Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs Coming to BPA, 9/21

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Don't miss an afternoon of GREAT music for kids and families one day only on September 21 at BPA! Johnny Bregar is a seasoned family music performer. He is known for his engaging live concerts that delight kids and parents alike. His original songs and arrangements of familiar children's songs have a rootsy, jazzy, bluesy, poppy sound. He has recorded three CDs in his Ballard studio, and one in his Bainbridge Island studio and appears on four Putumayo compilations. Says Warren Truitt, Senior Children's Librarian at The New York Public Library's Early Childhood Resource and Information Center, "Bregar's been doin' his homework...originals like "Blue Dog," "Blackberry Pie," and "Owl" are wonderfully authentic, to the point where you would think they're Americana relics. Bregar has a knack, as well, for super catchy country pop: listen to the shimmery "Airplane" and the awesome choruses of "Best Friend" and "Summertime.""

Johnny's songs are about everyday life as a child. He reaches across cultural and geographic boundaries with tunes that spark children's imaginations and are comfortable and familiar. Johnny strives to make his music educational as well as fun. Very few of his songs are written simply to be silly -- he aims to strike a chord with kids by providing vignettes that echo the way they think about the world around them, while at the same time remaining fun and accessible. His music has been reviewed positively by NPR's All Things Considered as well as ParentMap,, Parenting Magazine, and many, many others.

Save the date for Johnny Bregar and the Country Dawgs September 21 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets, $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. A special "family-fun price," available for groups of four or more is $6.25 per ticket. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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