Wiggle Out Loud
Sunday, September 16, 2018
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Lawn
About the Festival
Wiggle Out Loud is Oklahoma City's family music festival. We aim to get kids of all ages movin’ and groovin’ their way to healthier lives.
This free event for all ages features top touring and local musicians, activation stations promoting healthy, active and creative lifestyles, art experiences, food trucks (with healthier options), local vendors and more.
The Children’s Hospital VOLUNTEERS is the charity partner for Wiggle Out Loud. Sponsors, discounted services, creative collaborations and donations allow the festival to be free for families and help The Children's Hospital VOLUNTEERS offer creative arts programs that help kids feel like kids, instead of patients.
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Lucky Diaz are back for what we hope to be a lightning/rain-free day. Joining them will be Saul Paul, Chasing James, our Wiggle-originators the Sugar Free Allstars, and a special kids' set by Tyson Meade.
Impacting Lives . wiggle out loud
Our next creative goal is to raise money to grow an Innovation Arts program & add an Art Therapist to the team. Art is truly healing & impactful to kids in the hospital:
- Not all but many kids have chronic illnesses which may keep them from community arts experiences
- 65-70% are low income, for whom cost, travel, access & time can be barriers to participation in the arts
Since its origin in 2012, more than 25,000 community kids & families have joined us at Wiggle Out Loud — a free, safe event — learning to be active, healthy & creative. Additionally, proceeds have helped The Children’s Hospital VOLUNTEERS reach more than 30,000 kids & families with new creative arts programs, live music & a first-ever Music Therapy program.
Be A Sponsor
Your business or organization can join the fun! Confirm your sponsorship by July 15 to encourage employees & friends to get involved with this amazing festival. Be Active. Be Healthy. Rock out. WIGGLE OUT LOUD!
Festival volunteer opportunities will be posted a month prior to the event. Stay tuned for details!
WIGGLE OUT LOUD
A KOHL’S CARES OUTREACH PROGRAM
Wiggle Out Loud is supported in part through an outreach grant from Kohl’s Cares.
For more than 15 years, Kohl’s has been a dedicated partner of The Children’s Hospital VOLUNTEERS. Sales of $5 cause merchandise in all OKC metro Kohl’s stores supports local charities and local children’s hospitals making a difference for kids and families. Each season, a cute collection of books and matching plush animals are all priced at $5 – and 100% of the net profit is donated to support children’s initiatives. For Oklahoma City, this donation benefits The Children’s Hospital VOLUNTEERS and health, active lifestyle Wiggle Out Loud programs.
Spring 2018 books and plush feature bedtime classics: Goodnight Moon, Good Night Little One, Sleep Tight Sleepy Bears & The Fish with the Deep-Sea Smile by Margaret Wise Brown; and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish by Mo O’Hara
The Children’s Hospital VOLUNTEERS’ current 2018-2019 program goals include expanding the reach of the Wiggle Out Loud music festival into local elementary schools in order to promote active, healthy lifestyles.