Darryl Jones in 2018
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The Loog Fest Livestream Is Here To Get Your Kids Playing Guitar & Staying Creative During Quarantine
Loog Guitars, creators of the innovative three-string guitar designed to teach kids how to play, are launching a star-studded, educational and fun livestream festival for kids. Loog Fest, as the company describes it, will be made up of "concerts, music lessons, science projects, cartoons, interviews and simply random interesting stuff… [led by] designers, musicians, teachers, guitar people."
The family friendly party launches this weekend with music from Nashville's "cosmic country" guitarist Daniel Donato on Saturday and a Q&A with three-string guitarist Chris Ballew of GRAMMY-nominated children's music group Caspar Babypants on Sunday.
Each livestream event will each feature guitar-related content from a musician/creative and be held twice per weekend for all of May and June. Saturday sessions will be held at 5:30 PM EST and Sundays will be at 4:00 PM EST, all on Loog Guitar's Instagram, offering kids and their parents something exciting to enjoy together during quarantine.
Other guests include legendary Rolling Stones bassist Darryl Jones, "kindie" artist Lucky Díaz, alt musician and She Shreds magazine founder Fabi Reyna and 2018 GRAMMY Music Educator Award winner Melissa Salguero.
Jake Johnson will offer a lesson on recording music on an iPad, Rebecca Feynberg will teach electronic music production for kids, Dave Sharp will demonstrate experiments that explore the science of music and iconic designer Paul Frank will share a D.I.Y. guitar strap tutorial.
All of the playful content will be livestreamed on IGTV via Loog's account—the latest updates for who is up next will be found there as well.