Jim Gill Live Concert at the Children's Museum in Mankato

CMSM Presents Jim Gill Live Concert: A Playful Musical Experience for Families

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is thrilled to announce an exciting live concert event featuring renowned musician and author, Jim Gill. On Saturday, May 20 at 10 am, children and families are invited to join us at the Museum for an unforgettable celebration of active play and joyful music.

Jim Gill is widely recognized for his captivating performances that engage children and adults alike. With his trusty banjo, Jim strums lively rhythms while leading the audience in sing-alongs, clapping, and dancing to his fun-filled musical games. His interactive concert is much more than a show—it’s a playful opportunity for everyone to join in and experience the joy of music and movement.

“We are delighted to welcome Jim Gill to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota,” said Rachel Gemlo, Director of Programming, “His energetic performances and interactive approach align perfectly with our mission of promoting hands-on learning and creative play. This concert promises to be an extraordinary experience that will inspire families to bond, laugh, and create lasting memories together.”

Jim Gill Sing-A-Thon

During the concert, Jim Gill will present an irresistible selection of sing-alongs, dance-alongs, finger plays, and tongue twisters. The event will culminate with a special read-along and sing-along of one of Jim’s beloved musical books, “May There Always Be Sunshine.” This enchanting sing-along will also mark the premiere of the Children’s Museum’s community video book, showcasing pages created by visiting children from across southern Minnesota.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to join Jim Gill in a musical adventure that will bring smiles and laughter to the whole family. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20 at 10 am, and come experience the magic of active play through the power of music at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota.

This event is included with Museum membership or daily admission.

About Jim Gill:

Jim Gill is a musician, an author and, perhaps most importantly, a child development specialist.  His recordings and his picture books with musical themes have received honors and awards from, among other organizations, the American Library Association. Jim completed his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim’s recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult.

Anyone who has experienced one of Jim’s concerts knows that rather than performing for children and caregivers…..Jim leads them to sing and play together.

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