The 4th Annual Kids Music Day will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 4. Each year, Keep Music Alive partners with music schools, music retail and other music organizations worldwide to highlight the importance of including music in children's education. Events held by participating locations include open houses, instrument petting zoos, student music performances, community/family jams, instrument donation drives and more. It is estimated that over 750 locations worldwide will help celebrate during Kids Music Day weekend in 2019.
Over a dozen artists are showing their support for music education by lending their name as 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, Philip Lawrence, Bernie Williams, Damien Escobar, Mandy Harvey
The day is also being supported by CASIO EMI, Alfred Music, Remo, Conn-Selmer and the D'Addario Foundation. Kids Music Day has also received grant support from the Les Paul Foundation and Music Nomad Equipment Care. Keep Music Alive is honored to welcome these partners helping to share the Kids Music Day message, inspiring more kids to begin their musical journey.
Kids Music Day is one of two international music holidays founded by Keep Music Alive. In March 2019, the organization partnered with over 750 music school and music retail locations in 15 countries to offer free lessons to new students (children and adults) as part of the 5th Annual Teach Music Week. Many music chains participated in Kids Music Day & Teach Music Week with many of their locations including Music & Arts, Guitar Center, Kindermusik, Music Together, Gymboree, Long & McQuade, Bach to Rock and School of Rock.
Keep Music Alive is a national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the value of music. Their goal is to inspire more kids and adults to reap the educational, social and therapeutic benefits of playing music. For more information please call (610) 874-6312 or visit KeepMusicAlive.org and KidsMusicDay.org.