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The Rock and Roll Playhouse announced its full summer 2018 season, hosted in New York City at Brooklyn Bowl, Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre and Industry
City. In addition to its New York City line-up, the summer season will include a pair of shows at the Ardmore Music
Hall in Philadelphia on July 15 and August 5. The tenth season of the weekly children's concert series will feature the music of The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Bob Dylan, Simon
& Garfunkel, Fela Kuti, Janet
Jackson, the music of Hamilton and more.
The Playhouse has also announced a multi-city Father's Day celebration featuring The Music
of The Grateful Dead
for Kids, and will host special concerts in New York City, Los Angeles, Nashville, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Berkeley
and Boulder on June 16-17. Talented special guests will join the Playhouse around the country for the celebration, including members of Wigjam & Halfstep (Industry City, New York), DeadiKates (The Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl, New York), Bearly Dead (Boston), Marc Brownstein of The Disco
Biscuits & Mike Greenfield of Lotus (Philadelphia), Bill Grady & Co (Chicago), Charlie Humphreys & Friends
(Boulder), Dan Horne & Friends
(Los Angeles), Ross James
(Berkeley), and Los Colognes (Nashville).
For the first time ever, The Playhouse has collaborated with Newport Folk Presents® to host a pair of concerts featuring The Music
of Bob Dylan
for Kids, which will be held at Brooklyn Bowl on June 24, and at The Sinclair in Boston
on July 15.
Read co-founder Amy Striem's interview with Billboard discussing the mission of the Playhouse.
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a weekly children's music workshop-series that creates "a space within which they can discover new comfort zones with and around music" (WHERE IN New York). Created by entrepreneur and owner of The Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl, Peter
Shapiro, and Amy Striem, a certified early childhood and elementary teacher, The Rock and Roll Playhouse uses music to educate children and explore their creativity. Since its founding in 2013 at its flagship venue, Brooklyn Bowl, the Rock and Roll Playhouse has hosted over 400 concerts exploring the music of five decades and diverse genres, from David
Bowie to Bob Marley
to the Red Hot Chili
Peppers to Elton John, and expanded to eight cities and ten venues.
Past special guests Questlove, Phil Lesh, Warren Haynes, Joe Russo, Ross James, DJ Cochon De Lait, Alyssa Cowitt, The Terrapin Family Band, Stella
Blues Band, and StevenSteven (Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips
and Steve Burns, original host of Blues Clues) have all joined the party to perform for, educate, and inspire young music fans.
The idea for The Playhouse came to Shapiro, a parent of two young children, after he discovered first-hand a lack of regular programming in New York City that combined his passion for live music and his family. He collaborated with Striem, then an administrator at his daughter's nursery school, to help fill this void that they felt many other parents also shared. Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of children under 10 sing-a-longs, dancing, stories, activities and an opportunity to rock out. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child's lifelong journey with live music and rock 'n' roll.
Fatherly says: "It's easy to see why the Playhouse is so successful... to be able to share that fun with your kid is... a dream." Read their conversation with Peter
Shapiro, exploring his "eureka" moment for the Playhouse.
What you need to know:
· Brooklyn Bowl shows are hosted on Sundays; doors open at 12:00PM and the shows are from 12:30PM-1:30PM; admission is $12.
For the first time ever, Rock and Roll Playhouse regulars can purchase discounted Brooklyn Bowl summer passes. The passes offer half-price admission for all Brooklyn Bowl shows, available in two-month (July-August) and three-month (June-August) packages. All dates and line-ups are subject to change. No refunds will be issued due to date or lineup changes. Only available via Ticketfly.
2 Month Pass: 1/2 price admission for every show in July and August / $54 / Minimum Purchase: 2
3 Month Pass: 1/2 price admission for every show in June, July and August / $78 / Minimum Purchase: 2
· Garcia's shows are hosted on Saturdays; doors open at 2:30PM and the shows are from 3:00PM-4:00PM; admission is $12.
City shows are hosted on Wednesdays and Saturdays
and all events are free. On Wednesdays, the show is from 5:30PM-7:30PM and include Face Painting with The Cheeky Chipmunk. On Saturdays, the show is from 12:30PM-2:30PM.
· Ardmore Music
Hall's shows are hosted on Sundays; doors open at 11:00AM and the shows are from 11:30AM-12:30PM; admission is $15.
Children under one are free for all shows.
Full dates and tickets for the Playhouse summer season (all cities and shows) below.
Summer 2018 Rock and Roll Playhouse Schedule & Tickets: http://therockandrollplayhouse.com/