Rock the Cradle Coming to Mia June 9

May 2, 2024

St. Paul, Minn., May 2, 2024 – Rock the Cradle, The Current’s annual, free event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture returns Sunday, June 9, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) and Children’s Theatre Company (CTC).  

This event is free and open to everyone and is great for kids of all ages but is best suited for kids up to 10. Catch Rock the Cradle favorites such as the Kids’ Disco as well as an array of live music, DJ sets from The Current's host Ayisha Jaffer, and engaging Smash Boom Best programming from the team at Brains On!  

The event schedule includes: 

Rock the Cradle Outdoor Stage Schedule – Target Park:

  • 11 a.m. - Aric Beiganek and the Royal Order of Chords and Keys (R.O.C.K.) 

  • Noon - David Billingsley and guests 

  • 1 p.m. - Riffin’ Griffin’  

  • 2 p.m. - Salsa Del Soul with dance lessons!  

Mia Reception Hall:

  • 10:15 a.m. - Irish Dancers 

  • 11:45 a.m. - Irish Dancers 

  • 1:30 p.m. - Smash Boom Best: Music instrument 

  • 2:30 p.m. – Smash Boom Best

Kids’ disco at CTC Cargill Stage:  

  • 10 a.m. - CTC: Music in Motion  

  • 10:30 a.m. - DJ Ayisha Jaffer from The Current 

  • 12:30 p.m. - CTC: Music in Motion 

  • 1 p.m. - DJ Ayisha Jaffer from the Current 

Mia galleries and museum spaces will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Quiet background music will play between performances in the Reception Hall as a nice place for families and kids to relax and take a break if needed. 

Rock the Cradle sponsor activities will also be located throughout the event. You can find a full list of activities and information on stroller parking, ADA-accessible stage viewing and bag check at  

Want more programming for kids? The Rock the Cradle music stream is available any time for kids of all ages.  


About The Current  
The Current is an all-music, noncommercial, member-supported station from Minnesota Public Radio®. Since it began broadcasting in 2005, the award-winning station has grown into a far-reaching community, boasting members and online listeners from around the world. From local to legendary, indie to influential, The Current plays the best new music next to the artists you already love. Part of The Current’s mission is to champion emerging artists, support civic and cultural organizations, and give a platform to important voices that shape our community and make the Twin Cities a great place to live. Learn more and listen at