NEW YORK – Legendary children’s musician Laurie Berkner invites everyone to join her for a special “Dinosaur Beach Party” Virtual Family Concert. This LIVE interactive performance for the whole family will take place on Sunday, August 9 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Laurie’s website: HERE.
Where do dinosaurs want to spend their summer? On the beach, of course! Laurie will take kids and families marching down to a virtual beach, bringing them the real Laurie Berkner show experience, with lights, camera, and paleolithic action!
“We are doing another one!” says Laurie Berkner. “I am absolutely thrilled with how successful our first Virtual Family Concert was, and I can’t wait to have a Dinosaur Beach Party with my fans! I’ll be singing my hits – plus some new songs – and we’ll have plenty of surprises at the show!”
Laurie Berkner will have everyone up and stomping to her beloved children’s classic, “We Are The Dinosaurs,” a prerequisite for any party populated with prehistoric pals. Laurie will also offer summer-fun songs like “Party Day,” “Mahalo,” “Like a Seashell,” “I’m Gonna Catch You,” “The Goldfish (Let’s Go Swimming),” and “Chipmunk at the Gas Pump.” To help everyone get the sand off their hands, she’ll perform her all-new “Superhero Handwashing Song,” and of course she’ll present an array of such fan favorites as “Waiting for the Elevator” (the title track of Laurie’s most recent, NAPPA award-winning album), “Victor Vito,” and “Pig on Her Head.” Kids and grown-ups alike should plan to grab their instruments, their dancing shoes (or socks), their beach towels, and an animal for their heads.
There’ll be music and a craft activity in the virtual lobby before the show, and Laurie Berkner Band members Brady Rymer, Susie Lampert, and Bob Golden may even drop in to spend a bit of time at the Dinosaur Beach Party!
One of the most popular children’s entertainers in the U.S., Laurie Berkner has filled countless venues nationwide with adoring fans. Her secret? Laurie’s shows are participatory throughout; her songs get kids (and adults) on their feet to sing, clap, and dance along. She keeps even the youngest audience members fully engaged with dynamic expressions of musical joy in active songs like “I’m Gonna Catch You” and “Rocketship Run” and gives everyone a chance to catch their breath between high-energy moments by including quieter interludes featuring songs such as her classic “Moon Moon Moon.” Laurie displays an instinctive understanding of children’s natural rhythms and energy in her shows, which keeps kids enraptured and brings parents happily along for the ride.
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.”