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Come see PBS’s Mr. Steve

Free PBS KIDS open house from 2-4:30 pm TODAY at Illinois Public Media.

Steve Roslonek

Steve Roslonek

Steve Roslonek, who is PBS KIDS host Mr. Steve, blends participatory songs with clever stories to hold kids in rapt attention and create a fun experience at his concerts and shows. Kids know the recording artist from the songs he performs between children’s programs on PBS.

Families have two opportunities to see Mr. Steve in October. He’s coming to Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium for SteveSongs concert performances at 5 pm and 7 pm Friday, Oct. 11. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. To buy tickets, visit or call 217-206-6160.

Then from 2-4:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 12, Mr. Steve will join us at Illinois Public Media’s Campbell Hall, 300 N. Goodwin Ave., in Urbana, for three brief performances at 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15 pm as part of a FREE PBS KIDS Open House. No reservations are needed, but performance seating is limited. Call 800-898-1065 during business hours to find out how you can reserve seats. Parking will be available in University of Illinois lot B-22 on Clark Street just east of Goodwin Avenue and across the street from Campbell Hall.

Learning activities at both events
Kids can explore the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure traveling exhibit outside Sangamon Auditorium from 4-7 pm on Friday, Oct. 11. The exhibit is free and open to the public. It will also be outside Campbell Hall during the open house on Saturday, Oct. 12. The exhibit has touch screen kiosks with interactive learning activities, a staffed craft area, a giveaway table with activity books and learning kits, and a What I Want to Be When I Grow Up photo station at which children dress up as different professionals, such as an astronaut, firefighter, ballet dancer, scientist or doctor. Children can then have their picture superimposed on an appropriate background and receive a souvenir photo.