Holy Lorax – it’s that time of year again! You guessed it. The fantastic spectacle known as Grickle Grass is back to celebrate live music for its 9th year on Saturday, May 26th!
Taking place at the London Children’s Museum, Grickle Grass shifts shape on an annual basis, building from its past to bring something new to the table every following year. And when it does, it takes on a form so surreal and imaginative it could even send Seuss himself on a wild ride. If you’re already familiar with the event, you know what you’re in for. If you’ve never been, you’re really in for something special!
As if that weren’t enough, here’s five more reasons why you should put Grickle Grass at the top of your list:
Reason 1 – It’s for kids AND adults!
You heard right. During the day, the museum is packed with fun family activities. They run a whole gambit of entertaining things to do, such as: art workshops, planting a garden, cooking demos, exploring the museum, dancing and more!
At 8:00 p.m., everything changes. The Museum is transformed into a mind-blowing concert venue and licensed event. It’s time to let that inner kid out!
Reason 2 – It’s an interactive experience!
Adulting isn’t what it’s always cracked up to be – let’s face it. So why not toss your worries aside and immerse yourself a fun, unique experience for a night? Join other eager of-agers and check out some exhibits and interactive playrooms. There’s lots to see and do on your way to catch the performances happening on both stages (upper level and main level). Don’t worry about who’s watching, we’re all kids here!
Reason 3 – The atmosphere is amazing!
Let’s dig deep and remember that feeling when we first stepped in to a museum. At the end of the day, you’d leave with a full head of wonderment and excitement having been introduced to so many things both nifty and new. Alright – now combine that feeling with a multi-dynamic concert and you’re starting to get the idea.
Picture it like this – it’s late at night, music is pounding and you’re swimming in a sea of energy (all the more befitting is the massive whale skeleton looming overhead). Everywhere you go, whichever exhibit, nook or cranny you visit, all you see are people caught up in the moment, having a great time. But you haven’t even made it into the concert spaces yet!
Both concert spaces are decorated and arranged differently each year and you never know what theme it could assume. In the past, Grickle Grass-goers have experienced the likes of a forest, space station, construction site, crowded supermarket, arctic tundra, a mysterious cave, and more! Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the T-Rex and grab a selfie with some friends.
Reason 4 – It supports the community in a unique and creative way!
Two amazing organizations, Ontario Arts Council and London Arts Council, assist bringing Grickle Grass to life. With a creative, one-of-a-kind approach, Grickle Grass provides a platform for 12 local / regional performers to share their art and sound with the community in a new, engaging way!
Grickle Grass is also partnered with Growing Chefs! They’re a London-based organization aimed at educating youth about the importance of healthy eating and as well as providing culinary skills and training.
Reason 5 – It’s only $30 (or $25 if you buy a ticket)!
So, for the price of three and half bags of movie popcorn (or two and a half if you buy a ticket), you could see a fantasy musical festival featuring 12 performers, food, drinks, and sights to see! I don’t think much else needs to be said.
I’ll see you there!
Check out London Music Office’s exclusive interview with Savanah Sewell (co-founder/organizer) on how Grickle Grass came to be and what makes it special here.