Rex grantee Black Rock Arts Foundation is associated with KidAroo through the Black Rock Arts Foundation founding board member Harley K. Dubois. KidAroo is a new music festival for kids, benefiting programs at San Francisco’s Yick Wo Elementary School, on Saturday, September 25. Here’s the press release:

graphic of kids playing music

New Music Festival Lets Kids Rock Out on the Marina Green

A fundraiser for San Francisco’s Yick Wo Elementary School, KidAroo kicks off Sept. 25

SAN FRANCISCO — Sept. 1, 2010 — It’s like a Lollapalooza for kids, coming to San Francisco’s Marina Green later this month.

KidAroo is an all-day music festival for kids with amazing bands, jugglers, face painting, balloon animals, and more. Organizers are expecting 2,000 kids and family members to attend this unique San Francisco event.

“San Francisco is a fun city. And in that tradition, we wanted to put on a world-class music festival for all Bay Area kids,” said Christopher White, the event’s director.

Performers at the even include Choo Choo Soul, an LA band that has been featured on the Disney Channel, Chicago’s Ralph’s World, and the Sippy Cups — one of the best-known Bay Area kids’ bands.

The event runs from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 25 at the Little Marina Green, 800 Marina Boulevard, in San Francisco–across from the Exploratorium.

Tickets are $20 each. A family four-pack of tickets costs just $60. They can be bought here:

All proceeds from KidAroo will go to support programs at San Francisco’s Yick Wo Elementary, located at Jones and Lombard. White, like all of KidAroo’s organizers is a volunteer with Yick Wo’s Parent teacher organization.

More information about the event can be found at kidaroo.org

About Yick Wo

Yick Wo Elementary School is a public school serving the North Beach and Chinatown neighborhoods in San Francisco. The school, located on Lombard and Jones Streets, is home to some 250 local children of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

PTO events such as KidAroo help fund basic school needs, and classes in art, performing arts, physical education, and poetry.