Redwood City is pleased to offer its kids music series for the seventh year. Four live music concerts on Sundays throughout the summer will be MCd by Andy-Z, the Master of Music and Play, bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square for the joy of kids and adults alike.
Sponsored by Redwood City’s Public Library and Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department
2019 Kidchella Schedule
June 23, 2019 -The Hipwaders
Listed as one of “25 Best Bands for Kids” by Time Out New York Kids, The Hipwaders will be performing their quirky, all-ages rock’n’roll for kids & families. The band has had several top ten songs on Sirius/XM Radio including the #1 songs, “Hey, Josie!” and “Educated Kid”. They’ve won numerous Parents’ Choice Awards and National Association of Parent Publication Awards.
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July 21, 2019 – Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies
Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies, a fun, funky, upbeat Reggae, Rockin’ and Rollin’ Band, returns to Kidchella bringing back its FUN interactive experience for young children and kids of all ages to full grown movers and shakers. This FUNktastic band was founded by Josh Friedman (Purple Fox) in 2014 and is based in Silicon Valley. Our Sophomore album, “The Something of Love,” won the Tillywig and the NAPPA Awards for 2018. It’s a celebration of kindness and sharing with songs bringing kids and grownups together. Our performance includes our “Manners Suite,” teaching kindness while practicing our manners through songs. Come join us for the fun.
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August 18, 2019 – Octopretzel
Octopretzel is… a tangle of five Bay Area musicians, educators and parents – friends that originally came together for backyard jams. Over the years, as we developed our careers and grew our families, the music we created together continued to inspire us, and thus we formed our band. The name Octopretzel was coined by one of our then 4yr old kids, and it stuck.
The music, comprised of original songs as well as traditional favorites, is whimsical and fun, with an underlying sensitivity for nature, feelings and story-telling. Best described as folk music, our songs cross generations and genres, weaving together many different musical styles, instruments and themes. Our intention is to create music that can be enjoyed by humans of all ages – children, and their parents too.
“Octopretzel is… Fantastically folksy, magically musical, dreamily danceable and singably sweet for humans of all ages!”
September 8, 2019 – Andy Z and the Andyland Band
Andy Z is a multiple award-winning children’s performer, singer/songwriter and educator who combines music, movement, storytelling and colorful characters to create an experience that keeps kids engaged and families entertained.
Andy’s performances have earned him rave reviews and high-profile appearances on the Pandora Video Series, Pottery Barn Kids Stylehouse website, and his Andyland Band has been featured at events including Austin City Limits Music Festival (TX), Strings Music Festival (CO), Facebook Scare On The Square and Family Day Events, San Ramon Art & Wind Festival, Marine Science Institute’s Earth Day on the Bay, Filoli Estate Family Night, and the long-running Redwood City Events series’ – Kidchella and Almost Mother’s Day.
Andy’s music has been heard on NBC’s Today Show and has received many accolades, including Disney’s iParenting Media Award, Parent’s Choice Foundation Award, National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA), and Tillywig Top Fun Award.