Kindie Music LIVE!

We love Kindie music (that's independent music for kids - Kindie!) and there's only one thing better than listening to the latest songs from your favorite Kindie artists, and that is seeing them LIVE on stage! Below is a list of just some of the wonderful live music for families happening in our region in the coming months.

  • August 18: Alex & The Kaleidoscope / Kidchella @ Smith Playground, Philly
  • September 16: Two Of A Kind / Woof & Hoof Music Festival, Glenmoore, PA
  • November 4: Miss Nina Meets the Jungle Gym Jam / World Cafe Live, Philly
  • November 11: Alex and the Kaleidoscope / World Cafe Live, Philly

Kids Corner Stage
Philly Folk Festival
Sunday, August 20 
Upper Salford Township, PA

Sitting in for Kathy O'Connell this year to host the Kids Corner stage (near the WXPN tent) at the Philadelphia Folk Festival is longtime Kids Corner friend John Flynn! The Kids Corner stage will feature family-friendly performances at Noon by folk icon John McCutcheon and new friends of Kids Corner, Ants On A Log! The Folk Fest is a perfect family event, with puppeteers, jugglers, aerialists, storytellers, hands-on crafts and of course, the Kids Corner Stage! For more info, pfs.org

Hero School
Now through August 27
Theatre Horizon
Norristown, PA 

An exciting, on-your-feet adventure that lets YOU make decisions and be an active participant in the story, Hero School will transform Theatre Horizon into a training camp for superheroes. Audience members (a.k.a., heroes-in-training) will sharpen their super skills while going on an adventure that travels through multiple rooms in the theater. But, beware: when the school is menaced by the villainous Polonium Malograve, the students must put their skills to the test and work together to save the day. For more info, theatrehorizon.org

Alice In Wonderland Dance Camp 
August 14-18
Philadelphia, PA 
Cherry Hill, NJ

Pennsylvania Ballet’s Alice in Wonderland Dance Camp is a fun and exciting week that will bring to life the story of Alice and Wonderland through dance. The campers will enjoy making friends, learning to dance, and creating art that will be used in an end of camp performance. Held August 7-11 at Pennsylvania Ballet’s Studio and August 14-18 at Cherry Hill Croft Farm Arts Center for children ages 4-7, both will culminate with an in-studio performance of Alice in Wonderland. For more info, paballet.org

Summer of Space
The Franklin Institute

Philadelphia, PA 

With a total solar eclipse coming August 21, the Franklin Institute has proclaimed this the Summer of Space. The science museum’s summer programming will feature a wide variety of events, from workshops to movies and more. The Young Scientists Area, a special space for younger visitors to the museum, will allow young science enthusiasts to learn about astronomy and engineering, with Lego bricks included. For more info, fi.edu

Block By Block Party
Sat/Sun, Sept 16/17
University of the Sciences 
Philadelphia, PA

The Block By Block Party is a gaming event for kids who love Minecraft! Minecraft-themed festivities include arts and craft, Lego build challenges, Minecraft Karaoke, face painting and more. The Block Party will support bringing hi-tech educational tools to Philly public schools and raise funds for Public Citizens for Children and Youth. For more info, pccy.org

David Rogers’
Big Bugs
Now through August 29
Tyler Arboretum 
Media, PA

Be awed and inspired by artist David Rogers’ Big Bugs, 10 gigantic insect sculptures on parade through the Arboretum. Made from natural materials, they remind us in a big way of the vital role insects play in the environment.  For more, visit tylerarboretum.org