Though it took a few songs to warm everyone up, Sharon & Bram got nearly the entire crowd moving, shaking, and singing along to classics like "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" and originals including the beatnik-esque "Chugga-Chugga." Sharon & Bram were masterful at getting everyone to participate with friendly banter, simple instruction and heaps of charisma; by the end, those who were too cool to be singing and dancing along were few and far between. And though they stuck out on a bill amongst their younger festival-mates, they kept up by inviting Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew to the stage for a great rendition of "Peanut Butter." "Peanut Butter" also highlighted the duo's three-piece backing band who, beyond the buoyant, kid-friendly lyrics, were playing a serious jazz groove, and perfected the instrumentals every time.
The end of the set — a medley of original "Side by Side" and the iconic "Skinnamarink" — was dedicated to Lilienstein, and poignantly emphasized that, though life isn't forever, the spirit of childhood can last as long as you want.