Enjoy live bluegrass music and favorite local foods Sept. 19 at Bluegrass for Babies
, an annual concert that benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
. The family-friendly event is presented by the Healthy Roots Foundation
as a fundraiser for infant and child health in the community.
Nearly $130,000 has been raised since the first Bluegrass for Babies concert in 2009, says Anne Schneider, founder of Healthy Roots.
“This year we're going to support new research through the Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth
,” Schneider says. “We really want to take a new look at environment impact on prenatal care and what that looks like, what the influences are.”
Healthy Roots was established in 2009 by Anne and her husband when their youngest son, Nicholas, was born with a life-threatening birth defect. The organization aims to provide tools and resources to parents and help educate them on how to raise healthy children.
The family-friendly bluegrass concert will feature craft beer; food by Green BEAN Delivery
, Eli’s Barbeque
and Dewey’s Pizza
; and live bluegrass music by Cabinet
, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars
, Hickory Robot
and Jennifer Ellis Music
. There will also be interactive games and activities for children.
Adults tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free.
• Purchase tickets
online to Babies for Bluegrass 3-9 p.m. Sept. 19 at Sawyer Point downtown.
to Healthy Roots Foundation.
• Healthy Roots is 100 percent volunteer based, so donate your time as a volunteer