9th Annual WTTW Kids Miss Lori Concert Summer Tour

Let's DO Summer! #MissLoriConcert

Lather on your sunscreen, fill up your water bottle and polish your smile. It’s time to move, groove and grow with another WTTW Kids MissLoriConcert Summer tour.  It’s our NINTH year! Can you believe it? I hardly can. I know a lot of you have told me that your children have grown up on my music and events. Guess what, so have mine. My eldest is graduating from High School this month, and my other two aren’t far behind. Hard to believe. CAMPUS was born of necessity when my giant one started walking at 7 months. Taking him to a sedentary music class was comedy that resulted in tears. Mine! I felt like a bad Mom, that I couldn’t meet my son’s need to explore and participate in the classes that all of the other Moms were doing. Then, I got over it, and instead got into it. I got into the very world my son was leading me to. A world inspired by kinesthetic learning. I got into the business of physicalizing the imagination using all of those talents my own parents spent so much time and  money to nurture in me. CAMPUS was born and a new pathway was forged. A new life. Though strangely it felt like everything that had come before was leading me here all along.

I am so grateful to all of you parents, children, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, siblings, caregivers and friends who have followed me on this path and likewise allowed me to be woven into your own journey’s. Your smiles are what power me up and keep me going and going and going. I’m ready for more, how about you?

Let’s DO Summer!



Join us at one of this Summer’s 40 free Great Food Fan Van and Readers are Leaders family events brought to you by WTTW Kids and these amazing sponsors:

Organic Valley, Traditional Medicinals, Sambazon, Wisconsin Dells, Aldi, Eye Level, Carlson For Kids Nutritional Supplements, Happy Family and others.



(R)Friday, May 6th, 10:30am- ALDI Evanston
2211 Oakton Street in Evanston, 60202- 1-855-955-2534

(R)Tuesday, May 17th, 10:45am – Lincoln Park Zoo
Fullerton and the lake, Chicago

(GP)Tuesday, May 24th, 9:30am – Grandparent Connection- Libertyville Manor in Libertyville with Oak Grove School
Libertyville Manor at 610 Peterson Road in Libertyville, 60048- 1-847-367-6100



(R)Tuesday, June 7th, 10:30am  – Matteson Public Library
801 School Avenue in Matteson, 60443- 708-748-4431

(G)Wednesday, June 8th, 10am – Mariano’s Vernon Hills
1720 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills, 60061- 1-847-816-0994

(G)Saturday, June 11th, 10am – Brookhaven Marketplace Burr Ridge
100 Burr Ridge Parkway in Burr Ridge, 60527- 1-630-908-3180

(R)Sunday, June 12th, 11am- Printers Row Lit Fest
Kids Stage on Dearborn Street in Chicago

(G)Tuesday, June 14th, 10am – Jewel River Forest
7525 Lake Street in River Forest, 60305- 1-708-771-0044

(R)Thursday, June 16th, 11am – Town Square Wheaton
271 Town Square in Wheaton, 60189- 1-630-260-8800

(G)Friday, June 17th, 10am – Caputo’s Carol Stream
520 North Avenue in Carol Stream, 60188- 1-630-480-8200

(R)Tuesday, June 21st, 10:30am – ALDI Blue Island
12215 Western Avenue in Blue Island, 60406- 1-855-955-2534

(R)Saturday, June 25th, 10:45am – Lincoln Park Zoo
Fullerton and the lake

(G)Sunday, June 26th, 10am – Whole Foods Market Schaumburg
750 N. Martingale Road in Schaumburg, 60173- 1-847-585-5800

(G)Tuesday, June 28th, 10am – Fresh Thyme Deerfield
35 Waukegan Road in Deerfield, 60015- 1-224-813-8001



(G)Wednesday, July 6th, 10am – Pete’s Fresh Market Calumet City
1968 Sibley Boulevard in Calumet City, 60409- 1-708-382-3800

(R)Thursday, July 7th, 10:30am – ALDI Aurora
2134 West Galena Boulevard in Aurora, 60506- 1-855-955-2534

(G)Wednesday, July 20th, 10am – Fresh Thyme Crystal Lake
5340 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake, 60014- 1-779-800-7100

Wednesday, July 20th, 6pm—Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center, Evanston IL


(R)Thursday, July 21st, 11am – Town Square Wheaton
271 Town Square in Wheaton, 60189- 1-630-260-8800

(G)Saturday, July 23rd, 10am – Jewel Osco in West Dundee at Springhill Mall
1250 West Main Street in West Dundee, 60118- 1-847-428-3355

(R)Sunday, July 24th, 10:45am – Lincoln Park Zoo
Fullerton at the lake

(G)Tuesday, July 26th, 10:00am – Tony’s Finer Foods Prospect Heights
1241 N. Rand Road in Prospect Heights, 60070

(G)Thursday, July 28th, 10am – Tony’s Finer Foods Countryside
6704 Joliet Road in Countryside, 60525- 1-708-286-6041

(R)Friday, July 29th, 11:00am – Morton Arboretum
4100 US Highway 53 in Lisle, 60532- 1-630-968-0074



(G)Tuesday, August 2nd, 10am – Mariano’s Park Ridge
1900 S. Cumberland in Park Ridge, 60068- 1-847-696-2360

(G)Wednesday, August 3rd, 10am – Mariano’s Orland Park
9504 142nd Street in Orland Park- 1-708-226-0006

(R)Saturday, August 6th, 10:45am – Lincoln Park Zoo
Fullerton at the lake

(G)Sunday, August 7th, 10am – Mariano’s Lake Zurich
1350 Route 22 in Lake Zurich- 1-847-438-4003

(G)Tuesday, August 9th, 10am – Caputo’s South Elgin
622 Randall Road in Elgin- 1-847-289-0600

(G)Thursday, August 11th, 10am – Pete’s Fresh Market Oak Brook
17W675 West Roosevelt Road in Oakbrook Terrace, 60181- 1-630-812-6100

(R)Sunday, August 14th, TBD – Kane County Cougars
34W002 Cherry Lane in Geneva, 60134- 1-630-232-8811

(G)Wednesday, August 17th, 10am – Jewel Osco Joliet
2480 Route 59 in Plainfield/Joliet, 60586- 1-815-254-3291

(R)Thursday, August 18th, 10:30am – ALDI Lockport
16060 S. Farrell Road in Lockport, 60462-

(G)Saturday, August 20th, 10am – Whole Foods Naperville
2607 West 75th Street in Naperville, 60540- 1-630-579-7700

(R)Sunday, August 21st, 10:30am – ALDI Fox Lake/Volo
27415 Hartigan Road in Fox Lake/Volo, 60020- 1-855-955-2534

(G)Tuesday, August 23rd, 10am – Jewel Osco Chicago South
7530 South Stony Island in Chicago, 60649- 1-773-955-8150

(G)Wednesday, August 24th, 10am– Mariano’s Chicago Roscoe Village
3350 North Western Avenue in Chicago, 60618- 1-773-327-2093



(R)Sunday, September 11th, 1pm – 57th Street Book Fair
Hyde Park

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  1. Annie L McNickles says:

    My daughters, Jorja(pronounced Georgia), Makiya and I
    had a really great time at the Jewel Osco today! ( I was wearing the
    blue tee shirt and I was dancing and jumping).