The Sukey Jump Band will be celebrating Summer’s end with shows in four and a half states- Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and California: Northern and Southern. We have a passel of scheduled performances we’d love to see you at. These are officially classified as “Kids Shows”, but that is a classification we love to buck.
The Sukey Jump Band has a simple mission- to share the joy making music brings with all ages. That’s how we came by the name SUKEY JUMP! In the “old days” people would gather and sing, dance, holler and laugh at gatherings known as play parties or sukey jumps. Musicians would play, leading songs everyone could enjoy and participate in, whether they danced to a call, following directions or just stomped and jumped. Songs often familiar, inviting response and welcoming chorus.
I have a favorite quote from the film State and Main (2000) by David Mamet: “Everybody makes their own fun. If you don’t make it yourself, it isn’t fun. It’s entertainment.” There is a lack of opportunity to “make fun” for all ages. We are fast becoming a society doped on the true opiate of the masses: corporate media entertainment. To quote another film “we’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take this any more!”. Although I won’t be throwing my Mac out the window I will be throwing caution to the wind and inviting you to join us in our subversive acts.
August 3 2-3 PM South Coast Botanical Gardens 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula, California 90274
September 4, 5:30- 7 pm Wine Country Ukulele Festival SPECIAL KID’S SHOW AND ICR CREAM SOCIAL! Umpqua Bank, 1065 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
September 12 6:30 PM Plaza Library, Kansas City, MO
September 13, 10 am Wonderscope Children’s Museum Kansas City, Kansas
September 14th 1pm Wiggle Out Loud Children’s Music Festival Oklahoma City, OK