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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday Special - Upcoming Laurie Berkner Shows


Solo Dates And Laurie Berkner Band Concerts Continue In 2013

“The undisputed queen of kindie rock.” – USA Today

"Laurie Berkner is bigger than Justin Bieber, if you happen to be 4 or 5." 
- The New York Times

Children’s music superstar and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner is scheduled to perform in both solo and Laurie Berkner Band concerts this fall.

Laurie has been performing in a successful series of solo concerts entitled “The You & Me Tour.” Says Laurie, "I'm feeling the need to go back to my roots a bit and get back in touch with what it was like to play just myself with my guitar to a room full of kids.  I know that sometimes the youngest kids connect to songs with hand movements, but I tend not to do those simpler songs and a cappella songs with the band.  This gives me a space to sing those songs as well."

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. 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.” 

The Laurie Berkner Band features: Laurie Berkner, vocals/guitar; Susie Lampert, keyboards; Brady Rymer, bass; and Bobby Golden, drums/percussion.

The Laurie Berkner Band  2013 Concert Dates

October 12 State Theatre     - SOLO!    -
 107 West State Street, Ithaca, NY
        12:00 P.M.  Tickets October 12   ticket $20.00 adults; $15.00 kids.    .
        $75.00 VIP packages inlucde preferred seating and after-
        show meet and greet.   
        Visit http://statetheatreofithaca.frontgatetickets.com/

October 20    Palace Theatre/Stamford Center for the Arts                        
61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT  61
        3:00 P.M.  Tickets $30.00; $40.00; $45.00.  $100 VIP                          
        packages include preferred seating and after-show meet
        and greet. Visit https://tickets.stamfordcenterforthearts.org

November 2    Palace of Fine Arts    - SOLO!                                              
3301 Lyon St., San Francisco, CA
        1:00 PM.  Tickets $25.00; $35.00.  $100 VIP packages                           
        include preferred seating and after-show meet and greet.  
       Visit www.ticketmaster.com   

November 3    Gallo Center For The Arts – SOLO!     
1000 I. St.,  Modesto, CA
         2:00 P.M.  Tickets $60.00; $45.00; $35.00; $20.00; $12.00,                     
          available at the Box Office: 209.338.2100.  www.galloarts.org

November 17    Congregation Shaarey Zedek – SOLO!                               
27375 Bell Rd., Southfield, MI
        11:00 A.M.  Tickets $15.00; $25.00.  $54.00 VIP                                     
        ticket includes preferred seating and meet-and-greet.
        $118.00 VIP ticket includes preferred seating, meet-and-
        greet, and gift bag.  Visit www.shaareyzedek.org

November 23    Wiltsie Center –Holiday Celebration Concert!                    
700 N. Wyoming Ave., Hazleton, PA
        2:00 P.M.  Tickets $19.00; $39.00.  Additional                                         
        $25.00 on any ticket price to add VIP package
        (includes after show meet-and-greet). Visit 
        www.tickemaster.com or charge by phone: .

December 1    Tilles Center – Holiday Celebration Concert!                      
CW Post Campus. 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY
        2:00 P.M.  Tickets $28.00; $38.00. $100.00 VIP                               
        packages include preferred seating and after-show                                   
       meet and greet. Visit  www.ticketmaster.com or charge
        by phone: 800.745.3000.

December 7    The Concert Hall – Holiday Celebration Concert!               
Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St., New York, NY
      11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.  Tickets $45.00 (inclusive of  facility                    
       and ticketing fees).  $107.00 VIP packages                                               
      (inclusive of facility and ticketing fees) include preferred
      seating and after-show meet and greet.  Visit
      www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 800.745.3000.

December 14     State Theatre – Holiday Celebration Concert!                 
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
        2:00 P.M.  Tickets $25.00; $35.00.  $100 VIP packages                         
        include preferred seating and after-show meet and greet.
       Call 732.246.7469 or visit http://www.statetheatrenj.org

For more information on The Laurie Berkner Band, please contact Sarah Geist Rosen at SKG Publicity: 847.432.8177; skgeist@comcast.net