School’s out and Summer Jam LIVE @ Stepping Stones is in! Beginning on Wednesday, July 13, the hottest, up-and-coming teen-aged musicians in the industry will take the stage for a series of concerts to benefit youth enrichment initiatives at the museum.
Kicking Daisies, the infectious, vibrant, punk-pop teen rock band voted by fans as “the next big thing” will strut their stuff on opening night, followed by headliners eight-year-old rapper Lil’ P’Nut on August 3, acoustic sensation Burnham on August 10 and a Battle of the Bands on August 17th to blow concert goers minds!
Billed as one of the hottest teen events of the summer season and rigged with a state-of-the-art sound and theatrical lighting system, high def monitors, intimate staging and plenty of room for the kids to hang, Summer Jam LIVE is sponsored by JALA, Serendipity Magazine, KC101.3, Bank of America and Venture Photography. Red carpet photos, Serendipity Magazine’s casting call for fashion models, drawings, giveaways, food and dance music round out each night’s activities. And for parents and chaperones, be there without being there in Stepping Stones specially created, exclusive Parent’s Lounge.
The four summer shows include:
July 13 – Kicking Daisies and Rose and the Thorns
Kicking Daisies was voted by their fans as the “next big thing in music.” Wise beyond their years, Connecticut natives, Duran, Ben, Carly and Caitlin have gained a following for their honest lyrics and precocious musical talent that delights audiences of all ages.
Rose and the Thorns is described as rock-n-roll with a little soul. Hailing from New York City with the spirit of the 60’s and 70’s, their honest and soulful music is extraordinarily refreshing and raw.
August 3 – DJ Jadin in the Mix with Lil’ P-Nut
All the way from London to make this special guest appearance, Jadin will get the crowd jumpin’ with his mixing mastery of the latest Hip-Hop tracks.
Benjamin “P-Nut” Jr. was born in 2002 in Memphis. This 8-year-old rapping sensation has been featured on the “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and is about to sign a deal with Cartoon Network.
August 10 – Acoustic Concert featuring Burnham and Stereo Skyline
The three Burnham Brothers are from Long Island and have been playing together for seven years. They opened for Justin Bieber in concert last year.
Stereo Skyline formed while its members were still in high school. The Long Island natives have also shared the stage with the likes of Hanson, Cartel, All Time Low and Boys Like Girls.
August 17 – Battle of the Bands
This night will feature the best up-and-coming local bands of the season and concert-goers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite.
Summer Jam LIVE tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The doors open at 6 pm and the concerts start at 7 pm. For more information and for details on buying tickets, visit http://www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/summerjam or become a fan on Facebook: Live at Stepping Stones.
Stepping Stones Museum for Children is an award winning, private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) children’s museum committed to broadening and enriching the lives of children and families. For more information about Stepping Stones, to book a field trip or schedule a class, workshop or facility rental call 203-899-0606 or visit http://www.steppingstonesmuseum.org