LIVE entertainment: 2:00 – 6:00
2:00 The Pop Ups
2:45 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
3:30 Aaron Nigel Smith and the FUNdamentals
4:15 Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
5:05 Justin Roberts and the Not
Latin GRAMMY Award Winning pop music for children of all ages! As seen on CNN, Sprout and in People Magazine
LATIN GRAMMY WINNERS! Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band have been crowned the very first Americans to ever win a Latin GRAMMY in the children’s album category! As Featured on NPR, All Things Considered and in Coca-Cola's national commercial- Here's to Falling
Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis, a married couple, have been named ‘THE face of kindie music’ by the Washington Post, ‘SUPERSTARS’ by Red Tricycle, ‘The Rolling Stones of Kids Music’ by the Style Network, and PEOPLE Magazine called their album the #1 in COOLEST kids music! They create indie music sounds that are rooted in their whimsical child-friendly imaginations.
The songs on their five acclaimed and award-winning recordings offer a musical and topical range aimed at exploring all of the wonder and joy of a young person’s life. After they teamed up with artist Micah Player, their 2011 video “Blue Bear” became a hit sensation. The song appeared on their very first EP, Luckiest Adventure, and enjoyed #1 position on SiriusXM Satellite Radio for many weeks in 2010. By 2011, USA Today was calling them the best new band for kids. In 2012, the band released A Potluck, which People magazine reviewed as the #1 new children’s album of the year. The new songs enjoyed heavy radio rotation nationwide. A Potluck earned a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, a NAPPA Award, and many other kudos by year’s end.
Next, Latin GRAMMY Award winning, ¡Fantastico! Translating their hit “Blue Bear” into “Oso Azul” and re-introducing songs like “Say What?” as “¿Que Dices?”(Also a #1 hit on SiriusXM), Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band’s Spanish language release found a new audience of families yearning to immerse their youngest listeners in dual language right from the start. SiriusXM’s Mindy Thomas said that it set the standard for Spanish-language music for kids, and ¡Fantastico! went onto be the first album ever to win a Latin GRAMMY by an American group in its category.
In 2013, after a year of intense development with a team of creative partners, the band released Lishy Lou and Lucky Too.This album contains the Song of the Year by several parenting publications, the smash hit- “Thingamajig.” Like NPR exclaimed, “This music is rocking!”
2013 was a smashing success for the group in the commercial market as well. Iconic brand Coca-Cola chose Lucky’s song “Falling” as their national summer campaign anthem playing on television and movie theatres everywhere. The duo showcased at Kindiefest, the family music conference at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM); spent the summer touring with venues including sold-out shows at the Smithsonian, Los Angeles Book Festival Target Stage, Skirball Cultural Center, NYC Symphony Space, and Madison Square Park- with more than 50 dates in three months’ time; and appeared on CNN, Univision, PBS and Sprout TV’s “Sunny Side Up Show.” Later, they were crowned the TV show’s #1 best guests of the year.
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band have also been brand partners with GAP, Whole Foods, LEGO, USO, and Discmakers. They have been featured in Apartment Therapy, Los Angeles Living Magazine, Daily News, E! TV, Washington Post, New York Times, Style Network and more.
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band also includes an evolving guest rotation of the most talented musicians around including: Musical Director Wes Switzer on bass, Multi-instrumentalist Michael Farkas (of WIYOS fame), Michael Klooster (Smashmouth superstar), Kurtis Keber (*bonus bass), Deacon Marrquin Gee Rabe on accordion, and many more!
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band is on the pulse of all things kids music and brings smart, crafty lyrics with irresistibly fresh pop beats. Like Zooglobble states, “It'll take you all of about 15 minutes to become a fan of Lucky Diaz.”