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Life is good Festival: Sunday Ticket
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, ALO, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sarah Jarosz, Air Traffic Controller, Orange Television, The Fresh Beat Band, Dan Zanes and Friends, The KIDZ BOP Kids, Josh & the Jamtones
5 Blue Hill River Road
Canton, Massachusetts, 02021
Doors 11:00AM / Show 11:30AM (event ends at 9:00 pm)
This event is all ages
Life is good Festival: Sunday Ticket
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Longtime friends and collaborators Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds have released three live double-CDs together: 1999’s multi-Platinum Live At Luther College, Live At Radio City, which bowed at #3 on The Billboard 200 in July of 2007, and Live In Las Vegas, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts in January 2010. Matthews is best known as the vocalist/guitarist for Dave Matthews Band, which has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined since the 1994 release of its major label debut, Under the Table and Dreaming. In 2003, he released his solo debut, Some Devil, which Reynolds played on. A multi-instrumentalist, Reynolds has been hailed as an “underrated master” by allmusic.com. He founded TR3 (the Tim Reynolds Trio) in 1984, which released three albums. He has subsequently released a series of solo albums and guested on numerous Dave Matthews Band albums, including 2009’s Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, which was nominated for two GRAMMY® awards, including “Album Of The Year.” He has also toured extensively with the band.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Since the release of their Grammy®-nominated 2010 debut album, Backatown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have grown creatively while winning hordes of new fans performing nonstop on five continents. Their new album, For True (Sept. 13 on Verve Forecast), offers substantive proof of their explosive growth, further refining the signature sound Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews has dubbed "Supafunkrock."
"There was excitement from everywhere," says Andrews (who's now 25) of the experience on the road and how it fed into the creation of For True. "We did over 200 shows in the last year and a half, and every night we allowed the music to take us over. Musically and creatively, we wanted to shoot for some different things."
The band - Mike Ballard on bass, Pete Murano on guitar, Joey Peebles on drums, Dwayne Williams on percussion, Dan Oestreicher on baritone sax and Tim McFatter on tenor sax - stirs together old-school New Orleans jazz, funk and soul, laced with hard-rock power chords and hip-hop beats, and they've added some tangy new ingredients on For True as they keep pushing the envelope, exploring new musical territory.
"We never sat down and really thought about concepts and what we wanted our music to sound like," Andrews explains. "It's just that, over the years, we allowed each one of the band members to bring their influences and taste in music into our music. Anything we hear or are influenced by, it naturally comes out in what we're trying to do. It's just our sound, and it happened naturally."
Andrews wrote or co-wrote all 14 tracks on the new album, including collaborating with the legendary Lamont Dozier on "Encore," while this time playing as much trumpet as trombone, as well as organ, drums, piano, keys, synth bass and percussion. Indeed, he played every part on the swaying, Latin-tinged "Unc." He's also come into his own as a singer, honoring the hallowed legacy of the great soul men of the 1960s and '70s. Like its predecessor, the new album turns on a rare combination of virtuosity and high-energy, party-down intensity.
Among the special guests are longtime NOLA cohorts like Ivan and Cyril Neville (who bring their trademark sound to "Nervis"); Galactic's Ben Ellman, reprising his producer's role on Backatown (percussion on opener "Buckjump," harmonica on "Big 12") and Stanton Moore (drumming on "Lagniappe Part 1" and "Part 2"); bounce rapper 5th Ward Weebie and the Rebirth Brass Band (who team up on "Buckjump") and Troy's longtime friend Charles Smith (who adds percussion to the same track).
"On the last record, we just basically did it with my band," Andrews points out, "but we've got a lot of New Orleans people on this new record - the music just called for it. The Rebirth Brass Band, these are all people that helped me grow in my career and teach me different things. And 5th Ward Weebie, who's one of the lead voices in the bounce community, we're like brothers. I'm excited to have those people on there, because they bring a taste of where I come from and where I'm going."
The album also bears the fruit of more recent relationships Lenny Kravitz (who plays bass on "Roses"), has the longest-standing bond with Andrews, discovering the then-teenage prodigy in 2005 and taking him on tour with his band. Calling Andrews "a genius player," Kravitz says, "He's got nothing but personality, he plays his ass off and he's a beautiful human being." Kid Rock (whose vocal is featured on "Mrs. Orleans") came out to see Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at an outdoor show early this year in NOLA, and a month later Troy joined the star onstage at Jazz Fest. Andrews played with Warren Haynes (whose eruptive solo further heats up "Encore") at his annual benefit and again at the guitarist's Mahalia Jackson Theatre all-star event during this year's Jazz Fest. Ledisi (who sings on "Then There Was You"), met Troy at the 2010 Grammys, later came out to see him in New Orleans and was later featured in a segment for the landmark "Red Hot + New Orleans" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, for which Andrews served as musical director.
His relationship with Jeff Beck (check out his blistering solo on "Do to Me") has blossomed since the guitar legend came to Troy's late-night post-Jazz Fest show at Tipitina's in 2010. "I was completely blown away," Beck said of his Tip's epiphany in Mojo magazine's "The Best Thing I've Heard All Year" special feature in January. "The crowd went wild. Troy and his band have just supported me on some U.K. dates. A sensational group of musicians. Trombone Shorty is one to watch." That led Beck to ask Andrews to play on Jeff Beck's "Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul," and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue joined Beck for his U.K. tour last fall.
"I'm fans of all those people," says Andrews. "I met them over the last year or two of touring, and I've been wanting to work with all of those guys and Ledisi. It's like this musical community. It's not like I reached out to them because I needed some big names on the record. I'm really interested in their music and their talents. So for me it's a dream come true to work with some of my favorite artists. Whatever they need me to do, I'll be there."
Since Backatown's release, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have toured nonstop in North America, the U.K., Brazil, Japan, Europe and Australia. Last December, Andrews drew accolades as musical director of "Red Hot + New Orleans" at BAM. The sensational two-night run inspired The New York Times senior music critic Jon Pareles to assert, "Trombone Shorty had clearly set out to present New Orleans as a city whose glory days aren't over... it was a signal that the city's music would push ahead."
Yes, Andrews has made quite an impression on the critics. "Trombone Shorty is so ready for his close-up," The New York Times reviewer Nate Chinen wrote, describing the young virtuoso as "a native prodigy destined for breakout success." The San Francisco Chronicle's Joel Selvin hailed him as "New Orleans' brightest new star in a generation." Rolling Stone's Will Hermes raved that "Backatown is both deeply rooted and culturally omnivorous." And the Washington Post's Mike Joyce described one live performance as "a near-deafening, funk-charged blast of percussion, brass, reeds and guitar distortion that might have knocked the crowd sideways had there been any room to move."
TSOA's performances at and during the New Orleans Jazz Fest are legendary. This year, in one day, Troy sat in for a set of free jazz honoring a recently passed mentor. From there he sat in with Kid Rock. Then to the Gospel Tent for a featured slot with cousin Glenn David Andrews before literally running back to the main stage to close the Festival as a special guest of the Neville Brothers. His respect across a broad spectrum and his musical versatility is further evidenced by his performance resumé, playing at events as diverse as Bonnaroo, the Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl, the Montreal, Montreux and Monterey jazz fests, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco, Austin City Limits, Fuji Rock in Japan, Philadelphia Folk Fest, Jam Cruise, assorted Blues Festivals and even a Reggae Festival in Germany. The band spent the month of July crisscrossing Europe to perform at festivals from Spain to Slovakia. Andrews has also done a ton of TV, appearing on The Late Show With David Letterman, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, Tavis Smiley, NFL Kickoff (joining Dave Matthews Band) and a recurring role on the hit HBO series Tremé, on which he played himself in a recurring role. Along with appearing on Beck's Les Paul tribute, he's been a featured guest musician on the latest releases from Eric Clapton, Kravitz, Galactic and Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars.
Andrews hails from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans' 6th Ward, getting his nickname at four years old when he was observed by his older brother James marching in a street parade wielding a trombone twice as long as the kid was high. Troy started early, learning how to play drums and what he remembers as "the world's smallest trumpet" at the age of three. By the time he reached six, this prodigy was playing trumpet and trombone in a jazz band led by his older brother James, himself a trumpet player of local renown who has been called "Satchmo of the Ghetto."
Not long afterward, Troy formed his own band with some other musically inclined kids from Tremé, including current band mate Williams, and they became regulars at Jackson Square, with dreams of following in the footsteps of his brother James and Rebirth Brass Band, learning and carrying on the New Orleans tradition. While not only carrying on that tradition and expanding its boundaries, Troy has lent a generous helping hand to the next generation as well, having given longstanding support to the city's renowned Roots of Music program. Troy was also recently honored by being named the youngest member of the NOCCA Foundation board - the foundation behind New Orleans' Center for the Creative Arts where Troy and several of his band members studied and began collaborating. He's also finalizing plans for his own new foundation aimed at making sure that talented younger players with limited resources can get quality instruments to play. Starting in September, he'll be delivering Trombone Shorty trumpets and trombones to talented young musicians across the city.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings marked history with the release of their fourth album, I Learned The Hard Way. After selling a mere 100,000 copies of their previous album, 100 Days, 100 Nights, since its release in 2007, the band went on to move 23,000 copies of I Learned The Hard Way in the first week putting the album at #15 on the Billboard 200. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have become truly renowned thanks to their incredible live show and relentless touring. Steeped in the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul, and funk, this nine-piece act continues to electrify fans, disc jockeys, critics, record collectors, and bloggers the world over with their heart-felt sound. For Franti, “To play for people and share your songs with them is to make a real connection. That’s why we play outside our shows for those who can’t afford to come inside. They need the songs too – maybe more. That’s the reality. And as a musician I was on tour with put it recently, “Our fans didn’t come to us from a reality show. They came to us from reality.” And so, we mean something in their lives. We’re the music they put on when they drive their little kids to school, or hang out with the person they love at night. There’s no higher honor. So they have an investment in the music. And that means so much because this music is very personal to me too.”
With its delightfully vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring reach, Sounds Like This sees ALO operating with fresh verve and vitality, their always-kaleidoscopic funk pop n roll aglow with exceptionally ebullient songcraft and deliriously danceable grooves. The California-based band’s fourth Brushfire Records release showcases their unfettered passion, wit, and imagination while simultaneously exploring hitherto uncharted musical terrain. Invigorated by an unstructured approach to the studio process, ALO have accessed new avenues of resourcefulness, resulting in a truly distinctive collection of songs that adroitly captures all the glorious ingenuity and adventure of the band’s legendary live sets.
“There has always been a division between the fans that get to know us through our live shows vs. the fans that get to know us through our albums,” guitarist Lebo says. “This album is going to bridge that gap.”
Long acclaimed for their deft musicianship, potent songwriting, and astonishing on-stage interaction, the members of ALO have played together for more than two decades, with the current permutation now in its 10th year and counting. The band followed the release of 2010′s Jack Johnson-produced Man Of The World by doing what they do best: playing live, with highlights including the Halloween-themed “Haunted Carnival of Traveling Freaks & Frights” tour and their annual Tour d’Amour benefitting public music school programs.
In April 2011, ALO convened at San Francisco’s Mission Bells studio with no plans other than to make some music together. With studio owner/longtime collaborator David Simon-Baker assisting behind the board, the band opted to take the same improvisational tack towards recording as they do on stage. Any distinctions between pre-production and real recording would be shed, allowing for ALO’s instinctive spontaneity to make it to track.
“We thought, what if we started recording from the get-go,” Gill says, “instead of rehearsing, making songs, and then going into the studio. We decided to start the whole process all at once, with the intention of wanting things to feel really live.”
“Without a clear roadmap, we hit a lot of dead ends,” says drummer Dave Brogan says, “which forced us to create our way out of the morass. I think that helped us look to within ourselves,rather than outside influences, to bring the music to life.”
The band , all based in the Bay Area, Gill, who resides in sunny Santa Barbara, were also able to utilize a lifetime’s bag of tricks in a way the previous album’s sonic scope only suggested.
“The previous record was done in Hawaii, so we simply couldn’t fly with much,” bassist Steve Adams says. “Doing this one in San Francisco definitely made it easier to bring anything we wanted from home, Dave set up a more elaborate drum zone, Lebo had more guitars and amps, Zach brought up more keyboards. I had all my basses and a keyboard rig as well. Having a broader palette of sounds definitely had an influence on how the record turned out.”
In the past, ALO felt compelled to adjust their expansive songs to better suit the recorded format, trimming tracks to a more easily consumed length. While this certainly honed the band’s songwriting skills, ALO were now eager to let it all hang out, marking tracks like the bombastic “Dead Still Dance” with collage-like structures, deep dance grooves, and inventive, intricate solos. The inclusion of longer songs on Sounds Like This epitomizes “ALO being more comfortable with who ALO is,” according to Lebo.
“The truth is, longer songs come more naturally to us,” he continues. “In the past we’ve spent more time whittling the songs down because we felt that we needed to do so in order to ‘fit in.’ This time around, we let the songs be what they wanted to be, and sometimes that meant a long song.”
“There was a part of us that went,”Are we being a tad too indulgent?,’” says Gill, “but in the end we decided that we wouldn’t say we were being indulgent “we were being generous.”
ALO let their imagination run free, both musically and lyrically, resulting in such larger-than-life highlights as the Old West flight of fancy, “Cowboys and Chorus Girls” or the self-explanatory glitterball workout, “Room For Bloomin.” Where prior albums featured songs penned individually and then arranged by the band, this time out, ALO were determined that their collective spirit inform every groove.
“With collaborative writing, everyone’s personal stamp is in the DNA of the song,” Lebo says. “That makes these songs definitively ALO.”
At the heart of the album is ALO’s raucous reverie for days past, “Blew Out The Walls,” as well as its more subdued sibling, “Sounds Like That” (included exclusively as an iTunes bonus track). The track reverberates with the excitement and passion of a rock n’ roll band in its nascent stage, that magical moment where four friends first get together in someone’s basement for the sheer joy of making music together.
“I think we all were feeling the dream again,” Adams says, “remembering back to where it all started.”
All four members of ALO agree that a similar sense of excitement is currently spurring the band forward. Sounds Like This has imbued ALO with an audacious energy that is certain to infiltrate the band’s already spirited live shows, not to mention their next studio outing.
“Like all ALO albums, the next one will be a culmination of all the past albums and everything that happens in between,” Brogan says, “I don’t know if we’ll be so bold in our lack of planning next time, but I’m sure we’ll find some other way to challenge ourselves.”
“I love making records,” Gill says. “With this one done, now there’s the excitement of, what about the next one? Those juices are already brewing. I feel like we just cracked the ice so it’ll be exciting to see what happens next.”
The Infamous Stringdusters
The Infamous Stringdusters are doing something right. They’ve earned critical acclaim, from their inception, awards and nominations aplenty, host their own successful music festival, have their own record label and a quickly growing and enthusiastic fan base across the country. They sound like no one else, combining virtuosic chops on five traditional bluegrass instruments, with an ethos on pushing the genre forward. The Stringdusters are taking improvised string band music to new places, combining musicianship, songwriting and experimental performance. At each show you’ll see the band relaxed and having fun, while "podding up" and directing swells of energy from their fans.
Sarah Jarosz has as rich a skill set as anybody in acoustic music. She plays, not just one instrument, but enough of them to be a one-woman string band: mandolin, octave mandolin, clawhammer banjo and guitar. She sings – in supple tones that transcend the boundaries between folk and pop – and she writes – old-timey ballads and modern singer-songwriter ruminations alike.
Air Traffic Controller
Serving in the US Navy as areal-life air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent home4-track demos he had written and recorded during his deployment. With hisenlistment up, Munro returned to hometown Boston and discovered an impressive numberof fans, prompting the genesis of the aptly-named rock band Air TrafficController.
With a refreshing, modern day, indie rock sound resembling TheDecemberists, ATC further infuses its compositions with unforgettable popsensibilities in the vein of Petty, McCartney, and Springsteen. Munro keeps ithonest, with autobiographical lyrics and well-crafted storytelling reminiscentof classic singer/songwriters such as Paul Simon and Cat Stevens.
Orange Television is a psychedelic rock band from Western Massachusetts. Many have compared the sound to early Pink Floyd and a blend of Zeppelin crossing over with sounds of the 90’s such as Blind Melon and Pearl Jam.
The Fresh Beat Band
The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour Presented By Nickelodeon features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry) and Twist (Jon Beavers) performing The Fresh Beat Band hits from seasons one, two and three of the Nickelodeon live-action music series that teaches preschoolers about music appreciation. Songs performed include "Here We Go, "A Friend Like You, "Bananas," and "Just Like A Rockstar," among others. The first-ever The Fresh Beat Band soundtrack – The Fresh Beat Band: Music From The Hit TV Show -- is currently available on iTunes and in stores everywhere. The album features 19 catchy, preschool-friendly tracks also culled from three seasons of the TV series and has been number-one on the iTunes Children's Music chart since its release in January.
Nickelodeon will premiere a new episode of The Fresh Beat Band, "Keeping It Green," on Earth Day, Friday, April 20, at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The Fresh Beat Band debuted in 2009 and is now in its third season on Nickelodeon. The Fresh Beat Band centers on four best friends – Kiki, Shout, Marina and Twist – in a band who love to sing and dance. In each episode, preschoolers sing and dance along as they help The Fresh Beat Band solve everyday challenges. Preschoolers learn the fundamentals of music such as melody, rhythm, tempo and performance styles and the importance of friendship, working together, and respecting each other's differences. Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber and Jason Mraz have all hung out with the Fresh Beats and additional celebrity guests will appear throughout season three.
Check out the tour website -- http://www.freshbeatbandlive.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/freshbeatbandlive and for more Fresh Beat activities and fun go to http://www.nickjr.com/the-fresh-beat-band/.
Dan Zanes and Friends
This Fall Grammy-winners Dan Zanes and Friends will release Little Nut Tree, their first
family album in five years. As the official follow up album to the 2007 Grammy ™ winner
Catch That Train, the new album, which will be released September 13 on Zanes’ Festival Five
Records, is a return to the age-desegregated mixed musical bag approach that has earned Zanes
his place at the forefront of the family music movement.
Zanes recorded Little Nut Tree in his new homespun studio at Festival Five Records in Brooklyn
where friends and guests visited to hang around and collaborate. The album features the multitalented
singer/violinist/whistler Andrew Bird on the original song “I Don't Need Sunny Skies”;
funk/soul singer Sharon Jones brought her powerful voice to play in a duet with Zanes on the
Etta James and Sugar Pie DeSanto R&B classic “Down in the Basement”; West African group
the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars came out to Brooklyn for a jam on the album’s title track, a
cover of the Melodians’ “Little Nut Tree”; and Zanes’ long time friend Joan Osborne added her
Kentucky voice to another original “Everybody’s Going to be Happy.” Zanes also traveled to
downtown L.A. to record with the scrappy and soulful youth orchestra of the nonprofit
organization The Harmony Project with whom he performed during the winter of 2010.
Additional performances come from Zanes’ band (Sonia De Los Santos, Colin Brooks, Saskia
Lane and Elena Moon Park), newcomer Shine (aka Shawana Kemp) and many other past
collaborators including Father Goose, Barbara Brousal, Bonga, Simon Kirke, Donald Saaf,
and Tareq Abboushi.
The original version of the title track “Little Nut Tree” as played by the Jamaican rocksteady
group the Melodions has a special place in Zanes’ heart as it was the first recording that he ever
played for his daughter Anna. Although she is now 16 she has long been credited as his
inspiration to begin creating family music. According to all sources she still approves of his
music especially since he and the band performed at Lollapalooza last year.
In 2010 Time Magazine named Zanes “the family music genre’s most outspoken and eloquent
advocate.” As this calendar year marks 10 years of Festival Five Records and this is his 10th Dan
Zanes and Friends release, Zanes is as inspired as ever. “When I started making family music, or
21st century all ages social music, I wanted to try and create the updated version of the Folkways
records I grew up with. They had a homespun mix of old and new songs from a variety of
traditions that sounded like they were recorded on someone’s farm.” said Zanes. “It’s been
almost 5 years since Catch that Train!, our last release of this type and in that time not only have
we done a lot of singing but we've danced our tails off! I would say that Little Nut Tree is the
grooviest of the DZAF family series CDs although you could still nap to it if you needed to.”
Dan Zanes and Friends will continue their live performances nationwide in support of the new
release. The live concerts which the LA Times referred to as a "dance party, hootenanny for the
21st century" continue to receive much acclaim in the US and beyond. Dan Zanes and Friends
have performed outside the US in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Spain and Bahrain.
The band tours year round and regularly perform with local groups, particularly youth orchestras
and West African drum and dance ensembles. Fans can expect dates in major cities around the
About Dan Zanes and Festival Five Records
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Festival Five Records, the home of Dan Zanes and
Friends and their 21st-century handmade all-ages family music. Zanes began exploring agedesegregated
music after the birth of his daughter in 1994 and soon after decided to abandon a
pop music career, which had included four albums with Boston’s Del Fuegos, to form Festival
Five Records, his decidedly independent label, and pursue family music full time. His first
release Rocket Ship Beach was an immediate hit with families around America and ten years
later the Grammy award-winning artist is known widely as the leading man of the family music
genre. Among the several Parents Choice Award-winning, bestselling albums for kids and kid
sympathizers are the acclaimed House Party, Night Time!, ¡Nueva York!, and Catch That Train!,
which won the 2007 Grammy for “Best Musical Album for Children.” Music videos for Zanes’
songs have aired on The Noggin Network, Sesame Street and The Disney Channel’s “Playhouse
The KIDZ BOP Kids
KIDZ BOP 21, the latest volume in the best-selling KIDZ BOP audio series, has entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #2. KIDZ BOP 21 is the third consecutive KIDZ BOP title to debut at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and the 14th title to hit the Top 10 since the series launched in 2001. In Billboard history, only six other artists have had more #2 albums including, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Madonna, and Tim McGraw. KIDZ BOP has experienced tremendous growth with digital album sales up more than 70% from KIDZ BOP 20. This news coincides with the launch of KIDZ BOP Block Party!, on SiriusXM, the all-new interactive weekly radio show where kids can participate online by visiting KIDZBOP.com.
KIDZ BOP 21 also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Children’s Chart, where there are currently two other KIDZ BOP albums in the Top 10. The new release follows a chart-topping 2011 where the KIDZ BOP Kids ranked as the #1 Kids’ Artist of the year, above Big Time Rush, according to Billboard.
Cliff Chenfeld, Co-Founder of KIDZ BOP, said, “2012 is already off to an incredible start with the release of KIDZ BOP 21 and the launch of our new radio show on SiriusXM.” Craig Balsam, Co-Founder of KIDZ BOP, also added, “It’s going to be a very exciting year for KIDZ BOP with increasing digital album sales, new licensing partnerships, and the expansion of consumer products across key retailers.”
About KIDZ BOP LLC
KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S., featuring today’s most popular songs, sung by kids for kids. KIDZ BOP celebrates the authentic voice of kids across the entire brand—through music, videos, live appearances, licensed merchandise and its popular social networking and content sharing website, KIDZBOP.com. In 2011, the brand celebrated its 10th anniversary. KIDZ BOP CD titles have earned one Platinum® and nine Gold® certifications since their debut in 2001. KIDZ BOP’s last release, KIDZ BOP 20 debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart where it spent five consecutive weeks in the Top 10. Check out KIDZ BOP’s new weekly radio show, KIDZ BOP Block Party!, a new two-hour weekly radio show on Kids Place Live, every Friday at 6PM EST.
KIDZBOP.com is the leading SAFE social network and video sharing site for kids and tweens with one million registered members. The website allows kids to express themselves—as themselves—through unique online applications and proprietary functionality. Kids can star in video-based “Web Shows,” challenge each other to “Super Contests,” and build “Fan Pages” as part of KIDZBOP.com’s fun features. An introduction to social networking, the site also features a profile page for each member where they can chat with each other via a safe text messaging system. KIDZ BOP’s expert moderators have screened more than 35,000 hours of video content and nearly half a million photos before they were published to the site. KIDZBOP.com is also home to America’s biggest online talent search for kids 15 and under, KIDZ Star USA.
Josh & the Jamtones
Formed in 2011, Josh & the JamTones is the coolest music band performing for kids, children, and all families in Boston, Wellesley, Newton and greater Boston! Whether it's performing for major charities and family events, or rocking out your private birthday party at our Program & Performance Center in Wellesley, Josh & the JamTones never fails to deliver its promise of super awesome fun for the whole family! As you can see from the List of Events below, word is spreading fast about Josh & the JamTones!! You can request the band for your special event - size doesn't matter! - or you can check out our birthday party page and have the coolest and most unique birthday party for your special family member.
$20.00 - $65.00
All tickets are general admission.
This is a rain or shine event. Lineup subject to change.
Life is good Festival: Sunday Ticket with Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, ALO, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sarah Jarosz, Air Traffic Controller, Orange Television, The Fresh Beat Band, Dan Zanes and Friends, The KIDZ BOP Kids, Josh & the Jamtones
Sunday, September 23 · Doors 11:00AM / Show 11:30AM at Prowse Farm