Milkshake’s Great Day

Milkshake

, the Baltimore-based band, has been playing music for kids since 2002. They've appeared nationally on PBS KIDS, the NOGGIN Channel and DISCOVERY KIDS, but fortunately, they still call Baltimore home.

I have a huge Milkshake fan that sits directly behind me in my minivan. As we drive around town, I hear this sweet little voice singing along with Lisa Matthews and the band. I think my daughter has every last song memorized from the first two CDs.

Milkshake's newest CD, Great Day, has just been released and we were thrilled to get a copy. I haven't decided on my favorite song yet, but "I Want It" made me laugh, just for the refrain that shouts, "Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee, gimmee." I've been talking a lot with my younger kids about the "gimmee, gimmees," so it seemed like the band was reading my mind. I like that there are a few ideas mixed in, without it getting preachy like so many kids' songs do.

To celebrate the Great Day Release, you can join Milkshake at the B&O Railroad Museum for their CD Release Show (part of the KidsFest weekend). The band will have copies of their CD available and play a few of their new favorites.

WHAT: Milkshake’s

Great Day

CD Release Show!

WHERE: B

& O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore

WHEN: Saturday,

September 12, 12:00 noon.

TICKETS:Free, with Museum admission.

INFO:410-752-2490