Kids' Summer Shows
The Town of La Plata will host five summer shows for kids at Town Hall. The shows are geared towards preschool and elementary-age children and are approximately 45 minutes long. The shows are free and open to the public. Shows will be held outdoors on the West lawn where the Friday night concerts take place (weather permitting - shows will not be moved indoors). Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting. No concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring drinks and snacks along.
2024 Kids Show Schedule
All shows start at 10 AM.
Tuesday, June 25
Mr. Jon & Friends
Mr. Jon & Friends is Parents’ Choice Award winning music for kids and their families. This energetic family music is all about fun, movement, and laughter! Mr. Jon & Friends makes music for kids and their families that inspire fun, laughter, and dancing. Sometimes with a band, sometimes as a duo, and sometimes solo, the music of Mr. Jon & Friends is sure to bring a smile to your face!
Tuesday, July 9th
Rainbow Rock Band
Are you ready to rock the rainbow?? Join the Rainbow Rock Band as they entertain your little dudes with tunes, laughs and more! Winners of a Parents' Choice Fun Stuff Award for their debut CD, "Meet the Rainbow," and a 2018 Family Choice Award for their newest release "Total Eclipse of the Rainbow," they provide an absolute mix of musical genres from folk, pop rock to rockabilly, all the while being EDUCATIONAL and FUN!! Your child will learn about shapes, colors, movement, and more! The Rainbow Rock Band encourages all rainbow rockers to participate in the show on the microphone or at their seat, either way your little one is sure to have fun!
Tuesday, July 23th
The children’s musical production Finding Rhythm brings the rhythms of DC’s go-go music into spaces dedicated to community and healing. Covered by NBC4, DCist and dubbed “The most DC thing” by WUSA9 news, Finding Rhythm tells a story of the biological origins of human rhythm, and teaches how rhythm grows the brain and helps us find our individual power... and our connection with community.
Tuesday, August 13th
Beowulf T. Wonderbunny’s Traveling Show of Mystery
Beowulf T. Wonderbunny's Traveling Show of Mystery features plenty of audience participation with magic and mayhem in a show for all ages. Help recreate the day Diana Ross sewed the first American flag, check out some goofy books, or catch a mischievous mouse. According to one young fan, It's sure to be a "a laughing good time!"
Tuesday, August 20th
the grandsons, Jr.
the grandsons, Jr., is the kids band version of DC-area roots rock superstars, The Grandsons. Kids and their parents will dig the upbeat mix of rock, swing, New Orleans R&B, country, latin music we call Americana. Over the past 30+ years performing as The Grandsons, the band has noticed that many of their songs resonate with the younger crowd. As the grandsons, Jr., they combine new material learned especially for the younger set, with Grandsons tunes that have always been popular with the kids.
Their full length album "One Big Orooni" (full-size coloring book included) highlights the fun, wacky musical stylings of jazz legend Slim Gaillard. One of the cuts, "Stop That Dancin' Up There", has been featured on Sirius/XM's Kids Place Live channel. In 2022, the grandsons, Jr. released "Black Slacks" as a single, and preview of an upcoming full-length album currently in the works. the grandsons, Jr. can be found playing music festivals and prestigious venues such as Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods and The Chrysalis at Merriweather Post Pavillion.
2024 Kids' Fitness Show Schedule
Join us on the concert lawn for a free fun fitness class for kids! Bring a towel or mat and water. All classes start at 10 am.
Thursday July 11th
Dharma Kids Yoga
Start your day off with Dharma Kids mindfulness, meditation and movement! Elevate your heart rate and your mood with this fun and interactive class. Activities Include, movement with a positive message, poses with a purpose, breathing and meditation techniques to calm, all delivered in a positive way!! Kids of all ages will learn tips and tools to relive stress and create success! Please bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and some water.
Thursday August 1st
Join us for 45 minutes of jump rope routines and tricks! See how jump rope is a sport in itself. Kangaroo Kids started in 1978 and is going strong committed to promoting physical fitness and good sportmanship with jumpers ages 6 to adult. They teach classes, hold demonstrations, perform at halftime shows, compete nationally and internationally. Their team consists of jumpers that are Nationally and Internationally recognized in this sport! Come watch them jump, and take a little time to jump with them too! Visit them at www.kangarookids.org
Thursday August 15th
Jump with joy, laugh and ooh and aah with our INTERACTIVE show. The Wizards are fantastic role models who entertain and educate. They are great athletes who are approachable, compassionate, enthusiastic and bond in an incredible way with the kids.
For more information about the shows please email Colleen Wilson, Special Events Coordinator, or call 301-934-8421. If the show is canceled due to the weather, we will post the announcement on the Town's website (home page and kids' show page), Facebook page and information will be available by calling Town Hall at 301-934-8421.