Camp Rough Hosts Mother’s Day Music Festival and Book Release

By May 5, 2015Local

Camp Rough, a sustainable family learning center and camp, presents the Mother’s Day Family Music Festival, a community event held from 2 to 6 p.m., May 9. Festivities will bring together musicians, artists and therapists to provide a fun and rejuvenating afternoon for the whole family to celebrate mothers. Participants will have the opportunity to spend a lovely day picnicking in Austin’s Hill Country area, with dancing and live local music.

Supervised children games and crafts will be available so moms can soak up the sun and receive some well-deserved pampering. Also promised is the Lady Lodge, featuring massage therapists and Reiki practitioners who will give 10 minutes worth of free services to all mothers. There will be giveaways, sweet treats, flowers, and crafts and jewelry made by local artists available for purchase.

The day will also include the release of Destiny O’Dempsey’s whimsically illustrated sing-along storybook, Fairy in a Box, about “a fairy with the wings of a phoenix and the tail of a fox, which lives in a box with imaginary locks.” The book is the first in a series of songs and stories that follow the fairy on her magical adventures to find the big beautiful world outside the box. The song from the book will be performed live for the first time, with picture book accompaniment. Costume fairy wings will be available for children to engage in creative play and dance. Local artist Jen Carnes who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Savannah College of Art and Design, illustrated Fairy in a Box.

Tolly Moseley, of Rapt Aerial Dance, will also treat guests to an aerial dance show, which is a style of modern dance that incorporates the use of suspended equipment such as silks, hammocks, trapeze or hoops. Since the inception of Rapt Aerial, the group has opened for Willie Nelson at Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater.

Cost: $10 each; $30 per family. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 708-601-6297 or visit