Time for indoor dance parties! Here are a few of our favorite local bands with kid-friendly content to tunes that rock for all ages.

Many are hosting interactive online concerts (see a complete list compiled by Mil's Trills). Rock out to our playlist and see our podcast & audio books guide for more listening pleasure.

The Laurie Berkner Band

Catchy tunes and clever lyrics from the queen of kindie rock compel all ages to stomp like dinosaurs and brush their teeth like goldfish. Other favorite danceable tunes from her 20+ year career include Victor Vito and I'm Gonna Catch You and so many more.

Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats

Upbeat ukulele ditties by this Grammy-award winner evoke the jazz age with swinging beats (but with uplifting, kid-friendly lyrics). Sing/scat along and smile to Fantastic or make a bilingual salad with La Cosecha.

 

They Might Be Giants

The quirky band that taught the 90s that Istanbul once was Constantinople also made fantastic, educational kids albums about science, letters and numbers (plus the catch Mickey Mouse clubhouse soundtrack. Lean more geography in the Alphabet of Nations, rock out to I Am a Paleontologist or set goals to I Never Go to Work.

Tim Kubart

The retro pop songs of this cutie Grammy winner celebrate everyday moments like family breakfasts and backyard swinging - perfect for latin-tinged Dancing in the Kitchen.

GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD

Meet a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and is living out an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods. Meet bizarre characters from a snake who loves socks and a monster cake with hand-drawn animations and a rocking sound.

Annie & The Natural Wonder Band

These creators of catchy interactive songs  about the wonders of nature (whim we first discovered at the Bronx Zoo) have been around so long that a track on their beloved On Safari album instructs listeners to turn the tape to side 2. But their tunes are timeless, fact-filled and encourage moving like like hip hippopotamus, county frogs and bitter butterflies.

STREAMING CONCERTS

The Magic Flute

The currently closed Met Opera streams the English-language, abridged, family-friendly adaptation of Mozart’s sublime and mystical journey. Julie Taymor’s fanciful production features giant bear puppets, boys flying on dragons and…

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CMA Live: Music Time with Tom

Join Tom Burnett, CMA Director of Early Childhood Programs, moms, dads, toddlers, and tikes for an online music time experience with familiar songs, interactive gestures, drumming, and even drawing.

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Broadway Bees Online Musical Theater Classes

Learn to dance, sing and act to favorite show tunes with Broadway teaching artists. Collaboration, work ethics, respect and friendship encouraged. Daily and weekly options available. At 11 am, toddlers…

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Met Opera Free Student Streams: Così Fan Tutte

Watch Mozart’s effervescent comedy of young love and infidelity, set in a boardwalk amusement park inspired by Coney Island in the 1950s. Gorgeous arias in balloon rides.  Download illustrated synopsis…

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Ramblin’ Dan Zoom Classes

Local musician Ramblin’ Dan brings costumes, instruments, props, books, his guitar and music online to help entertain and educate kids in small interactive classes.

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Turn Up The Love Summer Concert Series

Rock out online with favorite kids musicians including Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and Tim Kubart. Presented by Life is Good Playmakers and Jammin With You.

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Live Laurie Berkner Breaks

Get up and move, learn and play with beloved kindie rocker Laurie Berkner and her catchy, clever songs.

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Laurie Berkner Dino Beach Party Concert

Join beloved kindie rocker Laurie Berkner for a 1-hour+ LIVE interactive, solo, virtual performance for the whole family. Sing, dance, & play games through your device with Laurie as she…

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Camp Beyond the Ink

Joinan engaging, immersive, and educational music and arts online summer camp for childre. Attend interactive online workshops to explore the stories that music can tell and learn how to listen…

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Hudson RiverKids

Hudson RiverKids goes virtual with a great lineup of local musicians and entertainers including Bilingual Birdies, Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets, Sweetbeatz, City Stomp, Suzi Shelton, Ramblin’ Dan’s Freewheelin’ Band, Story Pirates and Kid…

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