Provided by Keep Music Alive
Over 1,200 locations in all 50 U.S. states, Canada and a dozen other countries will participate in the 8th Annual Kids Music Day this year with special events and promotions that benefit and celebrate kids playing music. Kids Music Day events & promotions will be held between Friday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 8. Families can locate Kids Music Day activities in their community by entering their zip code on the KidsMusicDay.org locator page.
Keep Music Alive is excited to once again partner with the Music & Arts & Guitar Center retail chains, who are making it easier and more fun than ever to give music a try! Both chains are offering a FREE group guitar lesson on Saturday, Oct. 7 to celebrate Kids Music Day. Included is a special promotion “Buy 3 Lessons, Get 1 Free” + Free Registration for those who attend and sign up at the event.
Saturday Oct. 7 @ 11 a.m. – Free Group Guitar Class at your local Music & Arts. RSVP – MusicArts.com/Lessons-Open-House
Saturday Oct. 7 @ 11 a.m. – Free Group Guitar Class at your local Guitar Center. RSVP – GuitarCenter.com/Lessons-Open-House.gc
“Music education creates lifelong benefits that can enrich a child’s life, including increased social skills to higher levels of confidence and self-esteem,” said Donny Gruendler, VP of Education at Guitar Center. “From the guitar to the drums, it doesn’t matter what instrument a child learns to play— the experience will allow them to cultivate their identity and kindle a life-long passion for learning. As a result, we are so proud to partner with Keep Music Alive and Kids Music Day to promote the value of music.”
Over a dozen celebrity artists are showing their support for Music Education by lending their name as Kids Music Day Ambassadors including Julie Andrews, Jack Black, Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Michael Feinstein, Kenny Loggins, Richie Sambora, Sarah McLachlan, Vanessa Williams, Victor Wooten, Todd Rundgren, Neil Nayyar, Philip Lawrence, Bernie Williams, Damien Escobar and Mandy Harvey.
Kids Music Day is also supported by a number of music industry brands including Alfred Music, CASIO EMI, Conn-Selmer, D’Addario Foundation, Guitars in the Classroom, Kala Brand Music, Hungry for Music, Les Paul Foundation, Make Music, Music Nomad Equipment Care, Music for Minors II, Panyard, Remo Percussion and The Spirit of Harmony Foundation. Keep Music Alive is honored to welcome these partners helping to share the Kids Music Day message, inspiring more kids to start their musical journey.
Keep Music Alive is a national 501(c)(3) on a mission to help more kids and adults reap the educational, therapeutic and social benefits of playing music. Major programs include Teach Music Week in March, Kids Music Day in October and year-round Musical Instrument Petting Zoo events. For more information, please call (610) 874-6312 or visit KeepMusicAlive.org and KidsMusicDay.org.