In Pictures: Rock The Cradle 2017

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Rock the Cradle 2017
Kyle Berg, dressed as The Current's mascot, juggles for kids at Rock the Cradle 2017. (Nate Ryan | MPR)

Nearly 10,000 kids and their grown-ups turned out for the 12th installment of Rock the Cradle, a day of music and fun at Mia and the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis.

With this year's Rock the Cradle happening a bit later in the calendar, attendees availed themselves of the pleasant weather, enjoying time lounging in the Mia Courtyard and taking in a couple outdoor performances by the McNasty Brass Band.

Indoors, Rock the Cradle kids and their grown-ups were entertained by the BATO BATO! marimba band from Breck School. The Current's DJs provided story time in the Pillsbury Auditorium, many of them also taking shifts spinning tunes in the ever-popular kids' disco.

Children's Minnesota provided a number of creative activities in a space dubbed "The Amazing Kid Zone," and young and old alike got their photos taken with the costumed mascots from Children's and from Minnesota United FC. Classical MPR produced a concert by The OK Factor, and the Saint Paul Saints challenged all comers with a game that combined a bit of baseball with Skee Ball.

View highlights from the day in this photo gallery by The Current's Nate Ryan.

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    Rock the Cradle is held at Mia and the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    The kids' disco is a perennial favorite at Rock the Cradle. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    The kids' disco is a perennial favorite at Rock the Cradle. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    The OK Factor perform a Pop Up Classical concert, produced by Classical MPR, at Rock the Cradle 2017. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    The OK Factor perform a Pop Up Classical concert, produced by Classical MPR, at Rock the Cradle 2017. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    McNasty Brass Band perform in the Mia atrium during Rock the Cradle 2017 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Rock the Cradle is held at Mia and the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Live music performance at Rock the Cradle 2017 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    The Brains On! team entertain while educating at Rock the Cradle 2017 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Martin Dosh and friends perform at Rock the Cradle 2017 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    McNasty Brass Band perform in the Mia Courtyard at Rock the Cradle 2017 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    McNasty Brass Band perform in the Mia Courtyard at Rock the Cradle 2017 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    McNasty Brass Band perform in the Mia Courtyard at Rock the Cradle 2017 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    McNasty Brass Band perform in the Mia Courtyard at Rock the Cradle 2017 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Rock the Cradle 2017 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Holidae perform at Rock the Cradle 2017 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Kids learn to make beats with Doomtree's Lazerbeak at Rock the Cradle 2017 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Kids learn to make beats with Doomtree's Lazerbeak at Rock the Cradle 2017 (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Kids and grown-ups explore the galleries at Mia during Rock the Cradle 2017. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Kids and grown-ups listen to Bato Bato!, Breck School's marimba band, at Rock the Cradle 2017. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Kids and grown-ups listen to Bato Bato!, Breck School's marimba band, at Rock the Cradle 2017. (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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