Now in its fourth year, Kindiefest is such a feel-good conference for anyone who is working to make kids’ music better—I highly recommend it for anyone in the industry. Where else will you rub shoulders with Dan Zanes, hear a keynote from Yo Gabba Gabba’s co-creator Scott Schultz, and then hear Yours Truly on a panel about The State of Kindie? And Saturday night’s conference-attendees-only show will bring down the house with such CMP favorites as Caspar Babypants featuring Chris Ballew, Renee & Jeremy and Gustafer Yellowgold rocking all our grown-up socks off.
That Sunday, pack up the family and come to Brooklyn where you can catch a day of sets from the quirky lo-fi sound of Apple Brains to the power pop of Big Bam Boom. You are pretty much guaranteed not to hear a cover of anything by Katy Perry–or even a rendition of You Are My Sunshine sung by a puppet. Unless it is a totally kick-ass version. That much I can guarantee. –Christina