Austin Kiddie Limits

For the young'uns

The Jimmies
The Jimmies

Drum circles, dance tutorials, School of Rock workshops, punk hairdos, and temporary tattoos. These are the constants for the Austin Kiddie Limits stage. Each year, though, brings a new and interesting three-day lineup of kid-oriented music to entertain those among us who aren't legally allowed to hydrate with beer. New York's Hudson Valley resident Uncle Rock specializes in rock tunes with names such as "Shoe Bandit" and "Too Many Presents!" (as if!). Virginia-based Buck Howdy brings his blond sidekick B.B. along to belt out some Grammy-nominated Western swing, while local hip-hopper Big Don illustrates "where the juice box meets the boom box." Mr. Ray excels at smart, sweet pop, and festival regulars the Paul Green School of Rock All Stars showcase pint-size excellence. Perhaps the most exciting act on the bill is NYC quintet the Jimmies, who balance silliness with innovation and depth (seriously!). If you can't bear the thought of braving Zilker Park to entertain your kids – or want to take them out for something their own speed after a day at the park – consider the Family Music Meltdown 2, sponsored by Massachusetts-based radio program Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, at Ruta Maya Saturday evening. The bill features beloved local artists Mr. Leebot, Laura Freeman, the Telephone Company, Joe McDermott, and Super Pal Universe. 6pm, $5 per person, infants free.

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