Legendary children’s musician Laurie Berkner will perform one of her first concerts in person, live and solo in over a year when she returns to the Chicago area for an 11 a.m. encore on Saturday, August 7 at the Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Rd. , Highland Park, Illinois.
Laurie says, âI can’t wait to play Ravinia again for so long! I feel so lucky to be invited for my tenth year to such a beautiful venue, and I can’t think of a better place to start – no one is showing again. “
A true pioneer in children’s music, offering a childhood soundtrack and memories that last a lifetime, Laurie Berkner will perform songs from a 20-year career in the entertainment industry, including “Superhero “,” Waiting for the Elevator “and” Chipmunk at the Gas Pump “, as well as such popular hits as” Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz) “,” Victor Vito “,” We Are The Dinosaurs “,” Rocketship Run “and” Pig on Her Head “. She is also excited to donate songs from her new album, Let’s Go! Laurie will present an array of melodies that will encourage children and adults to get up and dance. Children should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their head).
In her solo shows, in addition to familiar hits, Laurie Berkner performs songs that don’t always correspond to a full group performance: tunes with simpler arrangements, hand movements and a cappella vocals, such as “These are my glasses”. One Seed “and” Drive My Car “.
One of America’s most popular children’s entertainers, Laurie Berkner has filled countless venues nationwide with adoring fans. With an average of over 16 million monthly streams and millions of albums, songs and DVDs sold, Laurie’s songs have become beloved classics for children around the world. The first artist to appear in music videos on Nick Jr., Laurie Berkner has appeared in almost every episode of the channel’s Jack’s Big Music Show. Laurie recently created her own original Audible series titled Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen and is currently in production for a second season. She has released fourteen successful and award-winning albums and has written a number of picture books based on her songs. She also wrote the music and lyrics for three Off-Broadway children’s musicals produced by the New York City Children’s Theater. Laurie has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the White House, among many other prestigious venues.
Laurie Berkner has received critical acclaim. USA Today has named Laurie “the undisputed queen of kindie rock”. Time Magazine hailed Laurie as “a sort of goblet Sheryl Crow … Berkner inhabits the curious perspective of a child in his lyrics and writes folk-pop melodies that support repeated listening – very repeated”. The Wall Street Journal called Laurie “one of America’s most popular children’s performers … NPR’s All Things Considered said,” Laurie Berkner is like a goddess to these children. “