Since the Children's Arts and Literacy Festival (CALF) could not host it's annual multi-day festival, the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council has been hosting some fun summer garden shows in place of a full fledged CALF. This weekend the council welcomes Austin based singer/songwriter Joe McDermott. Joe's an absolute genius at entertaining and communicating with children through his songs.

Joe's most popular song to date is “Kitty Fight” with fun lyrics like "K to the I to the TT-Y Kitty Fight" and can be heard in the above video. This song is a child's favorite and will be heard echoing out of the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden when McDermott performs all his fun sing-a-long songs.

Joe McDermott has performed for children across the United States in schools, parks  hospitals and festivals. The Cultural Affairs Council invites you to the "Storybook Capital of America" for a little socially distanced fun entertainment in the great outdoors. All the Centers for Disease Control, State and local guidelines will be strictly adhered to. Plus face masks are a mandatory requirement for adults only although, the face masks are highly recommended for children too. Bring a blanket and your picnic basket, then settle in at the shaded storybook garden area.

A make-and-take craft project will be provided for every child. The show is only 40 minutes with three showtimes, Friday August 14th at 7:30pm, Saturday August 15th at 9am and 10:30am. Each performance will be limited to reduced capacity and is on a first com first served basis, so purchase your tickets early. All family groups will need to sit at least 6 feet apart from other family groups.

The best part is the price, tickets are only $5 per family (plus a ticketing software fee) available online just click here. The Convention Center will not be open during these performances, so no public restroom will be available. The Abilene Public Library will be the nearest restrooms on Saturday morning.

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