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Rocking Out at Saturday's Music Festival

What advice do parents have for families that want to enjoy the festival—with kids?

Moms, Dads and Miniature Rockers: 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 6, when Eagle Rock will be hosting the 14th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival, the neighborhood's biggest community party of the year.

Those of you who have gone several years in a row probably have your routine down—hit a couple of stages, take in a few of bands, duck into Swork for an espresso and a breather, and head back out to sup at one of the amazing food trucks and dance into the night.

But here’s the perennial festival question I’ve been hearing again this year: What about families with kids, especially given that the festival appears to be getting bigger every year?

While Eagle Rock Patch posted a slew of suggestions for toddler-through-pre-teenage fun for last year's festival, we thought we'd put the question out to all of you in the community again:

What's your favorite way of engaging with and enjoying the music festival with your kids? What did you love doing last year? And what must you check out this year? 

Michael Larsen October 05, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Parking at Eagle Rock Elementary! Enter on Maywood South of Merton. All proceeds go to the school!
Gabrielle Benoit Lawrence October 05, 2012 at 01:38 AM
We're having an Open House at the studio during the music festival- we'll be having a variety of free classes from 3-8pm (plus free ONE coconut water) and we are offering a FREE KIDS CLASS at 4 pm, you can drop them off for a short class and enjoy the festival on your own for a little while. Even if you don't want to take a class on Saturday, we hope you stop by and introduce yourself!
Gabrielle Benoit Lawrence October 05, 2012 at 01:43 AM
"The studio" is Core Club LA, located next door to Dave's Chillin and Grillin', at 2150 Colorado Blvd. (www.coreclubla.com)
Meagan Kadish October 05, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Be sure to check out the Family Stage at the Eagle Rock Music Festival (located at Eagle Rock City Hall - 2035 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041). Enjoy Six incredible bands including Apple Brains, Ellen and Matt, Bloom School of Music Rock band, NINE, Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere, and Glen Iris. Plus there will be an awesome free arts and craft area run by Center for the Arts Eagle Rock instructors. Projects include: building a clay dinosaur, mask making, comic book coloring, group murals and more! For everything #ERMF please visit: http://cfaer.org/eagle-rock-music-festival/ See you all at the festival! Stop by and say hi to me at the CFAER booth on Caspar and Colorado. -Meagan
Phil October 05, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Make sure you check out Glen Iris. They're headlining the "Family" Stage at 7:30 p.m. I've been following them for years and they're outstanding. My kids love them too.

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