Friday, March 23, 2012


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“The queen of kids’ music.” – People Magazine

WHEN: March 31, 11:00 AM (one show only) (Show runs approx. 1 hour 15 min.)
New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark
TICKETS: $18.00, $28,00, and $38.00, plus applicable fees. Children under one (on laps) are free
*Infants under the age of 1 sitting on a lab may attend for free with a comp ticket that needs to be picked up day of show at the venue box office
Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC

Children’s music superstars and Nick Jr. channel favorites The Laurie Berkner Band are on an “Animal Party” tour, and will will perform old favorites as well as new songs from their DVD, Party Day!.

Kids can bring a favorite stuffed animal (those in the know will put them on their heads for Pig On Her Head) and wear their party clothes (don’t forget dancing shoes!).

Party Day! (Two Tomatoes Records/Razor & Tie) entered the Billboard Top Music Videos chart at #1 when it debuted this summer. The joyous title track has now come to life in Party Day, an interactive musical adventure eBook available exclusively on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet. Party Day is both NOOK Kids’ and Laurie’s first-ever original NOOK Kids Read and Play™ book, featuring animation and interactive games.
The Laurie Berkner Band has received tremendous critical acclaim.

Time Magazine lauded Laurie as “a kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow…Berkner inhabits a kid’s curious perspective in her lyrics and pens folk-pop melodies that bear repeated—very repeated—listenings.” The Wall Street Journal called Laurie “one of the most popular children’s performers in America … Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.” Stefan Shepherd, NPR contributor and editor of the leading kids’ music news website, describes Laurie as being “without a doubt the brightest female star in kids music (and quite possibly the biggest star, period).”

A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music over ten years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. Laurie was the first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon’s 24-hour educational, commercial-free preschool network, and is featured in nearly all of the episodes of the channel’s Jack’s Big Music Show.

The Laurie Berkner Band has teamed up with Heifer International in 2012. Families can make a $1.00 donation to Heifer at the show and receive a Laurie Berkner Band prize! Heifer International is an organization that helps provide livestock, seeds, or training to a family struggling with hunger and poverty. Visit for more information.