BLUEGRASS FOR BABIES - Jennifer Ellis performed from 4:15 -4:45 PM.
This is the annual fundraiser for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, at Sawyer Point. Kids admission & food FREE. Admission was $20 at gate. Congrats to Matt and Bluegrass for Babies for a hugely successful event. There were so many families and smiling faces. Thank you for having me perform for the 3rd year. It was so much FUN!
WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW FROM NEWS CHANNEL 5
CINCINNATI —The 5th annual Bluegrass for Babies filled Sawyer Point with music Saturday. It is a great family-friendly event with a good mix of kids and adults prepared to enjoy the bluegrass lineup and lots of organic food. Organizers expected 5,000 people to turn out for the event. This event had a modest beginning. Cincinnatians’ Anne and Matt Schneider said this event started as a party in their backyard. Their youngest son was born with a threatening digestive disorder and had to be hospitalized right after birth for emergency surgery. The Schneider’s were so touched by the treatment they received at Children’s Hospital, they decided to grow their party into a fundraiser for the hospital. “When you are there in the room, you see other people who have traveled here from different states staying in hotels and the Ronald McDonald House. We are super fortunate to have them here,” Anne Schneider said. In the festival’s five years, they have raised more than $80,000.
NEWS CHANNEL 12
CINCINNATI (WKRC) — Some of the region’s top bluegrass bands perform for kids. Special guest Jennifer Ellis performed her popular children’s songs today at Sawyer Point. It’s the fifth year for the Bluegrass for Babies concert to benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The event also included activities to help kids burn some energy, along with local and organic concessions. The concert started as a way for Matt and Anne Schneider to give back to the hospital, which provided life-saving surgery to their newborn son several years ago.