesy of DCASE

Juicebox, presented by Lifeway Foods, will entertain and educate young children and their families with music, dance and performances at the Chicago Cultural Center  and the Garfield Park Conservatory.

The free music series starts Friday, January 4, 2019, and continues through May. With its performances in a kid-friendly setting, the free-admission Juicebox programs are geared to be enjoyable for the whole family. Children will experience a range of artistic and educational presentations, with hosts regularly inviting youngsters to move, dance and otherwise interact with performers.

The winter and spring program begins on Friday, January 4, and will continue on the first and third Friday of each month at the Chicago Cultural Center and following Saturday of each month at the Garfield Park Conservatory through May. All performances take place from 11–11:45am unless otherwise noted.

January 4: Chicago Cultural Center

January 5: Garfield Park Conservatory

Laura Doherty

Laura Doherty entertains kids with acoustic folk-pop tunes. Her interactive performances will also feature her puppet friends Jazzasaurus, Muddy Puddles and Domingo the Flamingo.


February 1: Chicago Cultural Center

February 2: Garfield Park Conservatory

Jabberwocky Marionettes

Jabberwocky Marionettes is a mother daughter puppet company featuring Lolly Extract and Amber Marsh. Together they have created original productions and events with the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Public Libraries, the Arts In The Dark Parade, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Field Museum.

March 1: Chicago Cultural Center

March 2: Garfield Park Conservatory

Little Miss Ann

Little Miss Ann and her band play upbeat and interactive originals. Chicago's Ann Torralba, Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning kids musician, former Chicago Public School teacher and instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

April 5: Chicago Cultural Center

April 6: Garfield Park Conservatory

Stacy Buehler

Stacy Buehler’s her live shows include traditional tunes as well as her originals.


May 3: Chicago Cultural Center

May 4: Garfield Park Conservatory

Mr. Dave Music

Mr. Dave Music brings the joy of music into the lives of children, families and adults with an educational experience. The Wicker Park location offers a schedule of music and yoga classes, private lessons, birthday parties and baby raves.


January 18: Chicago Cultural Center

January 19: Garfield Park Conservatory

Duke Otherwise

With his guitar, tap shoes, and baritone, Duke Otherwise performs an interactive musical program for all ages. From Madison, Wisconsin, Duke's original songs include clever wordplay and ideas relatable to both kids and adults.

February 15: Chicago Cultural Center

February 16: Garfield Park Conservatory

Tunes with Tim

Chicago kiddie rocker Ted Brednup uses classic songs–from nursery rhymes to Beatles tunes–to inspire dancing and singing while teaching the basics of music including rhythm and tempo, melody and harmony.

March 15: Chicago Cultural Center

March 16: Garfield Park Conservatory

Jodi Koplin & the Jigglejam Band

Jodi Koplin & the Jigglejam Band’s music promotes self-esteem while silliness abounds. They play a wide range of musical styles from folk to rock, country to calypso, boogie to blues.

April 19: Chicago Cultural Center

April 20: Garfield Park Conservatory

Halau i Ka Pono

Halau i Ka Pono, the Hula School of Chicago, will teach audiences about the Hula - the Hawaian dace expressing all that we see, hear, taste and feel. The school started in 2009 to share indigenous Hawaiian culture and stories through dance, Hawaiian mythology, cultural values and history.

May 17: Chicago Cultural Center

May 18: Garfield Park Conservatory

To be announced on the website this spring

Laura Doherty Photo Courtesy of DCASE
Tim Bredrup Photo Courtesy of DCASE
Jodi Koplin & the Jigglejam Band Photo Courtesy of DCASE
Stacy Buehler Photo Courtesy of DCASE
Halau i Ka Pono Photo Courtesy of DCASE


Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington St.

Chicago, IL


Garfield Park Conservatory

300 N. Central Park Ave.

Chicago, IL



Friday @ Chicago Cultural Center

Saturday @ Garfield Park Conservatory

All performances take place from 11–11:45am



More information and schedule changes can be found on the DCASE Website





Duke Otherwise Photo Courtesy of DCASE
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