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:
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. They will be performing on February 4, 2024, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline at 10:30 a.m. Get your tickets here.
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 March 9, 2024, at 1 p.m. at the Sinclair in Cambridge. Get your tickets here.
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. This spring he’ll be playing at The Cabot in Beverly on March 9, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. Get your tickets for the show here!
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 spring, with two shows on April 21, 2024 — one at 11 a.m., and one at 3 p.m., both at The Cabot in Beverly. If Rhode Island is easier for you, try one of the performances in East Greenwich at the Greenwich Odeum on April 20, 2024. Find tickets to both of these venues here!
The old school classic, Raffi, is touring this year and will make a stop a little south of us in Rhode Island. With classics like “Baby Beluga” and “Down by the Bay,” Raffi’s concert is sure to entertain the young and the young at heart. He will be in Providence on May 19, 2024, for a 2 p.m. show at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Grab your tickets here! My family has been to a couple of shows at The Vets, and it’s a great venue for littles!
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, 2024, 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!
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 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, 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, 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.