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The Current and community partners present reimagined video series beginning May 15


ST. PAUL, Minn., May 11, 2021 — The Current today announces Rock the Cradle 2021, presented in a virtual setting with a Saturday-morning video series starting May 15. This year marks 16 years of Rock the Cradle – an annual opportunity for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture. Over the course of six video episodes, The Current will bring the dance party to your home with Rock the Cradle Play Along.

Participants can tune in to the series on The Current’s YouTube channel or Facebook page every Saturday morning, May 15 through June 19, at 8 a.m. Central Time to join in on the fun. Rock the Cradle 2021 is free and open to everyone. No registration is needed.

Rock the Cradle 2021 will deliver some of the most-loved features of the in-person event to kids and their grownups, including music, dancing, creating and learning. Rock the Cradle participants can get their weekend jump-started with performances from:

Koo Koo Kanga Roo

House of Dance

Gaby Moreno

Elena Moon Park


Preservation Hall Jazz Ensemble


Annie Humphrey

Siama’s Congo Roots

Gaelynn Lea

“Rock the Cradle is such a beloved event by music-loving families, so we knew we had to find a way to bring Rock the Cradle to life despite the pandemic,” said David Safar, Managing Director of The Current. “Thanks to the ingenuity of the planning team and support from community partners and local and national artists, we are able to bring the dance party directly to our audiences, while bringing an element of music discovery and joy to their Saturday morning.”

The Current presents this year’s Rock the Cradle with the support of Minneapolis Institute of Art, Bell Museum, Little Moments Count, MacPhail Center for Music, Pizza Luce, Park Dental and SALA Architects.

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


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