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Summerfest Giving Sick Children a Voice Through the Sing Me a Story Foundation

Sing Me a Story gives children in hospitals, children's homes and hospice organizations the opportunity to write or illustrate stories about anything they want. 

The group distributes those stories to songwriters who turn them into songs and send them back to the kids.


This year they are partnering with Summerfest to give artists at the festival the opportunity to record songs for children at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Sophia's Heart.

Started a little more than four years ago by Austin Atteberry in Nashville.

He and his wife now live in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.

They'll be attending a handful of festivals this year.

At Summerfest, they'll set up an RV and will build a studio inside for artists to record during the Big Gig.

About 15 children from the Milwaukee area will be taking part along with several local artists including Zeitco Band, Willie Porter and Gage Idiots.

After the songs are made, the children with get a CD.

The songs will also go on the website attached to the child's story where folks can contribute to the organization.

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