October 3, 2016 (updated) – The 2016 Little Watts Children’s Series of Family Entertainment continues at Gesa Power House Theatre with a FREE family concert by Aaron Nigel Smith
on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Aaron Nigel Smith’s mission is to connect and empower children, families and communities through music. In 2002, he founded FUNdamentals of Music and Movement, an arts program which is now the program of choice to over 100 early education centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, NewYork and Boston. His concerts are reggae-inspired, lively, and fun for the whole family.
In 2005, Smith’s debut CD release, Let’s Pretend, won the NAPPA & IParenting Media Awards. His 2010 CD, “Everyone Loves to Dance”, received a Parents’ Choice Award and recognition in People Magazine. In 2009 he collaborated with Ziggy Marley on a Bob Marley record for kids, “B is for Bob”. Smith joined the cast of PBS Kids show, Between the Lions in 2008.
In 2009 Aaron and his wife of 15 years Diedre, formed the non-profit One World Chorus with the goal of building bridges internationally through choral singing. There are currently over 500 children involved in the music outreach programs in Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Kenya & Jamaica. In 2012 One World Chorus released a debut CD, Welcome to the Village, to critical acclaim. People Magazine and USA today recognized the project as one of the best children’s releases of the year and the CD received a Parents’ Choice Award!
In the summer of 2013 in a partnership with the City of Lake Oswego, The Lake Oswego Library and Northwestern Mutual, Aaron launched the Rox in Sox Children’s Music & Book Festival. This day-long event features some of the nation’s leading talent from the worlds of family music and literature.
Complimentary reserved seating tickets for Aaron Nigel Smith are available online
or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. More information about upcoming events can be found at www.phtww.org
The 2016 Little Watts Children’s Series of Family Entertainment is presented by:
Walla Walla Valley Honda & Gesa Credit Union
About the Gesa Power House Theatre
The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a world-class, 342 seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, built to produce coal gas used to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011 the Gesa Power House Theatre building was transformed into a state-of-the-art playhouse for live performance. The interior design of the theatre was inspired by Shakespeare’s own intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England.
The Gesa Power House Theatre is on the Washington State Building Preservation Commission list of State historic buildings and on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue also hosts a variety of other cultural events, musical concerts, and private events (including weddings).
For additional marketing and media information, including interviews and hi-res images, contact:
Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362