Celebrate Earth Day with music of the Grateful Dead for kids

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The Rock and Roll Playhouse---a family concert series where kids rock out to the classics---announces a national Earth Day Weekend celebration on April 23 & 24. In historic music venues across the country, The Rock and Roll Playhouse will honor Earth Day with music by the Grateful Dead for Kids, a band who famously advocated for the well-being of our planet. The Rock and Roll Playhouse Band will perform the music at all stops, and families can expect jubilant dance parties filled with love, peace, and environmental awareness. A portion of all proceeds will go to the Grateful Dead's official non-profit, Rex Foundation, which supports charitable organizations working to protect the Earth.

"We're excited to bring families together across the country to celebrate Earth Day Weekend," said Stephen Grybowski, Senior Director, The Rock and Roll Playhouse. "The Grateful Dead were not only a phenomenal band with classic songs, but they were environmentally aware---that's a connection that makes these shows an even more special celebration for families as we inspire the next generation of young rockers."

Providing kids with early music exposure and encouraging creativity, The Rock and Roll Playhouse is introducing the next generation to timeless music by artists including The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Phish, David Bowie, Prince, Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, and more. The Playhouse was founded in 2013 at its flagship venue Brooklyn Bowl by Peter Shapiro, entrepreneur and co-owner of the Bowl and owner of The Capitol Theatre, and Amy Striem, a certified Early Childhood and Elementary teacher. Designed to create opportunities for families to experience live music together in historic venues, The Rock and Roll Playhouse has presented hundreds of unforgettable shows nationwide.

Rock and Roll Playhouse Earth Day Weekend Schedule:

4/23: Garcia's---Port Chester, NY
4/23: Terminal West---Atlanta, GA
4/24: White Eagle Hall---Jersey City, NJ*
4/24: Brooklyn Bowl---Brooklyn, NY
4/24: Mission Theater---Portland, OR (AM show)
4/24: Mission Theater---Portland, OR (PM show)
4/24: Sweetwater Music Hall---Mill Valley, CA
4/24: Funky Biscuit---Boca Raton, FL
4/24: Grey Eagle---Asheville, NC
4/24: High Noon Saloon---Madison, WI
4/24: The Vogel---Red Bank NJ
4/24: Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia---Philadelphia, PA
4/24: First Avenue---Minneapolis, MN
4/24: Brooklyn Bowl Nashville---Nashville, TN
4/24: Thalia Hall---Chicago, IL
*Program is David Bowie for Kids
To purchase tickets and find more information please visit: www.therockandrollplayhouse.com

This year, Rex Foundation is asking the community to help them meet the important milestone of $10,000,000 in grants, given to small nonprofit organizations since 1983, supporting grassroots efforts in the arts, sciences, education, environment, indigenous culture, and social justice. Donations can be made by texting 'REX' to (202) 858-1233 or directly at www.dazebetween.com