Kids Entertainment Stage

Kids Entertainment Stage Schedule

MC: Woody Keppel aka "Woodhead"

Woody Keppel began his performing career with Sarah Caldwell's Opera Company of Boston in the mid 80s, and has performed his whimsical character, “Woodhead,” to enthusiastic audiences in over 30 countries, in theaters, festivals, television and films.

Woody began his film career in 1993 in the madcap family feature, Ava's Magical Adventure, with Timothy Bottoms and Patrick Dempsey.  In his latest film acting role, Woody plays the eccentric, “Thomas” the inventor of a teleportation device that falls into the wrong hands, in David Giancola's, Axcelerator, which world premiered in January 2019.

Woody has written and starred in four family videos, including the award-winning Woodhead Saves the Farm, which was picked by Sesame Street and Parents Magazine as "Year’s Best" for kids. Woody co-founded the “Festival of Fools,” in 2007 and The Hokum Bros in 2008.


10 AM: BPRW Press Conference to Announce New Mascot & Special Designation
Come join BPRW, the Mayor, Master Naturalists and more for a special announcement about BPRW's new mascot and Burlington's upcoming Bee City USA designation!

11 AM: Ukelele Kids With Joe Beaird
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Ukulele Kids is a festive sing-along for children and their caregivers led by Burlington dad Joe Beaird, who also performs at Fletcher Free library and Skinny Pancake. The show invites kids of all ages to dance and play along with shaker eggs and rhythm instruments

12 PM: Ilze Luneau - Basketball Trick Show
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Ilze has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and ESPN. Volunteers will get to spin 2 and 5 basketballs. You will be amazed with never-before-seen basketball ball handling tricks with three, four, five, and six basketballs. Ilze Luneau dribbles, juggles and spins basketballs on a balance board, and she uses other props for music and dance. Volunteers get to spin one, two and five basketballs at once, eat a pudding while a ball spins on a spoon, etc. You can enjoy the show and at the same time hear a valuable message on setting goals, working hard, never giving up and leading a balanced life while achieving your dreams and enjoying every day.

1 PM: The Hokum Bros
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Rare and original, their songs are catchy and integrated with humor; their lyrics speak of true-life experiences with a thread of the earliest cultural fabric we call Americana.   The Hokum Bros offer up an eclectic mix of original tunes (with a pinch of nostalgia) that insure audiences will be tapping their feet and wearing their happy faces long after the show is over.   Band members are: Woody Keppel (Guitar, Vocals), Allan Nicholls (Drums, Vocals), and Gus Ziesing (Accordion, Clarinet, Sax).


2 PM: A2VT
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Representing Somalia, Tanzania and Burundi and currently living in Burlington, Vermont, A2VT synthesizes their native African musical and dance roots with Western pop and Hip Hop sensibilities. Their songs, performed in up to eight unique languages, reflect their journey from Africa to America, and celebrate the musical collision of two continents and the party that ensues!