Bio : The Rock and Roll Playhouse
ABOUT THE ROCK AND ROLL PLAYHOUSE:
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is the largest national concert series for families where kids can “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). The Rock and Roll Playhouse was founded in 2014 at its flagship venue, Brooklyn Bowl, by industry pioneer Peter Shapiro, and Amy Striem, a certified Early Childhood and Elementary teacher, who were looking to create opportunities for families to experience live music together in historic music venues. The Rock and Roll Playhouse has since performed to hundreds of thousands of kids and their families in over 42 venues across 30 cities, playing music from the most iconic musicians in history to inspire the next generation of children. Its core audience of kids under 10 explore their creativity dancing to live music from curated local bands, listening to stories and playing interactive activities. The program has donated to the Can’d Aid Foundation’s Tunes Programs, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, and Keep the Music Alive, as well as thousands of ticket donations to local school fundraisers and auctions around the country.
Stephen Grybowski Bio
Stephen Grybowski is the Senior Director of The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a mainstay family concert series developed by Peter Shapiro. With over a decade of experience in the live music industry and in close partnership with Shapiro, Grybowski has been instrumental in the marketing endeavors of all ventures under the Dayglo Presents umbrella: including Brooklyn Bowl (Las Vegas, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Williamsburg,) The Capitol Theatre, Garcia's, FANS.live, Fare Thee Well, LOCKN', Relix Media Group, and the Relix Live Music Conference, among others.
Moreover, Grybowski’s work experience demonstrates his compassionate, forward-thinking vision for the music industry at large. In addition to bringing families together for shared musical experiences at The Rock and Roll Playhouse, Grybowski is also a founder of Backline—a non-profit devoted to connecting musicians with mental health and wellness resources. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Stephen currently resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.