Get the Details on 2 Big Summer Concert Series for Kids!
Attention parents, guardians, sitters, or anyone supervising kids this summer. Two of Philly’s biggest kid friendly attraction are hosting their own summer concert series, perfect for little ones who love to jam out. Both the Smith Memorial Playground (3500 Reservoir Dr) & The Philadelphia Zoo (3400 W Girard Ave) will feature live kid friendly bands and musicians all-summer-long.
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse’s wildly popular Kidchella Music Festival will continue for a fourth year on Friday, June 16, July 21, and August 18 with support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the PA Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia Family, and MetroKids. This year, the festival will include a Youth Arts Zone on Smith’s front lawn in addition to the main stage concerts in Smith’s 6.5 acre Playground emceed by Kathy O’Connell of WXPN’s Kids Corner and featuring six nationally acclaimed Children’s Music artists.
Beginning at 4pm, families are invited to enjoy a youth music stage run by aspiring music industry professionals from Jr. Music Executive and featuring additional performances by The Village of Arts and Humanities and Settlement Music School; arts stations led by The Village of Arts and Humanities ceramics and photography students; and a variety of popular food trucks.
At 6pm, families will enjoy a fantastic lineup of family-friendly music curated by Jeff Bogle of Out With The Kids that include performances by Karen K and the Jitterbugs, Deedle Deedle Dees, The Not-Its, Chibi Kodama, Alex and the Kaleidoscope, and Pears 4 Bears.
The Philadelphia Zoo | June 13th-August 22nd
Philadelphia Zoo is proud to host many of the area’s top family-friendly performers for this outdoor concert series, as they bring the joy and art of creating and performing live children’s music to a whole new level. All concerts are free with Zoo admission and take place on Impala Lawn, so be sure to pack a comfy blanket and snacks. It’s one summer event that you don’t want to miss! Concerts begin at 11 a.m. on Impala Lawn (or in the Treehouse if it’s raining).
June 13 Yosi and the Superdads
June 27 Ernie and Neal
July 11 Steve Pullara & the Cool Beans Band
July 25 Cris & Lou
August 8 The Paisley Pickles
August 22 Lolly & Yoyo
*Performers are subject to change