Sundays in 2018
June 24, July 22, August 19 and September 9
11am-1pm Courthouse Square (map)
Because Kids Get To Rock Too!
Redwood City is proud to offer our kids music series for a sixth year! 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 along with an inflatable play-land 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”.
Alison Faith Levy 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 early childhood music specialist at the PJCC Preschool, and will be performing songs from her well-known children’s albums, World of Wonder and The Start of Things, plus some familiar favorites and special surprises. She is currently busy writing and recording her new album for families, You Are Magic. Alison and the band can’t wait to rock the big stage in Courthouse Square for their favorite gig of the summer!
Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies is a FUN, Funky, Hip Hop, Rockin' and Rollin' Band based in Silicon Valley that will once again bring its FUN interactive experience for kids and kids of all ages, to the full-grown movers and shakers! Started by Josh Friedman (Purple Fox Josh), this live phunktastic band is excited about its return engagement to Kidchella. Come on by for the FUN, singing and dancing, and more!!
"For Josh Friedman, it’s all about fun. With colorful outfits, catchy songs and energetic fellow musicians, he’s happily fronting the kids band Purple Fox and The Heebie Jeebies. The musicians keep heads bopping and feet tapping with horns, background singers, guitar, bass, and drums, plus vocalist Purple Fox Josh on ukulele." Paul Freeman, The Mercury News
Listed as one of “25 Best Bands for Kids” by TimeOut New York Kids, The Hipwaders perform all-ages rock ‘n’ roll for kids & families. The band has had several top ten songs on XM/SIRIUS Radio including #1 songs, ”Hey Josie!” & "Educated Kid.” Since 2005 they’ve released 6 award-winning albums, performed across the US and continue to perform throughout the SF Bay Area.
“The Beatles of the genre, the kindie kings, the one and only, mighty, mighty Hipwaders…quite simply, they are a great power pop band that just happens to play music for children.” - Rob Smith, POPDOSE Click here for video.
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.