Klassics for Kids and Jive with Jazz are interactive concerts, designed to expose children to the joys of live classical music and jazz. Parents and care-givers are encouraged to help youngsters develop skills appropriate to a live performance in an informal atmosphere. The 2016 Festival presents Klassics for Kids and/or Jive with Jazz programs at Anna Arts Center, Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale, DuQuoin Public Library The Old Feed Store in Cobden, Cairo Public Library, Herrin Civic Center, Murphysboro Youth and Recreation Center, the University Mall (Outside JCPenny), Johnston City Free Will Baptist Chruch, and at Altgeld Hall on the SIU Carbondale campus. All events are open to the public without reservation and admission free. Klassics for Kids is sponsored in part by Southern Illinois Ob-Gyn Associates and WSIU Public Broadcasting.

*Please note that performers at each venue are subject to change.
Free admission; no reservations required; for children of all ages
All performances, regardless of location or date, begin at 10 am (Unless otherwise noted).

May 29, 10am: Klassics for Kids (University Mall) (String Quartet)

May 31, 10am: Klassics for Kids (Du Quoin) (Wind Quintet)

June 3, 10am: Jive with Jazz (University Mall)

June 5, 10am: Klassics for Kids (Varsity Center Balcony Theater) (String Quartet )

June 5, 10am: Klassics for Kids (Anna Arts Center) (Wind Quintet)

June 8, 11am: Jive with Jazz (Boys and Girls Club, Carbondale)

June 9, 10am: Klassics for Kids (Christopher Civic Center) (Wind Quintet )

June 9, 11:30am: Jive with Jazz (Murphysboro Youth & Recreation Center)

June 9, 12:30: Klassics for Kids (Johnston City Free Will Baptist Church) (String Quartet )

June 10, 10am: Klassics for Kids (University Mall) (Wind Quintet  and String Quartet )