Josh Lovelace, Knoxville, Tennessee native and member of the Grammy Nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE, has been making music his entire life. His grandparents loved folk songs, especially Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, both of whom wrote songs for children. Lovelace shared that love of folk music and as a young kid, would sing songs and put on shows for his family and friends. That love for music helped inspire him to become a professional musician. Now, a parent with two kids of his own, he is reliving the spirit of those early years creating and performing original music the whole family can enjoy.

His debut family album Young Folk was honored with a 2018 Parents’ Choice GOLD Award and a 2018 NAPPA Award. Lovelace has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Southern Living, & SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live and praised by HuffPost, School Library Journal, Zooglobble, The Rock Father and more.

Presented by the Levitt Pavilion as part of our Melissa & Doug Children’s Series! Every week during the Summer Season, children and their families enjoy the most delightful and engaging artists at the Levitt Pavilion! Children are welcome to visit the Melissa & Doug Hospitality Tents and enjoy complimentary face-painting for kids (while supplies last)! As always, on-site activities begin an hour before show-time.

This wondrous weekly outdoor series for children and their families is a special summer place where music, discovery and joy make imaginations soar! Have fun outside, make new friends and lasting memories, and embark on musical adventures!

Note: Lawn & Concession open to the public one hour before show-time. Facility is closed to public during load-in and sound-check. Picnics are welcome. The Levitt Pavilion and its perimeter is a non-smoking area. Pets are not allowed.

In case of inclement weather, check back here or call our concert hotline (203-221-2153) at or after 4:30PM on the day of the show for a location status update. While we have a nearby rain location for free shows, we always do our best to stay outside shower or shine!


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