LAURIE BERKNER, SOLO! THE “GREATEST HITS TOUR” COMES TO HEMPSTEAD, NY!
FAMILY SHOW AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018
Bestselling children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner brings her Greatest Hits Solo Tour to Hofstra University on Sunday, June 24, with a family show at 3:00 p.m. in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, 118 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. This performance is presented by the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC. All proceeds will benefit The S.H.O.P., the Gural JCC’s new Sustenance Hope Opportunities Place, which provides food, clothing and support services to those in need.
A true pioneer in children’s music, beloved by generations of children and parents for over twenty years, the legendary Laurie Berkner will bring such well-loved hits as “Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz),” “Victor Vito,” “We Are The Dinosaurs,” and “Pig on Her Head” to this performance, along with songs like “Bicycle,” “Bubbles,” and “I’ve Got So Much To Give” from her recent album, Superhero. Laurie will showcase many fan favorites, including an array of tunes that encourage kids and grownups alike to get up and dance. Kids should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads).
At her solo shows, in addition to familiar hits, Laurie Berkner performs songs that don’t always fit with a full-band performance: tunes with simpler arrangements, hand motions, and a cappella singing, like “Bottle Caps,” “One Seed,” “Telephone,” and “Drive My Car.”
Dubbed “one of children’s music’s biggest success stories” by USA Today, Laurie Berkner’s original songs, albums, DVDs, music videos, and books leave no doubt: Laurie is the uncrowned queen of children’s music and the power behind the progressive “kindie rock” movement.
Her secret? Laurie’s shows are interactive throughout; her songs get the kids (and adults) on their feet to sing, clap, and dance along. She keeps even the youngest audience members fully engaged with dynamic expressions of musical joy in active songs like “I’m Gonna Catch You” and “Rocketship Run,” and gives everyone a chance to catch their breath between high-energy moments by including quieter interludes featuring songs such as Laurie’s classic “Moon Moon Moon.” Laurie displays an instinctive understanding of children’s natural rhythms and energy in her shows, which keeps kids enraptured and brings parents happily along for the ride.
A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music two decades ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. Laurie 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.”
Watch Laurie Berkner in action on her Youtube channel HERE.
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Located at: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, 118 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1180
TICKETS: $36/$54* VIP, plus applicable fees
A limited number of $54 VIP tickets are available.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets are available at etix.com.
INFORMATION: For more information, call Stacey Feldman at 516-569-6733.
*VIP tickets include after-show Meet & Greet, photo opportunity, and a personalized, autographed picture of the Laurie Berkner Band.
WE LOVE LAURIE BERKNER!
We highly recommend seeing her in concert this June if you can. It is a wonderful family experience.