Kids Really Rock is a free, all-day music festival celebrating Boston children and their families, the largest family music festival in the Northeast hosting more than six thousand attendees throughout the day. Founded in response to the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, it brings together the country’s top family bands, and offers hands-on art activities focused on kindness, diversity, and community.
The all-star lineup includes some of the country’s best musicians, many based in Boston: Latin Grammy Award Winner Mister G, Grammy Nominee Alastair Moock, local favorite (and Kids Really Rock creator) Karen K & the Jitterbugs, Josh & the Jamtones, Ben Rudnick & Friends, Debbie & Friends, Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, the Stacey Peasley Band, and Matt Heaton and the Outside Toys. For the special event After Party, hip-hop artist Kabir Sen and the Mr. Aaron Band are performing.
Activities include fitness and games at the MyGym Fitness Made Fun station, mobile making with Kidcasso Art Studio, bracelet making with PJ Library, a giant Play-Doh station, and more.
Families who are able are asked to bring Play-Doh for our very special Play-Doh Drive for Horizons for Homeless Children’s play centers located in shelters across the state.