Singing Moon Music Festival

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Looking to up your "cool" quotient with the kids this weekend? How about taking them to a roots-music festival in a tavern? Where they are also selling Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams?!

The Singing Moon Music Festival takes place tomorrow, Saturday, June 4 at Woodlands Tavern, 1200 W. 3rd Ave., in Grandview Heights. (It used to be the Thirsty Ear Tavern, just in case that address rings a bell.) It's a project from Columbus-based record label Singing Moon Records, and yes, the event is all-ages and we have it on good authority that the tavern is "spic and span" and A-OK to take kids into.

Now you and the kids might not make it all the way to the midnight set from The Main Street Gospel group (or maybe you will, we're not here to tell you how to raise your kids), but before then, starting at 5 p.m. with the Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk, you'll be able to enjoy two stages of folk, folk rock, psychedelic rock and Americana music.

AND Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams (one of the festival sponsors) will be there with Bajaj, their trusty three-wheel mini-truck selling ice cream. (Actually one of the bands playing — The Salty Caramels — is honestly named after Jeni's highly popular ice-cream flavor.)

Tickets are $10 each. They're available in a few different ways (including an online option that also gets you a free download of an album with a song from every band playing in the festival). Just go to their website, for more information.