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North Hempstead Announces Star-Studded Lineup for 6th Annual Children’s Music Festival KidStock

July 18, 2016
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North Hempstead Announces Star-Studded Lineup for 6th Annual Children’s Music Festival KidStock

North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board  have announced the lineup for this year’s children’s music festival, KidStock. The festival will be held on Sunday, August 21 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park.  The 6th Annual KidStock is a FREE outdoor family music festival which stars nationally-acclaimed musical entertainment including Grammy-award winning artists.


“We are excited to once again present KidStock, the music festival for the younger generation, at North Hempstead Beach Park,” Supervisor Bosworth said.  “Our goal this year is to bring back popular performers from the past, while also introducing the festival attendees to some new musical acts. It promises to be a day of celebration, music and fun for the whole family.”


The lineup consists of traditional KidStock favorite Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets, as well as Alex and the Kaleidoscope, and Aaron Nigel Smith. Bach to Rock Port Washington will have hands-on and interactive opportunities for children to explore musical instruments. All the festival acts will inspire and encourage children to celebrate and learn through the power of music and creativity.


About this year’s entertainers:

  • Tim Kubart is a Grammy award-winning and Emmy-nominated entertainer and content creator for all ages, and is the host of Sprout Channel’s “Sunny Side Up” morning show.
  • Alex and the Kaleidoscope is an interactive music entertainment brand, targeted for children 4-8 years old that encourages and inspires kids to celebrate and learn through the power of song.  They have been featured in the past as part of the Town’s Young People and the Arts series.
  • Aaron Nigel Smith will make his KidStock debut featuring reggae music for kids that is fun, inspired and lively.  He has been a part of the cast of the PBS Kids show, and collaborated with Bob Marley’s son Ziggy on a kids’ record in 2009. 


There will be additional activities, such as a game truck, arts and crafts, carnival games, and face painting and food to purchase.


Please bring picnic blankets and/or beach chairs.  The event is FREE but a $10 parking fee applies.  North Hempstead Beach Park is located at 175 West Shore Road in Port Washington.  For more information please call 311 or (516) 869-6311.


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Supervisor Bosworth takes part in the festivities at last year’s KidStock.

Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets rock the house at the 2014 KidStock.  They will be returning this year.

Kids take turns singing at a recent KidStock event.


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