This weekend coming up is Father’s Day Weekend and we know you want to do something special with the kids.  What better way then to have your little ones rock out to the music of Grateful Dead.
The Playhouse will host special concerts at 25 venues in 23 cities across the nation on June 15-16.
Special guests will join the Playhouse around the country for the celebration, including members of Barton Hills Choir and David Gans (Gallagher Way, Chicago), Catfish John (Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas), Franklin Turnpike (Industry City, Brooklyn), Stella Blues Band (Garcia’s, Port Chester), Mr. Blotto (Thalia Hall, Chicago), Three Days in the Saddle (Boulder Theater, Boulder), Bearly Dead (The Sinclair, Boston), Steal Your Peach (Ardmore Music Hall, Philadelphia), Sunshine Becker of JGB (UC Theatre, Berkeley), Deadikates (Brooklyn Bowl, NY), Crazy Fingers (Funky Biscuit, South Florida) and Better Off Dead (Gypsy Sally’s, Washington D.C.).

6/15 Sweetwater Music Hall :: Mill Valley, CA // Tickets
6/15 Garcia’s :: Port Chester, NY // Tickets (AM Show)
6/15 Garcia’s :: Port Chester, NY // Tickets (PM Show)
6/15 Higher Ground :: Burlington, VT // Tickets
6/15 Aggie Theatre :: Fort Collins, CO // Tickets
6/15 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas :: Las Vegas, NV // Tickets
6/15 Gypsy Sally’s :: Washington D.C. // Tickets
6/15 Industry City :: Brooklyn, NY // More Info
6/15 Charleston Pour House :: Charleston, SC // Tickets
6/16 Thalia Hall :: Chicago, IL // Tickets
6/16 Boulder Theater :: Boulder, CO // Tickets
6/16 The Sinclair :: Boston, MA // Tickets
6/16 UC Theatre :: Berkeley, CA // Tickets
6/16 Ardmore Music Hall :: Philadelphia, PA :: Tickets
6/16 Echoplex :: Los Angeles, CA // Tickets
6/16 Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg :: Brooklyn, NY // Tickets
6/16 Grey Eagle :: Asheville, NC // Tickets
6/16 Mohawk :: Austin, TX // Tickets
6/16 The Funky Biscuit :: Boca Raton, FL // Tickets
6/16 Port City Music Hall :: Portland, ME // Tickets
6/16 Terminal West :: Atlanta, GA // Tickets
6/16 Saturn :: Birmingham, AL // Tickets
6/16 Showbox :: Seattle, WA // Tickets
6/16 City Winery Nashville :: Nashville, TN // Tickets
6/16 First Avenue :: Minneapolis, MN // Tickets
6/16 The Haunt :: Ithaca, NY // Tickets
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a family concert series that allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). Created by entrepreneur and owner of The Capitol Theatre and co-owner of the Brooklyn Bowl, Peter Shapiro, and Amy Striem, a certified Early Childhood and Elementary teacher, The Rock and Roll Playhouse uses music to educate children and explore their creativity.
The idea for The Playhouse came to Shapiro, a parent of two young children, after he discovered first-hand a lack of regular programming in New York City that combined his passion for live music and his family. He collaborated with Striem, then an administrator at his daughter’s nursery school, to help fill this void that they felt many other parents also shared. Using the music of the most iconic musicians in rock history, from The Grateful Dead to Prince to David Bowie to Aretha Franklin to The Beatles and more.
The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of children under 10 with games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out.
I took the kids to a show last year and they loved it… they danced they played… it was really the highlight of the weekend.

Rock and Roll Playhouse: National Father’s Day Celebration Family 4 pack Ticket Giveaway