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16 February, 2018Print

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Announces Inaugural Shows in Boston at The Sinclair

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Announces Inaugural Shows in Boston at The Sinclair

"well-rounded learning experience for parents and kids" - WHERE IN New York

"The kids are having so much fun they don't realize how much they are learning." - Brooklyn Family Magazine

" jam packed hour of fun." - Mommy Nearest

(Boston, MA): The Rock and Roll Playhouse has announced its first ever run of "Rock & Roll For Kids" family concerts in Boston at The Sinclair, launching on February 25, marking its latest expansion and the fourth city to welcome the Playhouse. In addition to its Boston debut later this month, the Playhouse will host its inaugural show in Chicago on March 11, and recently launched its inaugural series in Philadelphia this winter. The three shows at The Sinclair will feature the music of the Grateful Dead (2.25), Phish (3.25), and the Beatles (4.15).

The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a weekly children's music workshop-series that creates "a space within which they can discover new comfort zones with and around music" (WHERE IN New York). Created by entrepreneur and owner of The Capitol Theatre and 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. Since its founding in 2013, the Rock and Roll Playhouse has hosted ten seasons and over 400 concerts exploring the music of different decades and genres, from David Bowie to Bob Marley to the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Elton John. 

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 songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse, hosted in New York by Brooklyn Bowl, the Capitol Theatre and Industry City, offers its core audience of three to eight-year-olds games, movement, stories, and an opportunity to rock out. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child's lifelong journey with live music and rock 'n' roll. 

Past special guests Questlove, Phil Lesh, 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 New York Observer raves that the family-friendly series is, "...quite literally fun for all ages." Read more here:

The Sinclair's doors open at 11:00AM and shows begin at 11:30AM. Admission is $15 per person and shows are free for children under one.


The Rock and Roll Playhouse at The Sinclair:

Sunday, February 25

The Sinclair, Boston

The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids

Sunday, March 25

The Sinclair, Boston

The Music of Phish for Kids with We Are Hydrogen

Sunday, April 15

The Sinclair, Boston

The Music of the Beatles for Kids


Rock and Roll Playhouse on the web:





About The Sinclair:

The Bowery Presents brings you The Sinclair, a live-music venue and American kitchen with gastropub influences. Located at 52 Church Street in the heart of Harvard Square, The Sinclair possesses timeless American influences and embodies how the worlds of food and music influence each other.

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