Prescott Park Arts Festival Presents First of Two KIDS Festivals this Saturday

Prescott Park Arts Festival Presents First of Two KIDS Festivals this Saturday.

PORTSMOUTH, NH - Prescott Park Arts Festival is preparing to present the first of two KIDS Festivals this Saturday, July 25, at 11:00 am as part of the FairPoint Communications MainStage. Held in Prescott Park, the KIDS Festival is part of the arts festival's summer long season filled with music concerts, festivals, kids events, musical theatre, and dance offered to the public at no fixed admission. The KIDS Festival will feature Wayne from Maine, Mary Kaye and Professor von Weinerschnitzel, and Ben Rudnick and Friends.

The KIDS Festival will feature Wayne from Maine who has been performing and recording music for children for over a decade. The Wayne from Maine show is an adventure through various musical styles designed for the young and young at heart. Audience participation is always encouraged as volunteers are invited on stage to play various instruments or sing.

Mary Kaye is an award winning singer/songwriter based in southern Maine. Her interactive show for children and families includes selections from her three award-winning CDs. Mary Kaye is joined by Professor von Wiennerschnitzel who performs juggling, comedy and magic as he pursues his grand experiment. Some may recognize the Professor as having a slight resemblance to David Kaye, the stage director of Prescott Park Arts Festival's presentation of Grease.

Ben Rudnick has been playing family friendly music featuring instantly hum-able original songs and fun spins on well-known traditional material. Boasting a high level of adventurous musicianship, his award winning recordings contain a unique acoustic sound ranging from light folk to bluegrass, calypso, and rock.

"The KIDS Festivals are an important part of our programming," says Prescott Park Arts Festival executive director Ben Anderson, "It involves not just entertainment for children, but also education, in a fun manner. It's a great place to spend the morning and afternoon with your kids."

The season also includes the presentation of Grease throughout the summer on Thursday and Sunday at 7 PM and Friday and Sunday at 8 PM, from June 26 to August 23.

The festival also offers the River House Restaurant Concert Series, held each Wednesday night in the park and features international acts such as Richie Havens, July 29, and Jonathan Edwards, August 12, in addition to multi-instrumental band The Waybacks, August 5, Quebecois band Genticorum on July 22, and high-energy Cajun band Lost Bayou Ramblers on August 27.

The Prescott Park Arts Festival's annual music festivals including the Americana Festival (August 15), Rhythm & Roots Festival (August 8) and Country Festival (August 1) have also exploded with talent including such acts as the prestigious Celtic group Solas, Alaskan bluegrass band Bearfoot, and many more.

Since 1996, the Arts Festival has consistently been named by Yankee magazine as a "must see" tourist attraction. Prescott Park Arts Festival is an independent non-profit organization with a mission of serving the community with a diverse array of quality arts events accessible to all.

For more information on the festival, or to see a full schedule of events, visit or call 603-436-2848.