Kids Zone

Through educational play and workshops designed especially for kids and parents, Seedling Circle, is a community that provides a space dedicated to the wants and needs of the children who attend gatherings and festivals. It is an organization founded and run by wife and husband team: AnnaLee LeNoir-Kelly, Earl Kelly, and assisted by their daughter, Jeebie. Seedling Circle hosts events and workshops within the festival community and in the Nashville area and seeks to inspire, excite, and transform your ideas of festival culture by including our whole community, big and small, old and young. We seek to provide a space for families to bond in the festival environment and to enhance the festival experience for parents, their children, and all. We seek to ease apprehension and stress involved with bringing a child to a festival and to make the babes feel more welcome in a new and exciting world.

We hope to empower and inspire these little seedlings to become the most magnificent and influential people of our evolving future. We hope that our inclusion at your favorite festivals will encourage you to bring the whole family and make the most out of your experience.

Melanie MacNeil
Melanie MacNeil
Learn to roll, spin, twist and twirl hoops of all sizes.  Discover the many ways hoops can be used for fun and fitness.  Plan to dance, wiggle and laugh in this fun filled workshop just for kids!  Hoops and tunes will be provided. Workshop led by “melmacpink”of Asheville Hoops.
In this “playshop” you will learn to explore yoga poses,  play games, hear stories and practice breathing techniques.  Yoga is a way to discover your body and mind and learn to be strong all while having fun!  Melmacpink will guide you through a fun filled journey using poses, creative movement, and music.
Bethany Varnado
Bethany Varnado
Bethany Varnado is an educator, poet, dancer, and friend based out of Atlanta, Georgia. While employed as a teacher, she is grateful to also be a student, constantly learning from children  about creativity, kindness, love, self-expression, friendship, and joy.  She believes that our current culture of waste, environmental degradation, and disconnection from nature as well as our fellow human beings, can be transformed with a generation of young people who are educated and empowered to build a more sustainable, more peaceful future. Accordingly, Bethany is passionate about providing children with opportunities to connect with the each other and the earth, and supporting them in cultivating environmental awareness from a young age.
Bring your littlest participants (ages 0-5-ish) to play, learn, and connect with organic finger painting and play-dough, vermicompost explorations, and recycled art. Parents,  come get inspired with strategies for projects and activities that help to instill children with eco-consciousness from a young age.