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Kidchella
Sundays in 2014
July 13th, August 10th and September 14th
11am-1pm

Courthouse Square (map)
Because Kids Get To Rock Too!
Redwood City is proud to offer our kids music series for a second year! For three Sundays this summer, the ubiquitous Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square. Sponsored by Redwood City's Public Library and Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, this series will provide a safe and fun environment for kids to dance and enjoy live music from 11am to 1pm. The first event on July 13th will feature The Hipwaders, on August 10th, Alison Faith Levy's Big Time Tot Rock will take the stage, and on September 15th, our own emcee, Andy Z will perform with The Andyland Band to complete the series! Your family will be thrilled to enjoy free live music, along with an inflatable play-land at the Kidchella series this summer!

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Andy Z

About Emcee "MC" Andy Z
Redwood City-born kindie-rock artist Andy Z literally feels right at home MC'ing the new kids rock concert series Kidchella. In addition to performing live for hundreds of audiences every year, he has guest deejayed on the national radio shows Spare The Rock Spoil The Child and Hilltown Family Variety Show. As a celebrity, he appeared with Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson) at the joint event "Stars In The Park", and with San Francisco Giants mascot “Lou Seal”, leading the Highlander Little League Opening Day crowd in a rousing rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”.

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hipwaders

July 13, 2014
The Hipwaders

The Hipwaders have had several top ten songs on XM/SIRIUS Radio including #1 songs, ”Hey Josie!” & "Educated Kid”. The Hipwaders have recorded 5 albums including a NAPPA award-winning album of original Christmas songs. Their latest release, 2011’s “The Golden State”, recently received a NAPPA Gold Award. "In the same spirit of completely wonderful, whimsical and musically gifted treats for the young set is the Bay Area-based Hipwaders, pulling off some brilliantly fun and surprisingly hip songs extolling touchstones of childlike glee including art cars and dinosaurs. With Devo influences the post-mod-rock trio lays some serious grooves and invokes the best spirits of They Might be Giants, Schoolhouse Rocks and The Beatles’ veiled odes to decadence that were so brilliant no one cared what they were about. The Hipwaders are on a great path to immortality [...] that speaks to children of all ages and can be reinterpreted on multiple cultural and spiritual levels. Indeed we all might be hip-deep soon."
~ DJ Pusspuss, SF Bay Times
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Alison Faith Levy's Big Time Tot Rock

August 10, 2014
Alison Faith Levy’s Big Time Tot Rock

Alison Faith Levy, formerly "Sippy Alison" of the beloved Bay Area band for children, The Sippy Cups, is a nationally renowned children's musician based in San Francisco. She is thrilled to be returning to Redwood City with her Big Time Tot Rock band, and can't wait to get everyone dancing and singing along with her colorful, whimsical interactive rock show for families.

Since releasing her debut solo kids album, World of Wonder, Alison has been performing all over the Bay Area and beyond, as well as teaching her own "Big Time Tot Rock" music classes for toddlers and preschoolers. She brings a freewheeling rock n' roll energy to acoustic guitar and piano tunes, and each song in her live show encourages children (and adults) to participate in all kinds of active silly ways including dancing, singing, making animal sounds, pretending, jumping, spinning and wiggling! Score one for the parents: her Big Time Tot Rock band includes members of well-known Bay Area indie bands The Orange Peels and The Corner Laughers. 

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AndyZ September 14, 2014
Andy Z and the Andyland Band

Andy Z, winner of Disney Interactive's iParenting Media Award, delights kids and kids-at-heart with his musical adventures in the make-believe world of Andyland. His music has been heard on NBC's Today Show and his performances have been featured in the Pandora Video Series and on the Pottery Barn Kids Stylehouse website. Children are drawn in by his energetic music that runs the gamut from educational to just plain silly; dance songs to sing-a-longs to full body movement. Genres include rock, British pop, jazz, folk, country, hip-hop, blues, Irish  and classic traditional kids’ tunes. The Andyland Band makes the most of the harmonic energy provided by an electric performance and feature props and costumes. Their dynamic performances are not to be missed. Click here for Videos.

 

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