- Callahan, FL
- Children's Music
- Travels up to 120 miles
- $300 and up
Looking for an interactive entertainer that appeals to all ages, from little kids to grandparents? With guitar, original songs, stories, puppets and unusual instruments, Mrs. Kate specializes in engaging all ages. The audience is a part of the show!
"Your performance was GREAT! The audience had a wonderful time & I heard parents say, "My child is so shy--I can't believe he/she is singing/dancing along!" Your enthusiasm & spontaneity made an impression on everyone--children & adults! Thank you for making our Rose Petal Jam one to remember. Please feel free to share this with others who are looking for homespun, lively & entertaining family fun."
Sharlene Celaya, Thomasville, GA
When Mrs. Kate is around there will be lots of smiles Her happy, cheerful attitude combined with her infectious songs brought joy to our library patrons (and their parents). They had fun while learning interesting information about the State of Florida. I highly recommend her.
Mrs. Kate has been performing at our annual fundraising Railroad Day Festival at the historic Callahan Train Depot for over 10 years now. We even build our kids' entertainment area around her performance time. She mixes great music including original songs she has written with fun props such as her "racoon in a can" or other puppets or unusual instruments like the rain stick to create a lively performance. She also encourages participation from the audience, especially from children, to come on stage and join her. Judging from the smiles on the kids' faces who go on stage and help her perform, they love it and their parents do, too. We will continue in the future to have Mrs. Kate perform at our Railroad Day Festival because she is a proven crowd favorite. I highly recommend her. There is always room for her on our Train Depot stage.
John Hendricks, President
West Nassau Historical Society
It has been way too long since Mrs. Kate has been to our school. We just scheduled her Just Say No to Drugs Show for Red Ribbon Week, featuring her famous song, "I Like Bein' Clean". I wanted to make sure that our 5th graders got to see her before they leave our school. Her shows are purposeful, energetic, and just plain fun. Through the lyrics of her songs, each child hears important messages that inspire them to be productive citizens of our community. The students remember these messages through the catchy tunes, which I hear students singing for months after her shows. Mrs. Kate is an inspiration to us all.
Mrs. Kate played at our son's 8th Birthday party. She was wonderful at engaging the children through her original kid-focused songs and interactive show. The kids loved helping with song actions and puppets. The adults enjoyed the music too! We highly recommend Mrs. Kate. She is talented, friendly, professional and fun!
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
When you book Mrs. Kate for your event, you are providing your audience WHOLESOME FAMILY FUN! Mrs. Kate's performance is interactive, high-energy, dynamic and motivational. The audience is always a part of the show. She comes with an excellent sound system, sidekick puppets and interesting props. Often parents comment after a show, "My child is so shy...I can't beLIEVE she got up on stage with Mrs. Kate and participated in the show!"
Is your event geared to adults? If you are looking for clean comedy, then Mrs. Kate is a great choice. She pokes fun at computers, merchandise made in China, wrinkles, bounce houses and more.
"Mrs. Kate" Carpenter hails from the tiny town of Callahan, Florida, and travels throughout the southeast making families smile with her homespun folk music. Accompanying herself on the guitar, this prolific songwriter has recorded 11 original CD's and 2 children's music videos in the past 22 years. She performs over 150 shows a year, delighting audiences of all ages. Mrs. Kate’s specialty is electrifying preschool and elementary school children. Using catchy tunes, puppetry, unusual instruments, and riveting storytelling, her interaction with audiences of all ages is creative and unforgettable. She has inspired students in over 395 schools with her "Motivate with Mrs. Kate" show. Summers find her touring the public library circuit, promoting reading with her "Crack a Book" song and the unforgettable "Hug-a-Bug-a-Boo." Mrs. Kate is a featured performer at the Florida Folk Festival, Pinecastle Pioneer Days, and headlined the children's stage at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival.
Additional Booking Notes
I come fully equipped with a sound system that can reach 500 + people. I need access to electricity and a table for my props. Stage: about 12' by 12' or bigger.
A typical children's show might include:
Give Me a Smile!
Coon in the Can
The Giant Worm Story
I Will Be Kind
I Think I Can!
A typical set for adults:
Faithful, Always Faithful
Delete! Delete! Delete!
Nothing I Can Do About the Wrinkles
Made in China
Influences & Inspiration
Peter, Paul and Mary
Back Porch Majority
Prop Table, Display Table (optional)