I’ve picked up a few neighborhood Community Action gigs, part of a city outreach program. This one was for a family night with pizza, popcorn, and a Despicable Me 3 film on a giant blow-up screen hauled into the park for the night. There was folks from other community groups like LV Hospital, etc. I traded sets of music with another community group that features hip-hop dance. They blasted tunes and dance and then I would bang out tunes with my guitar and bag of instruments, engaging on a one to one basis.
It was a hot night, but the park has a pool and a sprinkler park so the joint was hopping with wet kids and parents watching on. The kids came up quickly and we mixed it up with shakers, puppets, et al. The parents were digging their kids playing, especially with some of the toddlers giggling and laughing. It great to see the energy passed on to the adults.
After an hour and a half, the crowd was settling in for the movie and I thanked the good folks in the CCA of the LV. They are pleased with what I do, even on this small scale.