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Published: 2018/02/14

Rock and Roll Playhouse Expands to Chicago and Boston

The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a family concert series that provides a space for kids of all ages to rock out to live music, with themes ranging from Bob Marley to David Bowie to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In addition to its usual appointments at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl, Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Industry City, and Philadelphia’s Ardmore Music Hall, the event will expand this spring to include performances in Chicago and Boston.

Rock and Roll Playhouse Boston will encompass three shows at The Sinclair. On Feb. 25, Grateful Dead for Kids will be geared toward the little Deadhead in your life, and feature Jeff Vetstein and Nick Swift of the local tribute band Bearly Dead. Phish for Kids will be on March 25, and include members of We Are Hydrogen. Finally, on April 15, Rock and Roll Playhouse Boston will present The Beatles for Kids.

Rock and Roll Playhouse Chicago will be timed perfectly with the upcoming Phil Lesh and Bob Weir duo performances at The Chicago Theatre. The morning of the duo’s Sunday March 11 performance, Rock and Roll Playhouse will pay tribute to the Grateful Dead with special guests Mike Hague and Paul Bolger from Chicago’s premier Grateful Dead cover band, Mr. Blotto.

In the past, special guests at the Rock and Roll Playhouse have included Phil Lesh, Tom Hamilton, Raina Mullen and Mike Greenfield.

For ticketing information about Rock and Roll Playhouse performances in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston visit the official RRPH website.

Check out a list of upcoming Rock and Roll Playhouse dates below:

Rock and Roll Playhouse
Feb. 17 – The Sounds of Brazil for Kids – Industry City – New York City

Feb. 18 – The Music of Dave Matthews Band for Kids with Rhyme and Reason – Brooklyn Bowl – New York City

Feb. 24 – The Music of Billy Joel for Kids – Garcia’s – Port Chester, NY

Feb. 25 – The Music of Hamilton for Kids – Brooklyn Bowl – New York City

Feb. 25 – The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids – The Sinclair – Boston

Feb. 25 – The Music of Phish for Kids with Uncle Ebenezer – Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia

March 3 – The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids feat. Stella Blues Band – Brooklyn Bowl – New York City

March 4 – Purim Party feat. The Music of Phish for Kids – Brooklyn Bowl – New York City

March 11 – The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids feat. Mark Hague and Paul Bolger of Mr. Blotto – Thalia Hall – Chicago

March 18 – The Music of David Bowie for Kids – Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia

March 25 – The Music of Phish for Kids feat. We Are Hydrogen – The Sinclair – Boston

April 8 – The Music of Bob Marley for Kids – Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia

April 15 – The Music of the Beatles for Kids – The Sinclair – Boston

May 12 – The New Mastersounds for Kids – Brooklyn Bowl – New York City

May 13 – The Music of the Beatles for Kids – Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia

June 17 – The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids – Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia

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