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

Digital Sing along with Dan The Music Man

Join NYC based children’s performer and guitarist Dan the Music Man for an online sing-along.

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Rolie Polie Guacamole Sing Along

The musicians from local kindie rockers Rolie Polie Guacamole host Facebook live sing alongs Monday through Thursday.  $10 suggested donation.

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Jam With Jaime

Join free virtual jam sessions from talented performers across the nation organized by local musician/educator Jam With Jaime.

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CAMP Virtual Birthday Parties

Join free virtual birthday parties with experiential toy store CAMP. You can invite friends for a magic show, dancing, and a sing-a-long. Also download their free weekly activity book.

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Dan Zanes Social Isolation Songs

>GRAMMY winner Dan Zanes and his multi-talented wife Claudia post daily videos of traditional and folk songs with a modern edge. Includes inspirational, informational notes on the songs.

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Broadway Song/Storytime

Broadway stars share favorite stories along with some singing and wiggling to favorite songs. Presented by Broadway Babysitters. Recommended age 2–6 years old. Space is limited, so sign up as…

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Free Songs For Seeds

Join a free Songs For Seeds music class for babies through age 6. Gather some instruments & scarves (pots and pans and dishtowels work too). Sign up for their newsletter…

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Moosiki Kids Sinalong

Join musical storytime with Moosiki Kids fostering a love of reading at a young age with stories and sing along for kids 5 and under. Join on Zoom to sing,…

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