Pets, kids take center stage at Humane Society concert
Family event to benefit education programs
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona and the Southern Arizona Arts Cultural Alliance will celebrate pets and education with a family-oriented music fest Sunday at Crossroads at Silverbell Park in Marana.
The groups invite families and their furry companions to turn out to the Pet Rock Family Concert from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event features live music, food, crafts, animal-themed exhibits and kid-friendly attractions.
HSSA and the SAACA hope to raise money and awareness for the groups' education programs.
"We wanted to organize a fundraiser to benefit the education programs that we offer," said Meredith Moore-Bode, Community Outreach Manager for the HSSA.
The event starts at 10 a.m. and will run until 6 p.m. at the Marana park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road. Admission is $5 and children 10 and younger get in free.
The HSSA is working in partnership with the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance to put on the rockin' event.
Kids Unlimited will kick off the entertainment with a dance performance, followed by the Jim Howell Band.
Folk musicians, Amber Norgaard, Cinder Bridge and Leila Rose Lopez, will follow and hip-hop artist Shaun Harris, alt rocker Alisha Peru and reggae band Spirit Familia will also perform.
Children can enjoy jugglers, face painting, crafts and jumping castles around the park during the show, and pets are invited to join in the fun.
For those looking to complete their family with a furry companion can head over to HSSA's "Waggin' Train" that will feature pets available for adoption.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit HSSA and SAACA arts and education programs.