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Free concert series for kids at Madison Square Park kicks off on June 11

Head to Madison Square Park all summer long to see some of the best names in children's music—everyone from Recess Monkey to Shine and the Moonbeams—perform.

Madison Square Park Kids Concerts

Madison Square Park Kids Concerts Photograph: Courtesy of Madison Square Park Conservancy

Kids may have to wait a few years until they can hit up big music events like Coachella and the Governors Ball, but that doesn't mean they can't be musical festival junkies this summer. On June 11, our friends at Madison Square Park (we hosted Spring Kids Fest with them in May!) kick off the 11th installment of their über popular summer outdoor concert series, Mad. Sq. Kids 2013 with a performance by Steve Songs. The series, which runs through August 8, features an impressive list of musicians: Recess Monkey, The Rockdoves, Shine and the Moonbeans, Audra Rox, the Deedle Deedle Dees and the Suzi Shelton Band just to name a few. The best part? All of the shows are completely free.

While you're in the park, don't forget to check out Orly Genger's art installation Red, Yellow and Blue—the primary-colored walls made up of painted, hand-knotted nautical rope make an ideal spot for a game of hide-and-seek. For a complete list of performers taking the stage at the park this summer, click here.

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