The 2016 Kids Corner Music Festival

It’s time for KindieComm and The Kids Corner Music Festival! Spring in Philadelphia sees the industry of kindie musicians and its support community of bloggers, publicists, producers and broadcasters gather for a weekend of networking, music and community. KindieComm is a celebration of the people who bring high-quality, independently produced music to kids and families all year long. All the 2015 Grammy Awards nominations for Best Children’s Album went to creations by kindie artists, including one collaboration that was born at KindieComm 2014!

While the industry showcases at KindieComm are not open to the public, the weekend’s final event is, and it’s a doozy. The Kids Corner Music Festival happens April 3 at World Café Live in Philadelphia. Doors open at 10:30am, and performances start at 11am. 2015 Grammy winner Tim Kubart headlines this annual musical event, along with Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats and Duke Otherwise. It’s outstanding music for the whole family.

Tim Kubart may be best known for his friendship with a chicken. Specifically, his relationship with Chica as host of Sprout TV’s Sunny Side Up show makes him a familiar face to young audiences. This energetic phenomenon is known to other audiences as Tambourine Guy for Postmodern Jukebox. He’s a wonder whose engaging stage presence and musical excellence make him one of the leading forces in music for families. His CD Home was awarded a 2015 Grammy for Best Recording for Children.


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Laura Doherty is a central figure in the active Chicago kindie community whose award-winning albums have delighted audiences. The Kids Corner Music Festival will premiere her newest CD Animal Tracks. Laura creates songs that seem simple, yet rock with outstanding musical complexity. She also shines at sharing old standards (“Paper Moon”) with new audiences.

Check out “Wheels in the City”:


Duke Otherwise joins the Kids Corner Music Festival by way of Wisconsin. This deep-voiced bluesy old-timey singer uses his Johnny Cash-like sound to great advantage, whether it’s praising a misunderstood vegetable or taking on the identity of a dancing pig.

Listen to “Brussels Sprout Shout”:

"Brussels Sprout Shout!" Duke Otherwise – official video from Duke Otherwise on Vimeo.

Tickets are $18 each – $15 for WXPN Members (with the XPN member code avail in your e-newsletter). Get your tickets NOW: 

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