Sundays in 2017
June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10
11am-1pm Courthouse Square (map)
Because Kids Get To Rock Too!
Redwood City is proud to offer our kids music series for a fourth year! Now for FOUR Sundays this summer, the ubiquitous Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square. Sponsored by Redwood City's Public Library and Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, this series will provide a safe and fun environment for kids to dance and enjoy live music from 11am to 1pm. Your family will be thrilled to enjoy free live music, along with an inflatable play-land at the Kidchella this summer!
Redwood City-born kindie-rock artist Andy Z literally feels right at home MC'ing kids rock concert series, Kidchella. In addition to performing live for hundreds of audiences every year, and at such prominent national music festivals as Strings Music Festival in Colorado and Austin City Limits Festival in Texas, he has guest deejayed on the national radio shows Spare The Rock Spoil The Child and Hilltown Family Variety Show. As a celebrity, he appeared with Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson) at the joint event "Stars In The Park", and with San Francisco Giants mascot “Lou Seal”, leading the Highlander Little League Opening Day crowd in a rousing rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”.
Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies is a Fun, Funky, Hip Hop, Rockin' and Rollin' Band based in Silicon Valley. We bring that FUN interactive experience for young children, kids of all ages, to the full-grown movers and shakers! Started by Josh Friedman in late 2014, this live phuntastic band brings the FUN to everyone and is excited about performing at Kidchella. We love the funk, do you love the funk? Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies will get you dancing in the streets :)!! Come on by and have some FUN with us!! Video
"The children loved dancing to their music and Josh was so interactive with them! Thank you again!" ~Liz Devlin Assistant Director Kids Connection Preschool Foster City CA
"It was a fantastic show for our Mommy and Me morning and well received by all. Looking forward to the next one!!"
~Katelyn House Marketing Coordinator Santana Row, San Jose CA
The Hipwaders have had several top ten songs on XM/SIRIUS Radio including #1 songs, ”Hey Josie!” & "Educated Kid”. The Hipwaders have recorded 5 albums including a NAPPA award-winning album of original Christmas songs. Their latest release, 2011’s “The Golden State”, recently received a NAPPA Gold Award. "In the same spirit of completely wonderful, whimsical and musically gifted treats for the young set is the Bay Area-based Hipwaders, pulling off some brilliantly fun and surprisingly hip songs extolling touchstones of childlike glee including art cars and dinosaurs. With Devo influences the post-mod-rock trio lays some serious grooves and invokes the best spirits of They Might be Giants, Schoolhouse Rocks and The Beatles’ veiled odes to decadence that were so brilliant no one cared what they were about. The Hipwaders are on a great path to immortality [...] that speaks to children of all ages and can be reinterpreted on multiple cultural and spiritual levels. Indeed we all might be hip-deep soon."
~ DJ Pusspuss, SF Bay Times Click here for video.
Alison Faith Levy, formerly "Sippy Alison" of The Sippy Cups, is a beloved Bay Area children’s musician, performer, composer, and educator. She is thrilled to bring her high-energy Big Time Tot Rock band to Redwood City’s Kidchella Festival for the fifth year in a row! Her live show engages kids and families in all kinds of dancing, jumping, spinning, wiggling, pretend play and other silliness - all to the strains of her colorful, upbeat retro pop tunes. Alison is the preschool music specialist at the Peninsula JCC and has also created a full-length stage musical for families based on her album World of Wonder. She’ll be playing songs from her latest album for children, The Start of Things, plus lots of old favorites and some special surprises. Alison and the band can’t wait to rock the big stage in Courthouse Square for their favorite gig of the summer!
Andy Z, winner of Disney Interactive's iParenting Media Award, delights kids and kids-at-heart with his musical adventures in the make-believe world of Andyland. His music has been heard on NBC's Today Show and his performances have been featured in the Pandora Video Series and on the Pottery Barn Kids Style house website. Children are drawn in by his energetic music that runs the gamut from educational to just plain silly; dance songs to sing-a-longs to full body movement. Genres include rock, British pop, jazz, folk, country, hip-hop, blues, Irish and classic traditional kids’ tunes. The Andyland Band makes the most of the harmonic energy provided by an electric performance and feature props and costumes. Their dynamic performances are not to be missed. Click here for Videos.