For Immediate Release                                                                                   
Contact: Kristin Tutino, WXXI, (585) 258-0253

WXXI BRINGS PBS KIDS’ MR. STEVE TO ROCHESTER FOR A CONCERT AT
SENECA PARK ZOO ON AUGUST 23, 2011

Rochester, New York (July 28, 2011) – WXXI brings Mr. Steve of PBS KIDS to Rochester for a special concert at Seneca Park Zoo (2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester) on Tuesday, August 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  A family four-pack of tickets is just $20 for WXXI and Zoo members, $25 for non-members. Individual tickets are $5 for WXXI and Zoo members, $7 for non-members.  Children 12 months old and younger get in free. Tickets can be purchased online at WXXI.org/events  or by calling 258-0200. Tickets are limited, so families are encouraged to order now!

The concert will take place in the Zoo’s pavilion near the playground. Eagle’s Landing Café will be open to purchase dinner, or guests can bring their own picnic dinner. 

Steve Roslonek, also known as “SteveSongs,” is Mr. Steve on the PBS KIDS pre-school destination. He has been writing and performing his award-winning music for kids and families for more than ten years. He blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies to create what the Boston Globe called “not just a musical journey but an entertaining, interactive and educational one.” Mr. Steve began writing children’s music in 1997, recorded his first album, Morning ’Til Night, independently in 1999, and soon left his job as a business consultant with Accenture to pursue his musical adventure full time.
He is known for his fun, upbeat songs with educational messages and for using music to connect with children in pre-schools and other learning environments throughout the country. Combining his two passions, music and kids, has yielded what Steve calls “the coolest job ever.” 

WXXI’s kids line-up airs Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and includes such award-winning programs as Arthur, Martha Speaks, Curious George, Sesame Street and Super Why!

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