The Kennebec Valley YMCA will host Rick Charette in concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 in the Harold Alfond Gymnasium, 31 Union Augusta.

As a singer and songwriter, Rick Charette has been capturing the hearts and spirits of young and old alike with his children’s songs. His performances blend original contemporary pop music and lyrics with imaginative activities that generate all kinds of audience participation, according to a news release.

Charette graduated from the University Of Southern Maine with degrees in music education and English. Elementary teachers across the country use his music in their classrooms to enhance and facilitate their language arts programs. His music has been featured on Peter Pan and Walt Disney Records and been cited in Entertainment Weekly and Billboard magazines.

Charette has released 10 albums, two children’s picture books and two live concert videos.

A life-long resident of Maine, Rick and his wife have three grown children, and he continues to enjoy performing and creating music for young children & families.

This event is free to all, but we do encourage pre-registration as space is limited. To register, stop into eith the Manchester or the Augusta campus or call 622-9622.

For more information, call 622-9622, visit or email Carrie at [email protected]

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