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Kidchella Music Festival 2019


Jun 11, 2019 to Aug 9, 2019
04:30 PM until 07:30 PM

This event occurs monthly, on the second Friday of June, July and August.


Grammy and Award Nominees/Winners Perform at Smith Memorial Playground for 6th Annual Kidchella Music Festival

Smith Memorial Playground’s wildly popular Kidchella Music Festival is back for a sixth year with three fun-filled concerts for children and families scheduled for Friday, June 14, July 12 and August 9!  Each date will feature live music in the 6 ½ acre Playground by nationally acclaimed Children’s Music artists in addition to youth performances, arts stations, special giveaways, and yummy food trucks. 


At 4pm families are invited to Smith for free play in the Playground and youth arts performances and lawn games in the Youth Arts Zone.  Families may purchase dinner from a variety of popular food trucks or bring food for a picnic in the Playground.  The main concert will begin at 6pm and will feature a fantastic lineup of family-friendly music curated by


Kidchella 2019 Lineup:


Friday, June 14

Moona Luna (Latin Rock) + Johnny Shortcake (Funky Rock)


Moona Luna Is the Kindie group that The New York Daily News says is Providing “The Missing Soundtrack For Bilingual/Bicultural Kids.”


The Johnny Shortcake Show is a charming children's musical that is fun for the whole family. Themed around celebrating silliness, the show features soul music for children, teaches important life lessons, and feels like one big disco party.


Friday, July 12

The Pop Ups (Acoustic Electro Pop) + Lolly & YoYo (Interactive Pop)


The Pop Ups are a GRAMMY nominated children's musical duo based in Brooklyn, New York. Making their national TV debut on Sprout's "Sunny Side Up Show" in April 2014, the duo released their third album "Appetite For Construction" to critical acclaim in August 2014.


Lolly & YoYo is a high energy adventure based live shows use fun props such as parachutes, scarves, shakers, puppets and bubbles, that make every kid want to participate.


Friday, August 9

The Not-Its (Kindie Rock) + Lucy Kalantari (Grammy Award Winning Family Friendly Jazz)


For 10 years and counting, The Not-Its! have rocked kids and families with their up-tempo albums and live concerts that give children their first "rock show" experience.


Lucy Kalantari is a GRAMMY award winning songwriter, composer and producer based in Brooklyn, New York, making jazz age inspired music for families.


Kidchella is a rain or shine event.  Tickets are $10 per person (children age 1+ and adults) or $5 for Smith members and PA ACCESS cardholders.  Purchase tickets, memberships, and learn more at:


Support for Kidchella provided in part by Franke Group, Friends Central, WXPN’s Kids Corner,, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.


Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is a non-profit organization located in Philadelphia’s East Fairmount Park.  Founded in 1899, Smith welcomes visitors from more than 500 zip code areas.  The mission of Smith is to provide and promote opportunities for unstructured free play for children. Smith contributes to the development of healthy children, strong families, and safe communities by: 1) maintaining a proud tradition of free family admission; 2) partnering with community-based organizations to reach a diverse audience; and 3) advocating for the importance of play.  For more information about Smith please visit


$10 per person or $5 for Smith members and ACCESS cardholders


View map Smith Memorial Playground
3500 Reservoir Drive
Philadelphia, PA

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