We just wrapped an amazing ten days of live music here in eastern PA. I produce the PBS39 Summer Jam, and this year we had an incredible lineup of national children’s acts: Grammy nominees Falu and Brady Rymer, Mexican-American singer Sonia De Los Santos, plus artists from New York City, New Jersey and PA (my band and I played too, of course!).
The audiences—mainly families with young children—absolutely loved the shows, and a frequent comment heard from the grownups was how great it is to experience live music with your kids.
We know that listening to music is beneficial for everyone, especially kids (here are 15 excellent reasons, in case you need convincing) but turns out that seeing live performances is even better for you: researchers have found that after experiencing a concert, people’s “sense of closeness to others increased by 25 percent, and mental stimulation jumped up by a whopping 75 percent….they found a clear, positive correlation between concert-going frequency and well-being.” (Read the full article here.)
So grab your kids and get out to see some live music—it doesn’t matter what kind, just do it all together and it will be good for everybody!