Celebrate Music and Reading!
Rox in Sox, the popular new festival of children’s music and reading, will host its second annual event in Lake Oswego, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 2. Come out for a day of fun on the front grassy lawn of the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way!
The City and the Lake Oswego Public Library were the first to come on board as Rox in Sox sponsors in its inaugural year. This year, the Library’s author tent will be a major attraction. Top children’s picture book authors, including Stephanie Bauer, Carmen Bernier-Grand, Connie Bowman, Philip Pelletier, and Nicole Rubel, will share their works with fans at the festival.
So far, this year's musical guests include local artists The School of Rock, Red Yarn, Aaron Nigel Smith and his One World Chorus, Seattle’s The Not-Its!, Recess Monkey, plus Mista Cookie Jar and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo from California.
For a current lineup of music, author readings and other festivities, go to www.roxinsox.org. Admission is free but families are asked to bring socks, shoes and books to distribute to kids in need in Portland, Kenya and Jamaica. Last year’s Rox in Sox attracted more than 1,800 people. In all, festival volunteers collected 1,003 pairs of socks, 69 pairs of shoes and 483 books.