Josh & the Jamtones concert at Coolidge Corner Theater (kids concerts in Boston)
Josh & the Jamtones at Coolidge Corner Theater

My kids are always singing. Like, always. Pop music, kid songs, self-created jams — it doesn’t matter. There are always tunes escaping their mouths. My daughters’ love of music, their infectious little voices, and their insistence at learning every lyric is contagious. And what better way to celebrate this love for all things music than to enjoy a few kid-friendly concerts in Boston! These artists are on our list of must-see shows:


XOMG POP!

June 14
Big Night Live, Boston

Pop group XOMG POP! is a JoJo Siwa creation that has skyrocketed to fame with its all-girl group of singers and dancers. This fun summer show is filled with infectious beats, electrifying music, and unforgettable dance moments! They’ll perform in Boston on June 14.


Mr. Aaron

June 26
Legacy Place, Dedham

Mr. Aaron, a lifelong musician and a father himself, plays multiple instruments and entertains like no other. His shows are geared toward kids from 0-10 — and their grownups — and his enthusiasm for music is contagious. He’ll be playing a free show (but tickets are required!) at Legacy Place in Dedham on June 26 at 10:30 a.m.. 

Mr. Aaron Music concert in Boston


Danny Go! Live

July 12
Medford

“Danny Go!” is a live-action educational children’s show filled with music, movement, and silliness. Created by three childhood friends in Charlotte, North Carolina, the show inspires learning and off-the-couch exercise for kids! The tour will be making a stop in Medford at the Chevalier Theatre on July 12.


Kidz Bop

July 27
Leader Bank Pavilion, Boston

Boasting the biggest bops of the year — with kid-friendly lyrics — Kidz Bop is the introduction to pop music all kids love. It started with an XM radio station and has become a fast favorite in the car and in homes everywhere! The Kidz Bop concerts are returning to Boston this year for two shows on July 27, one at 1 p.m. (I’ll be there!) and one at 6 p.m., both at the Leader Bank Pavilion. Check out the tickets here!


Blippi Live

October 3
Lynn Memorial Auditorium

Come join Blippi, Meekah, and a host of live musicians as you rock the day away at the Blippi: Join the Band Tour! Blippi will be making a stop at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium on October 3.


Koo Koo

October 19-20
Nashua, NH, and Hartford, CT

Two college friends formed a rock band that evolved into a kids rock band — with a strong elementary school teacher following on YouTube! They will be performing on October 19 at the Nashua Center for the Arts in Nashua, New Hampshire, and on October 20 at the Webster Underground in Hartford, Connecticut. Get your tickets here.

Koo Koo band for kids (concerts in Boston)


Laurie Berkner Band

October 26
Concord, NH

The Laurie Berkner Band has an awesome online presence with catchy songs that appeal to young audiences. Her “kindie-rock” music is so fun, you can’t help but sing and dance along. The band is touring this fall, with two shows on October 26, 2024 — one at 10:30 a.m., and one at 3 p.m., both at The Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire.


Concerts Not Currently Touring Near Us — But Worth Waiting For!

Raffi

With classics like “Baby Beluga” and “Down by the Bay,” the old school music of Raffi is sure to entertain the young and the young at heart. 

Josh & the Jamtones

Danceable music for kids (and their adults) makes a Josh & the Jamtones concert fun for everyone! Described as an interactive, ultra-powered dance party machine, this concert is one you don’t want to miss. 

Josh & the Jamtones concert at Coolidge in Boston


Local Musicians With Regular Appearances

Looking for kids concerts and performances in Boston that are a bit more low key? These Boston-based musicians are always performing at libraries and other local venues with smaller crowds — and often for free!

Sulina Boucher

Sulina Boucher is a local musician who specializes in Brazilian music for children. The infectious rhythms and fun songs make for a great performance. Children of all ages enjoy listening to songs they know (like the Itsy Bitsy Spider) mixed with a bossa nova beat. Check out her show schedule here

Matt Heaton

Matt Heaton, who believes that both children and their parents should be entertained during a show, is a local performer. He, along with his guitar, performs regularly in the greater Boston area. Check out his show schedule here

Jeff Jam

Jeff Jam, a local entertainer with a great following, performs regularly in the Boston area. Silly songs combined with a memorable performance make for a great day out with littles. Check out his show schedule here.

Wayne Potash

With over thirty years of experience, Wayne has released eight award winning albums for children! Together with his Music Fun Band, Wayne is sure to delight audiences young and old with his catchy, silly songs! Check out his show schedule here.

Sarah Casimiro
Sarah grew up in Rhode Island and now lives in West Bridgewater, making brief stops in Quincy, Fall River, and East Bridgewater, along the way. She made the leap from Rhode Island to Massachusetts way back in 1999 when she decided to pursue a teaching degree at Boston University. She chose her career in 1987 and is currently teaching high school English to 10th and 12th graders, fulfilling a 6-year-old’s dream at the age of 22, a proclamation that often brings forth snickers from her students. She became a mother for the first time in 2016 to her daughter Cecilia, then doubled down in late 2018 with the birth of her second daughter, Adelaide. She currently lives with her husband, Jason, their dog, Nanook, their cat, Moxie, and five chickens. They share a home with her parents, who live above them and also provide the most amazing childcare for Ceci and Addie. Sarah couldn’t live without her family, her insulin pump (shout out to other T1D mamas), and Starbucks iced chai lattes. She could live without angry people, essay grading, and diaper changing.

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