NEW YORK – It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Iconic children’s musician Laurie Berkner invites everyone to share the magic of the season at two special “Holiday Party” LIVE Virtual Family Concerts on Sunday, December 13 at 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Laurie’s website: HERE. For double the fun, a family ticket grants admission to one or both livestreams!
“With all that’s going on in the world, I feel so lucky to still be able to share our annual Holiday Concert and celebrate with families this year! These will be my final virtual family concerts of 2020, and I’m so proud and moved by the community that we have built together in these past months,” says Laurie Berkner. “Seeing videos of kids and families sharing loving moments and dancing together to my music makes all of the hard work that we put into each of these livestreamed events completely worth it. I truly can’t wait!”
Laurie encourages fans of all ages to decorate their homes and wear their holiday outfits to this show, whether it be a fun sweater, fancy holiday clothes, cozy winter pajamas, or even a Santa suit.
“Get out your holiday lights, dreidels, nutcrackers, candy canes, Hanukkah gelt, wreaths, and stockings!” says Laurie Berkner. “Maybe your Christmas tree or menorah is already out. You could make a gingerbread house, an ornament, or some hot cocoa, and bring them to the show. Let’s build a winter wonderland together!”
Longtime Laurie Berkner Band member Susie Lampert will be a special guest at these holiday concerts, which will feature such traditional, secular songs as “Jingle Bells” and “Frosty the Snowman,” along with originals from Laurie Berkner’s well-loved album, A Laurie Berkner Christmas, like “Santa’s Coming to My House Tonight.” Laurie will also celebrate Hanukkah with “Candle Chase” and “The Dreidel Song.” She’ll perform an array of her greatest hits, too, including “We Are The Dinosaurs,” “Victor Vito,” and “Pig On Her Head.” Kids should plan to bring their instruments (jingle bells would be great!), dancing shoes, and a stuffed animal (for their heads), and Laurie hopes everyone will join in the holiday spirit and sing along.
A fun-filled virtual lobby will feature pre-show music and videos, holiday games, and a fun snowflake craft activity to bring to the concert. For those who’d like to spend a few minutes chatting one-on-one with Laurie after the show, special Meet-and-Greet tickets are available.
One of the most popular children’s entertainers in the U.S., Laurie Berkner has filled countless venues nationwide with adoring fans. With an average of more than 12 million monthly streams and millions of albums, songs, and DVDs sold, Laurie’s songs have become beloved classics for children worldwide. The first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr., Laurie Berkner was featured in nearly all the episodes of the channel’s Jack’s Big Music Show. Laurie recently created her own Audible Original Series titled Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen. She has released thirteen bestselling, award-winning albums and is a familiar radio presence on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live. Laurie has authored a number of picture books based on her songs, the most recent of which were published by Simon & Schuster. She has also written the music and lyrics for three Off-Broadway children’s musicals produced by New York City Children’s Theater. Laurie has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the White House, among many other prestigious venues.
Laurie Berkner has received tremendous critical acclaim. USA Today named Laurie “the undisputed queen of kindie rock.” Time Magazine lauded Laurie as “a kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow … Berkner inhabits a kid’s curious perspective in her lyrics and pens folk-pop melodies that bear repeated — very repeated — listenings.” The Wall Street Journal called Laurie “one of the most popular children’s performers in America … her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.” NPR’s All Things Considered declared, “Laurie Berkner is like a goddess to these children.”
WHEN: 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 13, 2020 (Doors open an hour prior to each performance with a pre-show to enjoy, and to test connections.)
WHERE: Laurie Berkner’s website HERE
FAMILY TICKETS: $20 Regular*/$80 Meet & Greet Add-On Package
Each Regular Family Ticket includes access to one or both livestreams for one device and an exclusive “welcome” video from Laurie herself.
A limited number of Virtual Meet & Greet Add-On Packages are available. Regular-priced tickets must be purchased before adding Meet & Greet Add-On Packages. Meet & Greet Add-On Packages include:
– Two-Minute Virtual 1-on-1 Private Meet & Greet with Laurie Berkner after the show. Participants will be called directly when it is their turn.
– Virtual Photo Opportunity with Laurie Berkner.
– Recording of video session emailed to ticket holder 3 days post-event.
– Opportunity for parents to chat with fellow families in the Virtual Waiting Room while awaiting their turn in line.
– Live tech support.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit Laurie Berkner’s website HERE.
*Need-based tickets, intended for those who truly need a discount, are available.