XPoNential Music Festival '08

Join Kids Corner at the
XPoNential Music Festival on the
Camden Waterfront!

Saturday & Sunday, July 12 & 13
Starting at Noon both days!
Camden Children's Garden, Camden NJ *

Kids Corner will once again offer over 4 acres of fun on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at Noon, as we "plant ourselves" inside the beautiful Camden Children's Garden!

trainThe interactive Garden includes three indoor exhibits, the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House, Ben Franklin's Secret Garden and the Tropical Exhibit, Plaza de Aibonito. The Garden also has amusement rides, such as the Butterfly Spring Ride, the Commerce Carousel, and the peaceful Arrow River Train Ride surrounded by the Railroad Garden. Other exhibits include a Dinosaur Garden, Maze, Picnic Garden, Tree House and five different Storybook Gardens, each designed to explore!

Jane Kirkland Nature Walk

Each year the Camden Children's Garden is considered an oasis for festival attendees, providing a bit of nature and a perfect break from the weekend's festivities! And, smack-dab in the middle of all that beautiful nature is our own Jane Kirkland of TakeAWalk.com who will once again be hosting interactive nature shows throughout the weekend! Her nature discoveries have become the basis for her series of Take A Walk Books and her life-changing experiences in the field help shape this entertaining nature show!

Comcast is a proud supporter
of the XPoNential Music Festival

Be sure to swing by the Comcast Garden Tent for Discovery Science coloring contests, Wondergy Science shows, the Amazing Poster Mazes and tons of giveaways. Also stop by the Comcast Booth for more giveaways and a chance to win your very own guitar!

Additionally, Comcast will be providing FREE FACE PAINTING both days - under the entrance roof of the Garden!

The Kids Corner Stage

Of course the centerpiece of the Kids Corner Garden will be the non-stop family music on the Kids Corner Stage, hosted by Kathy O'Connell! A perfect spot for the entire family, the performances start at Noon each day. The Kids Corner Stage features a mix of shaded seating as well as a breezy grass lawn that overlooks the stage. All performances start at the top of the hour - so be sure to get their early, to get a good seat! Also, near the stage exit will be the Kids Corner Family CD Store - where you can purchase CDs from all the performers throughout the weekend!

Saturday, July 12
on the Kids Corner Stage

Bubboon and Bubbles

Bubboon's Tunes / Noon
Bubboon & Bubbles are officially known as 'Bubboon's Tunes' and in real life they are the creative team of Bill and Jennifer Winegardner, who write, record, and perform their own music, including the Kids Corner classic tune "The Cheese Song"! Bill first created his character, Bubboon, the Royal Fool, at a Renaissance festival. Their voices are comedic, exaggerated, and over the top, which serves the content of the songs perfectly. All of their songs - including their latest hit "Worm Collection" - are truly foolish, completely goofy and ridiculous, and kids (and adults) will find them vastly entertaining!
Hear a sample of Bubboon's Tunes

Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind / 1pm
Two of a Kind delights audiences of all ages with their music, good humor and audience participation. This award-winning, nationally touring, husband-wife duo specializes in interactive musical programs for children and families. David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans have been singing together since 1987. Their beautiful harmonies accompanied by David's powerful, rhythmic guitar playing and Jenny's multi-ethnic percussion instruments create magic on stage... add some puppets, movement, and stories - and it's a recipe for fun!
Hear a sample of Two of a Kind

Bill Harley / 2pm
A Grammy award winning artist, Bill uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life. His work spans the generation gap, reminds us of our common humanity and challenges us to be our very best selves. A prolific author and recording artist, Bill is also a regular commentator for NPR's "All Things Considered" and featured on PBS. He joined the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence in 2001 and tours nationwide as an author and performing artist.
Hear a sample of Bill Harley

John Hadfield / 3pm
John Hadfield, most famous for highly-requested song "Monkeys In The House" and "Robot Monkey Head" has been performing for families for years! John also spends his free time competing in dog agility with his (Akita) dog Kenny, is a black belt in aikido, ski races with the Wilmington Ski Club and owns a Robot Monkey Head - the title of his latest CD! Besides Crash the Clown and The Crash Brothers, John performs The Science Show and Monkeys In The House: John Hadfield in Concert.
Hear a sample of John Hadfield

Steve Pullara

Steve Pullara & the Cool Beans Band / 4pm
There is something about a Steve Pullara show that connects with kids in a special way. Maybe it's the infectious joy in his performance. Maybe it's the way he brings together music and art and kids. Maybe it's the good feeling he gives their parents. Or, it could be his love for all things Italian! No matter what it is, you can be sure that Steve Pullara & The Cool Beans Band are always a friendly, fun experience for the entire family!
Hear a sample of Steve Pullara

Skip Denenburg / 5pm
With styles ranging from country to pop and rock to children's music, Skip's music can be heard in all forms. Phillies fans know Skip Denenberg from his moving tribute to Veterans Stadium, "Concrete and Steel". Skip added to his Phillies resume by giving The Phillie Phanatic his very own song, "A Little Bit Phanatic". Most recently, Skip has embraced Harry Potter in the Kids Corner mega-hit "Teach Me Your Magic". Oh, and be sure to wear your Phillies colors on Saturday, since The Phillie Phanatic will be on hand to enjoy the Kids Corner Garden earlier in the day!
Hear a sample of Skip Denenberg

The Great Holtzie

The Great Holtzie
Various times throughout the day
The Great Holtzie will be keeping us entertained between several of the musical performances - watch just a moment of his highly interactive performance and you'll immediately see how the Great Holtzie's cleverly silly jokes captivate everyone, from preschoolers to parents. His wacky facial expressions alone are enough to keep the youngest audience members laughing!


Zeo Brothers
Special thanks once again to Zeo Brothers Productions Inc.
in Hatboro PA, for providing the sound system for the Kids Corner Stage!

Connections Academy is a K-11 public schooling program that students attend from home. Stop by our booth and meet some community teachers and get some cool stuff too!

Sunday, July 13
on the Kids Corner Stage

John Hadfield / Noon
If you missed John on Saturday, he'll help us kick off the stage on Sunday with a wonderful encore performance! From his Monkey fascination (Monkeys In The House, Robot Monkey Head) to his love of science and mystery - John has become a good friend of Kids Corner and puts on a great show for the entire family!
Hear a sample of John Hadfield

Audra Rox / 1pm
Audra Tsanos has been rocking out with New York City families for the past eight years. AudraRox, her high-energy kid-rock band, is made up of professional musicians, (mostly) moms and dads, who perform insightful, original songs that tackle everything from lost shoes and broken toys to sugar highs and short attention spans with a wry wit that appeals equally to children and their parents.
Hear a sample of Audra Rox

Kids Corner Birthday Celebration! / 2pm
Stick around between Audra Rox and Miss Amy as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kids Corner - complete with birthday hats, colorful beads and the presentation of The Big Birthday Card to Kathy O'Connell! - Get there early and be sure to sign it!!

Miss Amy / 3pm
Miss Amy is a spirited and lively singer/songwriter who grew up in Kansas. Delighting multitudes of children and adults with her live shows, she has appeared at venues through-out the central New Jersey and Philadelphia area, including World Cafe Live, the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, McCarter Theatre and major NJ state funded special events. Currently, Miss Amy is touring with her Fitness Rock & Roll Show and will present an energetic performance to get kids (and adults) moving during this summer Sunday afternoon!
Hear a sample of Miss Amy

Ernie and Neal

Ernie &Neal / 4pm
Not your average family entertainment, Ernie & Neal's enthusiasm and professionalism know no bounds. Typical of a show is the entire audience, young and old alike, dancing in - and out - of their seats. Ernie & Neal encourage audience participation from beginning to end. The kids enjoy making music, dancing, singing and acting out the various songs as Ernie & Neal explore the many different genres of music, including rock, reggae, ska, jazz, folk, and more. They truly "Rock The House"!
Hear a sample of Ernie & Neal

John Flynn

John Flynn / 5pm
From "The Duck Song" and "Roadkill Cafe" to "My Brother Ricky's For Sale" and "A Manatee Sneezed On Me", John Flynn has been part of the Kids Corner family since his very first CD came out back in 1993. For the past 14 years, kids and adults have grown to love a John Flynn concert experience - and it's become a tradition to close out the Kids Corner Stage at our annual festival with a powerful performance from John Flynn. Come out and sing along!
Hear a sample of John Flynn

The Great Holtzie

The Great Holtzie
Various times throughout the day
The Great Holtzie will be keeping us entertained between several of the musical performances - watch just a moment of his highly interactive performance and you'll immediately see how the Great Holtzie's cleverly silly jokes captivate everyone, from preschoolers to parents. His wacky facial expressions alone are enough to keep the youngest audience members laughing!


For complete details, including ticket information and special benefits for XPN Members, click the XPoNential Music Festival image to the left, and plan to join us for a great weekend on the riverfront!

Camden Children's Garden

Click the logo to the right to learn more about the beautiful Camden Children's Garden!

*Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the Camden Children's Garden. All performances and activities are subject to change based upon weather conditions.