The 2014 Sophie and Madigan's Kidstock concert was a fundraiser for a playground that celebrates the lives of
Kids and parents danced to children's music from Rocknocerous, Imagination Movers and
"You stay busy for 90 percent of the time ... then you realize why you're here, and it's tough,"
Former city alderwoman
Money raised from Saturday's Kidstock will go toward building that playground. Lillard said they have about half the money they'll need for the project, which is currently being designed.
"We have visions of what it will be," he said.
They are planning a carousel-themed gazebo and a pirate ship, plus other playground toys meant to reflect Sophie and Madigan's personalities.
A handful of volunteers helped plan the concert, while about a hundred staffed an information tent, passed out wristbands, coordinated acts and helped parents Saturday.
"We slept here," she said. The volunteers had a tent and an RV parked at the fairgrounds overnight to make sure they had the stage, banners and tents set up for the big day.
"We just try to do whatever we can," Fogle said.
Lillard said they sold 1,800 advance tickets and expected about 2,500 attendees total for the daylong event. He said he hopes to turn Kidstock into an annual concert.
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