Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse recently announced that their popular Kidchella Music Festival is returning and set to take place in person on the their 6 ½ acre Playground. Taking place June 23rd, July 21st, and August 18th this festival is all about the kids and will feature plenty of live music and interactive entertainment.
So don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair and soak up the live music experience, starting with mini pre-show performances, activities, snacks, giveaways, and delicious food truck options at 4 PM. The real magic kicks off with the main concert from 5:30-7:00 pm, featuring sensational local and nationally acclaimed children’s music artists.
June’s concert is FREE, courtesy of Wawa Welcome America. Tickets for July and August performances will be available for $12 per person (adults and children of walking age) or $6 for Smith members and PA ACCESS cardholders. Kidchella is a rain -or- shine event. Learn more and purchase tickets at: http://smithplayground.org/
Kidchella 2023 Lineup
Friday, June 23: Alex & the Kaleidoscope + Johnny Shortcake
Friday, July 21: ILL Doots + Kendrah Butler-Waters
Friday, August 18: City Love + Jams For Junior Jawns
Emmy Award-winning Alex & the Kaleidoscope is an interactive music entertainment brand that inspires children to learn through the power of songs. More
The Johnny Shortcake Show is a charming children’s musical that is fun for the whole family. Themed around celebrating silliness, the show features soul music for children, teaches important life lessons, and feels like one big disco party. More
ILL DOOTS is a talented musical collective known for their genre-defying music and high-energy live performances. Their name, which stands for “I Love Living & I Love Learning,” reflects their passion for using personal experiences of curiosity and learning to create transformative art. More
An accomplished pianist, violinist, vocalist, composer, and educator, Kendrah Butler-Waters, blends jazz, classical, and gospel music to create a melodious and enchanting experience families are sure to enjoy. More
City Love is a West Philly-based social justice music and education group that uses songs to spread love, hope, dialogue, justice, and healing. More
Jams for Junior Jawns is a family-friendly musical experience. This group of teachers and musicians is all about getting the party started with original tunes and classic favorites that everyone will love, no matter their age! More