*Please note, Kidchella is a rain or shine event*
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse’s wildly popular Kidchella Music Festival will continue for a fourth year on Friday, June 16, July 21, and August 18 with support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the PA Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia Family, and MetroKids. This year, the festival will include a Youth Arts Zone on Smith’s front lawn in addition to the main stage concerts in Smith’s 6.5 acre Playground emceed by Kathy O’Connell of WXPN’s Kids Corner and featuring six nationally acclaimed Children’s Music artists.
Beginning at 4pm, families are invited to enjoy a youth music stage run by aspiring music industry professionals from Jr. Music Executive and featuring additional performances by The Village of Arts and Humanities and Settlement Music School; arts stations led by The Village of Arts and Humanities ceramics and photography students; and popular food trucks Philly Fry, PBandJams, Curbside Creamery, and BrazBQ (outside food will also be permitted during the event).
At 6pm, families will enjoy a fantastic lineup of family-friendly music curated by Jeff Bogle of Out With The Kids that include performances by (June) Karen K and the Jitterbugs,Deedle Deedle Deesl (July) The Not-Its, Chibi Kodama; (August) Alex and the Kaleidoscope and Pears 4 Bears.