Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam at World Cafe Live October 10 at 11 AM
Philadelphia parents who can’t get enough of that Jersey Shore sound, along the lines of Bruce Springsteen or The Smithereens, will have a new reason to cheer on Saturday morning, October 10. New Jersey’s family-friendly rockers Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam will bring that boardwalk vibe to World Cafe Live as part of the venue’s famed Peanut Butter & Jams concert series .
Backed by a rock band of seasoned veterans of the NJ music scene, “Jersey Jason” will give a tuneful, yet gritty performance of “Jersey Dinosaurs,” a tune celebrating the first-ever and most complete dinosaur skeleton unearthed in North America, found just over the New Jersey border from Philadelphia in Haddonfield, NJ. You can see a video of Jason and his daughter “Hoppin’ Holly” give an acoustic performance of this song at http://youtu.be/ZFz_OmiMOCg.
Covering a range of musical styles from reggae to doo-wop to powerpop and punk rock, the band will mix danceable grooves with lyrics that offer up humor, family-minded sentimental feelings and some new knowledge, like how you can tell a sea lion from a seal. According to Jason, family audiences can expect more than a set of songs in this show. “We strive to create moments that families can take away with them, not just blow through a set list. There will be puppets popping up between songs courtesy of ‘Awesome Amy,’ lots of audience participation opportunities suitable for all ages like freeze dancing, and plenty of funny banter,” said the kindie band’s lead singer. “There will also be a few tender moments to reflect on the importance of family time that’s unbroken by distractions like our smartphones.”
Tickets to the show are $10 each (including processing fees) for children age 1+. Babies are admitted free. Doors open at 10:30 AM and the show starts promptly at 11:00. World Cafe Live offers group rates if you’re planning a birthday party at the concert. You can pre-order tickets at http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/event/941649-peanut-butter-jams-welcomes-philadelphia/. You can call the World Cafe Live at 215-222-1400 to arrange a party or get other information.
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Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam have been traveling throughout the mid-Atlantic states in support of their debut album “Everyone’s Invited!” which was honored with the Parents’ Choice Approved seal and CD Baby’s Editor’s Pick designation after the album reached #2 on the children’s music charts. The band is at work on a Jersey Shore themed album titled “Lollipop Motel,” which is expected to launch worldwide in May 2016, in time for next year’s beach season. The band will release a new single “Summertime Santa” this November, in time for holiday season.
You can learn more about Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam at their official web site http://junglegymjam.com; when you sign up to receive e-mails from the group, you’ll receive three free downloadable songs for your music collection.