Reading Rocks!

Artist: Tom Gardner

Assembly Description

Reading Rocks!  Songs to spark imagination

The focus of this program is to engage student’s imagination with songs while encouraging them to read and visit their library more often.  Students participate by singing zany library versions of “Witch Doctor”, “Reading Rocks!” and rapping to Tommy’s original song, “Your (library) Card Is the Key”.

Curriculum Links: Language Arts, Music

Grades: K – 6

Tommy Gardner Solo

Single performance: $450

2 back to back: $690

Tommy Gardner with back-up musician

Single performance: $790

2 back to back:           $995

Technical Requirements

The artists will arrive 30 minutes to an hour prior to performance of the day. Please have the following set-up ready for them upon their arrival.

·        Clean, clear stage

·        1 electrical outlet

About the Artist

Tommy Gardner has been performing children's music since 1998 both solo and with his duo, The Uncle Brothers. He has recorded 10 award winning CDs (Parents Choice, Parents Guide, Children's Music Web, and others) which includes school favorites such as, "I Will Never Smoke", "Bully Bubba", "Tease buster", "Rainbow", and "I Can". Other popular character education favorites (to be recorded soon) are "Stand Up To Bullying", "AOK (Acts Of Kindness)", and "We Will Rock Drug Free". Tommy has performed nationwide in schools, libraries, and town summer concerts.

Tommy has created many different shows for schools including, 'Stand Up To Bullying', 'Positive Choices (drug/smoking awareness), 'Reading (PARP, etc.), 'Cultural Awareness', 'and Fun with Health & Fitness".