PHILADELPHIA — The 4th Annual Kids Music Day is this Friday, Oct. 4, with numerous locations participating in the Greater Philadelphia.
More than 750 locations worldwide are celebrating Kids Music Day with student performances, musical instrument petting zoos, guitar/drum/ukulele circles, kids open mics, instrument donation drives and more
Each year, Keep Music Alive partners with music schools, music retail and other music organizations worldwide to highlight the importance of including music in children’s education. Events held by participating locations include open houses, instrument petting zoos, student music performances, community/family jams, instrument donation drives and more. It is estimated over 750 locations worldwide will help celebrate during Kids Music Day weekend in 2019.
A number of celebrity artists are showing their support for Music Education by lending their name as Kids Music Day Ambassadors including:
Julie Andrews, Jack Black, Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Michael Feinstein, Kenny Loggins, Richie Sambora, Sarah McLachlan, Vanessa Williams, Victor Wooten, Todd Rundgren, Philip Lawrence, Bernie Williams, Damien Escobar, and Mandy Harvey.
In Philadelphia, Jacobs Music is participating in Kids Music Day by supporting and promoting Musicopia’s Gift of Music program and tying it in with Kids Music Day. Musicopia envisions transformative arts programs in all school communities, promoting a culture of creativity, mutual respect, dedication, and joy.
Jacobs Music has established Musicopia Instrument Collection Centers in 3 of our locations: Philadelphia, 1718 Chestnut Street; West Chester, 1572 Wilmington Pike, West Chester; and Doylestown, 4030 Skyron Drive, Suite F Doylestown.
Kids Music Day is also being supported by CASIO EMI, Alfred Music, Remo, Conn-Selmer and the D’Addario Foundation, all leaders in the music industry. Casio has been manufacturing quality keyboards for consumers and professionals alike for nearly forty years, while Alfred Music has been in the music publishing business since the early days of Tin Pan Alley. The REMO name has been synonymous with quality drums and percussion equipment for over 60 years. Conn-Selmer is the leading manufacturer & distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use. D’Addario has been a top supplier of musical instrument strings and accessories for over 40 years. Kids Music Day has also received grant support from the Les Paul Foundation and Music Nomad Equipment Care. Keep Music Alive is honored to welcome these partners helping to share the Kids Music Day message, inspiring more kids to begin their musical journey.
Kids Music Day is one of two international music holidays founded by Keep Music Alive. In March 2019, the organization partnered with over 750 music school and music retail locations in 15 countries to offer free lessons to new students (children and adults) as part of the 5th Annual Teach Music Week. Some of the largest music chains in the nation participate in Kids Music Day & Teach Music Week with many of their locations including Music & Arts, Guitar Center, Kindermusik, Music Together, Gymboree, Long & McQuade, Bach to Rock and the legendary School of Rock.
Keep Music Alive is a national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the value of music. Our goal is to inspire more kids and adults to reap the educational, social and therapeutic benefits of playing music. For more information please call (610) 874-6312 or visit www.KeepMusicAlive.org and www.KidsMusicDay.org .