Julie K - Saturday, September 12th, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PMEncouraging familes to laugh and sing together has been a mission for Julie K! Her inspiration to creat age appropriate children's music that families could enjoy together was the birth of her son and a bucket list message at her church. Julie K's original albums include, "A Sunny Day" (2009) "Animal Party" (2010) "Family Love" (2012) "Happy Day"(2014) and "Julie K Christmas" (2014). Her first four albums have received national acclaim, including Creative Child Album of the Year, Dove Approved, Parents Choice and Dr. Toy Awards. In 2013 Julie K was recognized with the Forty Leaders Under 40 and the 25 Women in Leadership Awards. Music has played a significant role in Julie K's life since the age of five when she spent her time arranging backyard performances for the neighborhood. She continued singing her way through high school and college and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal performance from Rollins College in Florida. After returning to Peoria she began her own business teaching music and movement to children and families and then with the production of her albums, she began performing concerts sharing her own music.