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Yo Gabba Gabba! co-creator Christian Jacobs on making kids TV fun for everyone

As co-creator of the children's television show Yo Gabba Gabba!, Christian Jacobs has a simple agenda: Create entertainment that engages both parents and their kids through really awesome music. The show, which brings people-sized puppets together with dozens of guests, including Leslie Hall, MGMT, and of Montreal, blends together creativity and physical movement through the simple conduit of music.

Using what he's learned as a dad who also happens to be the lead singer of the Aquabats, Jacobs' vision for a live version of Yo Gabba Gabba -- coming to the 1STBANK Center this Sunday, November 7 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. -- is part concert, part dance party.

Jacobs and his crew forgo the notion that live children's shows should have narratives and host fake versions of beloved characters, instead choosing to bring DJ Lance Rock, Biz Markie, and the rest of Yo Gabba Gabba on the road, just like any touring band.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
Contact: Bree Davies