Rolie Polie Guacamole and The Okee Dokee Brothers, both bands that have won the Parent’s Choice Awards, will bring rock and blue grass to your kids this Sunday at Littlefield Art & Performance Space during the Hip Tot Music Fest.
Sponsored by Happy Family, the show will on Sunday, Jan. 13 will also feature performances by The Cool Beans, Jete Dance Center, and Melanie Hope Greenberg. Look forward to glitter tattoos, face painting, arts and crafts, and goody bags. There will be a full bar set up for adults.
Rolie Polie Guacamole, Park Slope’s biggest “kindie” band (kid-indie) has steadily grown a devoted following of children and adults over the last few years, touring across the east coast and mid-west, with top picks by Boston.com, Time Out Kids NY, and Time Out Kids Chicago, their high energy, interactive shows are a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active.
The band’s latest album, Houses of the Moly, won a Parent’s Choice Award and a NAPPA Honor’s Award.
The Okee Dokee Brothers, who are Grammy-nominated, hail from Minnesota and are a children’s blue grass band. The group, composed of childhood best friend Joe and Justin, put their passion for nature at the heart of their Americana Folk music. The two-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and were recently nominated for a Grammy for Best Children’s Music Album. By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to advance the family music genre.
This event will be the second time in two years the two bands have played with each other.
Frank Gallo, the front man for Rolie Polie, said this weekend’s Hip Tot Music Fest is not something to be missed.
“If there is one Guacamole show not to miss this year, the Hip Tot is the one,” Gallo said, who lives in Windsor Terrace. “The Okee Dokee Brothers is my favorite kindie band and we always look forward to playing with them. This will be the best set yet.”
Rolie Polie will play songs from their upcoming fourth album, Triathlon. This will also be the first time Rolie Polie will play electric instruments for their audience. Formerly an acoustic band, the kindie outfit has made a full change to electric.