Kidchella Music Festival

Dance, play, create! Kids of all ages can enjoy this free music festival, celebrating Smith Memorial’s 125th Anniversary, featuring Emmy® Award winning Alex & The Kaleidoscope, Johnny Shortcake, City Love, Ill Doots, and Philadelphia Youth Tap (PYT)

Before the main concert at 5:00pm, the World Cafe Live Up Next Stage will showcase talented local youth performers curated by World Cafe Live. From art stations, mouthwatering treats, exciting giveaways, community partner tables, and delightful pre-show activities to a stunning main concert. Kidchella offers something special for everyone to enjoy.

This vibrant celebration will take place on Smith Memorial’s spacious front lawn, promising a comfortable and scenic experience and convenient parking. The evening will conclude with a sparkle show in the sky. Guests should expect bright lights and loud noises during this up-close fireworks experience. It’s not just a concert; it’s a community celebration.

*Limited capacity. Pre-registration required. Click here to register today.

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, located in East Fairmount Park, has been a treasured destination for over 100 years. Smith strives to be Philadelphia’s foremost resource for play by providing opportunities for unstructured creative play for children 10 and younger. For more information about Smith Memorial Playground and other great events, click here

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Soundspace Performing Arts dance troupe
Soundspace Performing Arts dance troupe ignites creativity by blending rich musical rhythms with global dance traditions and American history, dedicated to nurturing the dance visionaries of the future.
City Love
City Love is a West Philly-based social justice music and education group that uses songs to spread love, hope, dialogue, justice, and healing.
Ill Doots
Ill Doots is a talented musical collective known for their genre-defying music and high-energy live performances. Their name, which stands for "I Love Living & I Love Learning," reflects their passion for using personal experiences of curiosity and learning to create transformative art.
Johnny Shortcake
Carrying the torch of funk-rock pioneers, Johnny Showcase has gained a massive following and become something of a funky Philly folk hero legend.
Emmy® Award winning Alex & The Kaleidoscope
Alex & The Kaleidoscope is an interactive music entertainment brand, targeted for children 4-8 years old, that encourages and inspires kids to celebrate and learn through the power of songs, fun facts and adventures to interesting places around the world.
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