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Justin Roberts 

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September 20, 2020 4:00PM


Justin Roberts 


Justin (acoustic guitar/vocals/songwriter) grew up in Des Moines, IA where he would wander aimlessly collecting autumn leaves on his way to school, sometimes showing up very late for class. He was quickly dubbed the “absent minded professor” by his kindergarten teacher. He was also a failed little league baseball player at Raccoon Valley where he was much more interested in the tickets you could exchange for snow cones than the actual rules of the game.

Now he loves learning rules to games — especially board games and pinball machines. His first instrument was the piano, followed briefly by clarinet, and after singing the solo in a variety show at the Des Moines Civic Center, he was asked to join a rock band in 7th grade and learned to play the guitar. From there, music followed him everywhere he went, to college where he formed the post-folk band Pimentos for Gus with Mike Hallenbeck and Tracy Spuehler to preschool where he started writing songs for his students.

The absent minded professor almost became a professor after studying philosophy at Kenyon College and religious studies at the University of Chicago. But instead, he jumped in his old Volkswagen and started singing songs about the alphabet and whales wandering in the desert.

Live Stream Event - September 20 / 4 PM - $15 per household (plus processing fees)  - OR -
Purchase our Virtual Pass for $9.99 per month!  Learn more here.

These performances are specially geared for the whole family to enjoy – all ages will have a great time. Fun is not just for kids in these unique presentations!

Plus, save the date!  Join us for #makeartvirtual on Thursday, September 17 at 2 pm to see how to make your own instrument!

Sales for this event will close at 3:30 pm on September 20 to allow time to send access links to Ticket Holders.  If you need assistance with the link or to purchase late, please contact our Ticket Office at 989.631.8250

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