They Might Be Giants, Dan Zanes, Ralph's World, Trout Fishing in America and Elizabeth Mitchell. There are others, but these come to mind first as my children first loved them. I am sure new artists should be on this list, but these are what my kiddos have grown up with and love.
Yo-Yo Ma at Ravinia. When we first came to this area for our brief stay, I knew I wanted to check out Wolftrap, which is an outdoor musical venue surrounded by national park. I remembered visiting my sister when she lived in Virginia and hearing her rave about the musical experience. Imagine my delight when I checked their performances and found that one of my favorite children's musicians was performing during our stay. Without hesitation, I snatched up tickets for us, and we waited.