Free concert series are burbling up all over the city this month -- yep, we said "burbling" there, because we wanted a word to signal the joy in which we greet free live music -- but there are few shows and happenings designated solely for the kid set.
Which is unfortunate, especially given the fact that many of us learned to love tunes while carrying around a little plastic toy radio (or, for some, an 8-track deck or cassette player -- sweet memories).
So let's give it up right now for the no-ticket-required kid concert. The Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax has a few of them going, and they're pretty cute. The next one is up on Sunday, July 8, and it features Birdie's Playhouse at 12:30 and 2 p.m.
Melissa Green & Friends plays on Sunday, July 22 and Gwendolyn & The Good Time Gang rock Sunday, Aug. 5. Oh, and The Conductors round out the summertime program on Sunday, Aug. 19.
What's happening beyond the live, kid-fun music? Activities and face painting and such around the Farmers Market Plaza.
Oh, and if you're looking for a for-the-adults to-do at the historic landmark, the always popular Taste of Farmers Market is up on Tuesday, July 17. Will you try small bites from basically every food stall in the Market? The answer to that is a happy shout. Yes, you will. You can buy your ticket at the Farmers Market office if you visit the July 8 Family Sunday.
(bottom photo: Gwendolyn and the Good Time Gang)