The Rock and Roll Playhouse Announces Multi-City Father’s Day Celebration with The Music Of The Grateful Dead For Kids | Shore Fire Media

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The Rock and Roll Playhouse Announces Multi-City Father’s Day Celebration with The Music Of The Grateful Dead For Kids

"Rock Concerts are a family affair with The Rock and Roll Playhouse" - New York Family


(New York, NY): Today, The Rock and Roll Playhouse announces a multi-city Father’s Day Celebration featuring The Music of The Grateful Dead For Kids. The Playhouse will host special concerts at 25 venues in 23 cities across the nation on June 15-16. 


Special guests will join the Playhouse around the country for the celebration, including members of Barton Hills Choir and David Gans (Gallagher Way, Chicago), Catfish John (Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas), Franklin Turnpike (Industry City, Brooklyn), Stella Blues Band (Garcia’s, Port Chester), Mr. Blotto (Thalia Hall, Chicago), Three Days in the Saddle (Boulder Theater, Boulder), Bearly Dead (The Sinclair, Boston), Steal Your Peach (Ardmore Music Hall, Philadelphia), Sunshine Becker of JGB (UC Theatre, Berkeley), Deadikates (Brooklyn Bowl, NY), Crazy Fingers (Funky Biscuit, South Florida) and Better Off Dead (Gypsy Sally’s, Washington D.C.). 


Last year’s Father’s Day celebration was a major success as kids “frolicked underneath a parachute to the beat of the drums or hula-hooped on the sidelines…and youngsters [were] encouraged to show their appreciation for their parents’ favorite music (Billboard). 


Read Billboard’s story on the 2018 Father’s Day Celebration:


In honor of Fathers Day, the Rock and Roll Playhouse has launched a new merchandise line for the whole family. Grateful Dad, Grateful Mom, and Grateful Kid shirts are available for purchase on the Playhouse’s website. Grateful Dad baseball hats are also available.


Watch The Rock and Roll Playhouse in action:



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The Rock and Roll Playhouse has teamed up with D’Angelico guitars and Relix Magazine to giveaway a D'Angelico Excel Series SS Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar along with 4 tickets to any of the Rock and Roll Playhouse’s Father’s Day concerts. Enter for your chance to win at



The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a family concert series that allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). Created by entrepreneur and owner of The Capitol Theatre and co-owner of the Brooklyn Bowl, Peter Shapiro, and Amy Striem, a certified Early Childhood and Elementary teacher, The Rock and Roll Playhouse uses music to educate children and explore their creativity. Founded in 2013 in New York City at its flagship venue, Brooklyn Bowl, the Playhouse has now expanded to 25 cities — Austin (TX), Asheville (NC), Atlanta (GA), Asbury Park (NJ) Birmingham (AL), Boca Raton (FL), Boston (MA), Boulder (CO), Burlington (VT), Chicago (IL), Fort Collins (CO), Ithaca (NY), Las Vegas (NV), Los Angeles (CA), Minneapolis (MN), Mill Valley (CA), Nashville (TN), Portland (ME), Philadelphia (PA), San Francisco (CA), Seattle (WA), South Florida, Washington (D.C.), Westchester (NY) — and 27 venues.


Past special guests Questlove, Phil Lesh, Warren Haynes, Joe Russo, Ross James, DJ Cochon De Lait, Alyssa Cowitt, The Terrapin Family Band, Stella Blues Band, and StevenSteven (Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips and Steve Burns, original host of Blues Clues) have all joined the party to perform for, educate, and inspire young music fans.


The idea for The Playhouse came to Shapiro, a parent of two young children, after he discovered first-hand a lack of regular programming in New York City that combined his passion for live music and his family. He collaborated with Striem, then an administrator at his daughter’s nursery school, to help fill this void that they felt many other parents also shared. Using the music of the most iconic musicians in rock history, from The Grateful Dead to Prince to David Bowie to Aretha Franklin to The Beatles and more. The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of children under 10 with games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out.


Fatherly says: "It's easy to see why the Playhouse is so successful... to be able to share that fun with your kid is... a dream." 


Read their conversation with Peter Shapiro, exploring his "eureka" moment for the Playhouse:


Check out the full Father's Day line-up here: 


Austin, TX: Mohawk 


Asheville, NC: The Grey Eagle 


Atlanta, GA: Terminal West


Birmingham, AL: Saturn 


Boca Raton, FL: The Funky Biscuit 


Boulder, CO: Boulder Theater 


Boston, MA: The Sinclair 


Brooklyn, NY: Industry City


Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Bowl


Burlington, VT: Higher Ground 


Chicago, IL: Thalia Hall


Chicago, IL: Gallagher Way


Fort Collins, CO: Aggie Theatre 


Ithaca, NY: The Haunt


Las Vegas, NV: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas


Los Angeles, CA: Echoplex 


Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue


Mill Valley, CA: Sweetwater


Nashville, TN: City Winery 


Philadelphia, PA: Ardmore Music Hall 


Portland, ME: Port City Music Hall


San Francisco, CA: The UC Theatre


Seattle, WA: The Showbox


Washington D.C.: Gypsy Sally’s 


Rock and Roll Playhouse on the web: