Arts Place in Portland's Classical Chamber Performances

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Location: Arts Place, Portland Center, 131 East Walnut Street in Portland, Indiana

Phone: (260) 726-4809



Event Description

May 2, 2014 Updated May 2, 2014 at 7:50 AM EDT

Arts Place will present Thaddeus Rex at the Hudson Family Park Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 17th. The Hudson Family Park Amphitheatre is located at 500 South Wayne Street, Portland, Indiana. For more information about this show, contact Arts Place by phone at 260-726-4809, or toll-free at 866-539-9911, online at, or email This performance as well as all Arts Place Hudson Family Park Amphitheatre performances are free this season.

Saturday, May 17th at 2:00 p.m., Thaddeus Rex will be performing. Rockasaurus Rex travels the country with his best friend, Thaddeus. Together, they put on high energy concerts, known for hooking parents and wow-ing kids. Can you manage the mischief of a 7 foot dinosaur? Can you deal with the danger? Can you Roar Like a Rock Star? Together they entertain with hilarious antics, rockin’ tunes, and a contagious enthusiasm for reading. This performance will be in conjunction with the Arts Place Portland Center’s Arts in the Parks Mini-Festival from 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Thaddeus Rex has been noted for several achievements including:

"a sincere celebration of reading" (LA TIMES); 2008 Winner of James Patterson's PageTurner Award; "PART MONTY PYTHON, PART DR. SEUSS" (Washington Post); A GRAND PRIZE WINNER!! - John Lennon Songwriting Contest; PBS Veteran-2009 CD of the Year Award - Creative Child Magazine; Winner 'Best Kids Song' - West Coast Songwriters Association (2008); 2 time recipient - The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval (2007 & 2008); Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner (2008); Publishers Weekly's 'Listen Up' Award Winner (2007); Film Advisory Board's Award of Excellence (2 time Winner) (2007 & 2008); Children's Music Web Awards (4 time winner); UK Songwriting Contest (6 time finalist); Unisong Songwriting Contest - 2nd Place; Great American Song Contest (2 time honorable mention); Mike Pindar's Songwars (4 Time Finalist); and Mike Pindar's Bandwars (Finalist).

Limited parking will be available at the Hudson Family Park with additional locations at Weiler Wilson Park. Picnics are welcome and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Concessions will be available.

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