On August 2nd - 11th, PBS39 proudly presents
TeleBear's Summer Jam!
Join us for this FREE, family-friendly concert series, featuring music from nationally-acclaimed performing artists and make-and-take art activities for kids!
Performances at 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Sunday Performances at 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM
Contact Cate Reifsnyder at firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Line Up
8/3 | Vered Ronen
8/4 | Joanie Leeds
8/5 | Sonia De Los Santos
8/6 | Falu
8/7 | Dave Fry
8/8 | Brady Rymer
8/9 | Kira Willey & Friends
8/10 | Gustafer Yellowgold
8/11 | Suzi Shelton
Vered is an award winning musician who brings the joys and intricacies of family life to music. Her show is fun, funny, gets everyone singing along, and sometimes will even have parents shedding an emotional tear. Inspired by her experience as a music therapist and psychotherapist, and her experience as a mom of three, Vered approaches relationships in the family with wonder, curiosity, and humor. Her music is reminiscent of a Doo-Wop band, using playful vocal harmonies, lively horns, pots and pans, and beatboxing to get everyone jumping and singing along. Vered's albums Good Morning My Love, Hello My Baby, and Songs for Sisters and Brothers all received prestigious awards.
For her original kids music, multi-award winning, NYC-based singer-songwriter Joanie Leeds won first place in the USA Songwriting Competition, an Independent Music Award, a Gold Parents' Choice Award, NAPPA Gold Award, Family Choice Award and she is a John Lennon Songwriting Award Finalist and an International Songwriting Competition Finalist. Her band, Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights, has performed songs from her 8 high-energy and interactive albums in dozens of cities across the country at venues such as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The Smithsonian, CMAs, Hang Out Festival, Skirball Center in LA and her music was raved about in People Magazine, Parents Magazine, New York Times and Washington Post. Her tunes have climbed up the charts to #1 on Sirius-XM's Kids Place Live and WXPN's Kids Corner. This summer she is performing at The Clearwater Festival and Lollapalooza.
Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Sonia was born with a smile on her face (that’s what her mom always says) and she can easily find the things in the world that bring her joy. In ¡Alegría! (Joy!) her second family album, she shares some of the themes that make her happy: migrating butterflies, waking up early, wildflowers, maracas, being grateful to her parents, playing with her band, and of course, singing about birds! These songs in Spanish and English are inspired by various Latin American rhythms including son jarocho, cumbia, gaita, currulao and huayno hailing from Mexico, Colombia and Peru as well as the North American folk traditions from the United States. This unique concert also includes songs from her debut album, “Mi Viaje” which reflects her experiences growing up in Mexico and moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage.
Join Falu on a musical journey through South Asia and around the globe, celebrating the instruments, languages, sights, and humanity of a diverse world. Falu's Bazaar music is the first of its kind, teaching South Asian culture through a spirited presentation to today's youth in three languages- English, Hindi and Gujarati. In concert, children will learn about a variety of cultures through songs about animals, transportation, counting, spices, cooking and more.
Dave Fry is a wonderful entertainer of the preschool and elementary set, with silly songs, old favorites, folk, rock ’n’ roll and play songs that capture the joy of making music, hands-on and family-style. Dave is recognized as a Teaching Artist in CT, PA and NJ and has completed training in those three states in early childhood music. Dave Fry has won Best Children's Performer at the Lehigh Music Awards for the last seven years.
Brady Rymer is a three-time GRAMMY Award nominee and one of the top talents in the independent family music scene today. Originally with RCA Records 90’s era jam-band From Good Homes, Rymer began making rootsy, feel-good family music in 2000 with the birth of his son, Gus. Together with his longtime bandmates in the Little Band That Could – who have worked alongside Springsteen, Odetta and Ronnie Spector, they have toured nationally for more than a decade performing at the Getty Museum, Lincoln Center, The White House and his neighbor’s house. NPR’s All Things Considered noted that the Little Band That Could (featuring Claudia Mussen, Liz Queler, Seth Farber, Larry Eagle, Jeremy Chatzky and Dan Myers) “might just be the best sounding band in family music.”
Bring the whole family to a Kira Willey & Friends Rockin’ Yoga show! Local favorite Kira Willey is an award-winning kids' artist whose CDs have won numerous industry awards and earned national acclaim; her hit songs include “Colors,” which was featured in a worldwide Dell ad campaign. “Fireflies Yoga,” and “Breathe With Me,” two yoga-for-kids programs Kira created and hosts, air on PBS TV affiliates nationwide; and her “Music You Can Move To” series with Laurie Berkner can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Kids Place Live. Kira’s also the founder of Rockin’ Yoga school programs for kids--so her high-energy concerts are unique, participatory events which include lots of fun, musical Yoga Breaks too! Kira and her amazing band will perform plenty of fan favorites, as well as new songs from latest CD, “Every Voice.”
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a funny and touching multimedia performance of music, colored pencil animations and storytelling. The music and ‘moving art’ shows are performed by two-time Grammy nominated artist, Morgan Taylor. All of the songs are whimsical and super catchy narratives that explain the life of a friendly alien from the Sun who now resides in a wildly imaginative version of the woods of Minnesota.
Award-winning NYC singer/songwriter Suzi Shelton, will be singing songs from her latest release Hand in Hand which features socially conscious songs about spreading hope and love mixed with whimsical songs about ladybugs, raindrops and colorful fish. Suzi is no stranger to the independent family music scene, and has performed in such prestigious venues for over 15 years including Symphony Space, Madison Square Park, the Lincoln Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, and even The White House to name a few. Suzi is currently working on her fifth season of FREE Sing with Suzi videos for young children on YouTube, and is constantly creating new songs and video content for her preschool fans.