Check out videos of the bands headlining the the shorties’ show.
By Matthew de la Peña and Judy Sutton Taylor|
Dan Zanes "Malti" August 4 at 3:15pm; August 5 at 4:05pm This danceable classic from the kindie icon is an instant mood-lifter.
Purple Apple "Lay Down" August 3 at 2:30pm; August 4 at 12:30pm These three Glenview teens and their twentysomething babysitter will rock your socks off. Promise.
Andrew Christopoulos "Know Your Name" August 3 at 4pm; August 5 at 2:30pm The 17-year-old Chicagoan spent a month secluded in the California redwoods writing songs with his musician dad.
Quinn Sullivan "My Sweet Guitar" August 4 at 2:30pm, August 5 at 1:30pm We’re not overselling this one: The 13-year-old guitar prodigy has played alongside blues legends Buddy Guy and B.B. King.
Peter DiStefano & Tor "Jumping Jack Flash" August 5 at 3:15pm A man of many talents, former Porno for Pyros guitarist Peter DiStefano enjoys skateboarding and surfing. And the Kidza cofounder just debuted an experimental new show, Stealing Time, at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in July.
The Verve Pipe "When One Became Two" August 3 at 3:15pm, August 4 at 4:05pm The band behind the moody ’90s singalong hit The Freshmen“ goes kindie!
Laura Doherty "Shining Like A Star" August 3 11:30am, August 5 at 11:30am
We can never get enough of the Old Town School of Folk Music teacher’s angelic voice.
Harrison Ivaz "Sweet & Sunny" August 3 at 12:30pm, August 4 at 11:30am
The 13-year-old rocker wrote this tune to support anti-bullying efforts.
The Happiness Club "Not for Me" August 5 at 12:30pm
These local teens have performed for President Obama and former President Clinton.
School Rock "Under Pressure" August 3 at 1:30pm; August 4 at 1:30pm Young musicians from this Chicago school jam on classic-rock covers.