Groovin’ in the Garden

A Music Series for Kids

Groovin’ in the Garden

A Music Series for Kids

Groovin’ in the Garden is a music series where children, parents and grandparents are encouraged to jump, clap and get silly.

FREE for Garden Members | Cost of Regular Garden Admission for Non-Members
All Performances Start at 10:00 AM & Will Take Place Outside the Pavilion


Guests are encouraged to come early to set up blankets and chairs on the lawn.
Overflow parking at the College of Medicine | FREE shuttle service provided

In the unfortunate event of inclement weather, performances may be cancelled.

2017 Performances

Friday, June 9

Jim Gill Returns to Anderson Japanese Gardens


Jim Gill is an award-winning children’s author and musician. He has released six playful children’s CD’s and two books that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms. Jim Gill’s distinctive musical playing creates a family room ambiance during his performances, where kids are encouraged to jump, clap and dance along as Jim strums out energetic rhythms on his banjo. For more information on Jim Gill, please visit

Friday, July 14

Tom Chapin – Three-Time Grammy Award-Winning & Five-Time Grammy Nominated Artist

Tom Chapin is a three time Grammy Award-winning and Five time Grammy Nominated Artist. America’s favorite family entertainer, Tom Chapin is a gifted singer who charms audiences of all ages. His remarkable musicianship, great songwriting and personal warmth shine through in his many award winning recordings and videos but particularly in his concerts which are special experiences for young and old alike. More information about Tom is available at

Friday, August 11

Ralph’s World – Nationally Acclaimed Children’s Artist


Ralph’s World is the mega-fun musical planet where kids rock and dance to their delight. The band leads the audience through a rocking set of dancing, signing, and good old-fashioned fun. Ralph’s World’s national appearances include: NPR’s All Things Considered, ABC World News Tonight, The CBS Morning Show, and Sirius XM Kids Radio New Year’s Eve’s broadcast. His print accolades include Newsweek, Time, People and Parade. Visit for more information.

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