Mrs. Kate is a has been performing at events throughout the Southeast for over 20 years. Her strong point is an interactive show that brings all ages, from preschoolers to grandparents, together in a heartwarming family experience. Here are some comments from happy presenters:
"Mrs. Kate instantly captivated the audience at Pocomoke River State Park with her charismatic songs and magnetic personality! The sing-alongs and audience participation kept us all on the edge of our seats and helped us move our dancing feet :) We can't wait to have her back in the future!"
Ranger Cineva Smith, Park Manager
"Mrs. Kate was awesome! She engaged the children in song and dance while incorporating Earth Day themed messages. Mrs. Kate had parents and children alike singing and dancing around and really contributed to the fun of our event."
Ray DeFalco, Assistant Director, Charlestown, RI Parks and Recreation Department
"We booked "Mrs. Kate" to headline the Children's Stage at the 2010 Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival in Moulton, Alabama. This is a major regional festival with an attendance of 15,000. Her original songs and interactive show mesmerized all ages, from preschool to grandparents. Carpenter accompanies herself on the guitar and instantly engages her audience to sing along with easy-to-sing-lyrics. Parents were delighted when their youngsters to "be stars" on the stage and participated in the family-friendly show by doing puppetry and song actions, making sound effects and playing the rainstick. "Mrs. Kate" even wrote a special new chicken song for our festival and entertained children around the festival grounds with her whimsical chicken puppet during her free time.
With the cooperation of the Lawrence County School System, we made arrangements for her to sing for approximately 3,000 elementary and middle school children. "Mrs. Kate' motivated the students from 9 schools with her engaging "Crack a Book" show. Feedback from students, administrators, teachers and parents was extremely enthusiastic! The children were encouraged to become lifelong readers and enjoy researching in the library to gain new information. "Mrs. Kate' inspired them to be "doers," not watchers. She motivated them to graduate from high school and college. She also encouraged them to discover their unique gifts and talents, and to use them to make this world a better place by serving others. Without hesitation, I would recommend "Mrs. Kate" Carpenter's show to any festival or school district looking for family-friendly entertainment and character-building motivation."
Vicki Morese, Event Coordinator
"You drew them in! The kids had a blast and were motivated to stay until the end. Thank you for joining us to make the event special and a success."
The Children's Committee, University of Central Florida Bookfest, Orlando, FL
"Hans Christian Andersen once said, 'Where words fail, music speaks.' Kate Carpenter's joyful message never fails. With words and melodies she brings us visions of rocking chairs and porch swings, where the living is slow and easy. Lima beans and homemade bread, armadillos and fire ants are all part of her life songs. Her variety of rhythms and vocal techniques gives every song a new sound. Kate Carpenter is a seasoned, polished performer. She is pure, wholesome entertainment and our Earth Day Festival audiences are looking forward to the return of Mrs. Kate and her family-friendly shows."
Renee Paolini, Park Services Specialist, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park & Mary Lee Sweet, Earth Day Entertainment Committee
"Your performance was GREAT! The audience had a wonderful time and parents were heard commenting "My son/daughter is so shy--I can't believe he/she is singing/dancing along!" Your enthusiasm and spontaneity made an impression on everyone--children and adults! Again, thank you for making the morning of our Rose Petal Jam one to remember. Please feel free to share this with others who are looking for homespun, lively and entertaining family fun."
Sharlene Celaya, Main Street Director, Rose Show & Festival, Thomasville, GA
"I highly recommend Kate Carpenter as a folksinger/musician. The young at heart and families with children can enjoy a clean indoor or outdoor concert with Kate. Kate is full of excitement and has a smile with every verse. I highly recommend Kate to all groups."
Gracie Gooch, Refuge Guide, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Folkston, GA
"The schoolhouse will never be the same - we had standing room only most of the time as you brought all those kids in to participate in your wonderful original and inspiring songs. What a special performance you always do!"
Sandy Arpen, Mandarin Museum, Jacksonville, FL
And from an audience member:
"This year at the Florida Folk Festival, we were singing with Mrs. Kate at a jam and absolutely loved her. She is not just for kids, either that or John and I haven't grown up yet. We both thoroughly enjoyed her honest songs and enthusiasm."
June and John Rogers, Tampa, FL, 2010
"Mrs Kate" (and her music) has tons of energy, great messages about friendship and nature, etc, and her programs are always interactive with the audience members. Owen and I have seen her several times at the Florida Folk Festival and even have one of her CD's. Owen LOVES it!"
Wren, a mom from Brevard County, 2010
"Kate... you were so wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing your music! You make all ages have fun!!! :)"
Katie Warner Waller, books entertainment for Pine Castle Pioneer Days, Orlando, FL