Inspiring children and parents alike, The Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to Wharton Center for two shows at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.
Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have built a plaid-shirted national following with their Grammy Award-winning folk music that celebrates everyday explorers, young and old. But whether it’s indoors or out, the Okee Dokee Brothers are most passionate about songs meant to be sung together.
“So sing to the sunshine and sing to the moon,” the Brothers say. “Sing with your kids and sing with your neighbors. Sometimes it just takes singing a song with one another to remind us that we’re all family.”
The five-time Parent’s Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s “All Things Considered” and USA Today and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.” With songs written under wide-open skies and harmonies fine-tuned around the campfire, a spirit of friendship and adventure is at the heart of their Americana folk music. The Okee Dokee Brothers make room for kids to dance; for parents to share stories; and for everyone to gain respect for nature, each other and the world we live in.
Act One Family performances provide the perfect opportunity to introduce children to the performing arts. These fun and engaging shows are designed for young audiences and their families and feature national and international touring youth theater production companies. Attend early for fun pre-show activities for kids, starting one hour before performance time, free for ticket holders.
Tickets are on sale now through the official Wharton Center ticket office, online at whartoncenter.com or by calling 517-432-2000 or 1-800-WHARTON.
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