The Iowa City Public Library is pleased to announce that For Kids and By Kids, Songs from Iowa Rock City, Volume One, will be available to download as part of the Local Music Project beginning Tuesday, March 24. The download may be found at http://www.icpl.org/for-kids-and-by-kids
For Kids and By Kids features 24 tracks performed by Iowa City musicians. The idea for the CD stemmed from a concert/dance party for children at the Library during the 2014 Mission Creek Music Festival.
The first-ever Mission Creek concert for kids was organized by University of Iowa Professor Kembrew McLeod and his wife, Lynne Nugent, managing editor of The Iowa Review, because they wanted the spirt of the annual festival to extend to parents and young children, too. After watching families rock out to area performers – and seeing some of those same musicians perform for older audiences that night – the couple realized a CD would allow Iowa City families to embrace the local music scene year round.
More than 1,000 copies of For Kids and By Kids will be pressed and shared with local families as a free CD release party at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at The Englert Theatre. Families unable to attend this event can download or stream the tracks for free on the Library’s website at music.icpl.org. The CD will also be available in limited quantities after the release party at the Englert box office, White Rabbit, and the Library’s Children’s Room.
“ICPL is proud to be a part of yet another one-of-a-kind music venture,” says Jason Paulios, senior adult services librarian. “We’re so appreciative to all of the project collaborators and especially the local musicians, kids and adults, for sharing their music with the community. We hope this collection inspires a new generation of musicians.”
To download a copy of the music or access it in the Library’s catalog, click here.
For more information, contact Jason Paulios at (319) 887-6075.