PHILADELPHIA – Kids Rock Philly is no recital — be prepared for a rock ‘n roll show that will leave you breathless in more ways than one! It’s an unconventional collaboration between School of Rock, LiveConnections, and World Cafe Live that will take place on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 1PM to 7PM.
The February event is the inaugural Kids Rock Philly: A Benefit For LiveConnections. Over 400 kids from five regional Schools of Rock will perform in a six hour festival-style concert across both stages at World Cafe Live. All proceeds will benefit the music nonprofit LiveConnections, which provides innovative musical education opportunities for under-resourced schools in the greater Philadelphia region.
“Kids Rock Philly is all about kids helping kids through the power of music. What could be better than that?” said Festival Co-Founder Hal Real.
The five School of Rock venues in the Philadelphia region host more than 500 kids every week, teaching them not only how to rock, but how to build confidence, how to work together, and have fun in the process. Now, through their work with LiveConnections, the Kids Rock Philly event is also teaching these students the value and importance of community philanthropy, using their time and amazing talents.
The feel-good musical afternoon will take place at World Cafe Live, where food and beverage will be available throughout the afternoon. On the Downstairs stage, dozens of talented young bands will play an eclectic mix of the greatest rock music of all time. The Upstairs stage will feature a unique showcase of original material and compositions by School Of Rock students who have been writing and performing their own music.
Tickets to the February 25 event are now on sale at kidsrockphilly.com. Individual tickets are $20, and a 6-pack “School of Rock Family” package is $69. School of Rock members can purchase tickets for $14. Tickets may be purchased at the door, if the event is not sold out. Ticket price at the door is $15 for all guests, including School of Rock families and friends. Sponsorship opportunities are also available; visit kidsrockphilly.com for more information.
Kids Rock Philly Music Festival to benefit LiveConnections
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Doors open at 12PM; festival starts at 1PM
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
School of Rock helps young and aspiring musicians define themselves and develop the tools they need to work their world…and ours. We believe the best way to learn music is to play music, which is why we take students from the lesson room to the stage as quickly as possible. With programs designed for all skill levels, our unique approach develops students’ confidence and musicianship in a safe and fun community. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, School of Rock has become a growing international franchise, operating over 170 schools in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Philippines, Chile, Australia, and South Africa. As the leader in performance-based music education, we’re passionate about creating a legacy of music for the future by helping your kids succeed in music and beyond. More info at schoolofrock.com.
Founded in 2008, LiveConnections creates unique programs that inspire learning and build community through collaborative music-making. We approach live music as an essential social and educational experience that helps create engaged and well-rounded global citizens. Bridge Sessions, our signature interactive educational performances, blend live music with hands-on activities, introducing students from Philadelphia public schools and people with disabilities to diverse musical cultures. Our in-school and after-school residencies provide students from under-resourced schools with sustained, in-depth music-making experiences. In addition, our critically acclaimed LiveConnections Presents concert series features unique artist collaborations and boundary-crossing new music. We are a nonprofit organization in residence at World Cafe Live. For more information, visit liveconnections.org