As Brooklyn sets the stage, get ready to rock out this weekend at the second annual Kindiefest. The three-day kiddie music conference, described by Time Out New York Kids as “a mini South by Southwest for the preschool set,” will feature a public music festival on Sunday.
After growing out of showcases in 2007 and 2008, last year marked Kindiefest’s innaugural year for the family music conference. The kid-centric music conference, which takes place April 30 through May 2, 2010 at Littlefield NYC in Brooklyn, includes industry-oriented events including the first-night party, keynote, two days of panels and a public festival on Sunday.
Though I try to cover music as much as I can on Monday here on NKT for “Music Monday,” admittedly, I’m such a novice, and am always trying to learn as much as possible about the family music genre. The conference segment of Kindiefest, geared to artists, producers, labels, and publicists, includes panels such as Old School Meets New School and Gigs and Venues: From Libraries to Festivals and Everywhere in Between. I’m kind of wishing I could sit in on the conference and panels, to learn more about the behind the scenes of the family music industry, and to see what makes these kid music influencers tick.
The Recess Monkeys are among the performers at KindieFest's music festival on Sunday, May 2.
Nevertheless, I’ll be on the lookout for tweets and updates from some of my blogger friends who, I’m sure, will be reporting from the frontlines. However, I’m most excited about Kindiefest’s festival, which is geared to anyone and everyone that loves music. The festival will showcase the ecclectic sounds of Bill Harley, Recess Monkey, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Clementown, The Royal Order of Chords and Keys and Ralph Covert. Tickets cost $15 for an entire family, which is quite a bargain considering that many concerts in the area cost more than that for just one ticket!
If you’re in the NYC area this weekend, be sure to help support the family music industry by checking out the Kindiefest public festival. If you’re heading to the Kindiefest festival on Sunday, let me know!
Kindiefest- The family music festival
May 2, 2010
Brooklyn NY, 11217
Tickets are $15 (free for infants)
Doors will open at 11:30