Laurie Berkner will bring her Greatest Hits Duo Tour to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 30, 2016. The best-selling children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite will perform three shows at the park’s Globe Theatre stage as part of the KIDsiderate concert series.
Called the “undisputed queen of kindie rock” by USA Today, Laurie Berkner will perform with her longtime keyboardist Susie Lampert. Kids should wear their dancing shoes and bring along a stuffed animal (for their heads). Apparently, stuffed animals end up on heads at Laurie Berkner concerts.
Berkner’s Busch Gardens performances will showcase many fan favorites, including songs from The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band and The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection, as well as other tunes that encourage kids to get up and dance. Parents will appreciate breaks from all of the high-energy moments with slower songs from Laurie Berkner Lullabies and Laurie Berkner’s Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs.
Concerts at Busch Gardens are free with park admission. You may want to arrive early as seats fill up fast. The concert takes place at the Globe Theatre in the park’s England village. Laurie Berkner show times are as follows:
- 11:30 a.m.
- 1:30 p.m.
- 5:30 p.m.
Some of Laurie Berkner’s popular hit songs include “Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)”, “Pig on her Head” and “Victor Vito.” Since this is a duo show, rather than the full band, Laurie is likely to perform tunes with simpler arrangements, hand motions and even a cappella singing of songs like “Bottle Caps,” “Telephone” and “Drive my Car.”
About Laurie Berkner
Laurie Berkner, a former preschool music teacher, created Two Tomatoes Records and started selling her music out of her living room more than fifteen years ago. Laurie has since gone on to become the first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr. She was featured in nearly every episode of “Jack’s Big Music Show.”
Laurie Berkner currently stars in the animated musical short-form series “Sing It, Laurie!” on Sprout’s preschool channel. She appears frequently on Sprout’s “Sunny Side Up” morning show. Her “The Music in me Minute,” which plays on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live, features tips on how to incorporate music into everyday family life.
Laurie recently released a two-disc set entitled Laurie Berkner’s Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs, as well as Love, a fully remastered digital collection of Laurie Berkner songs about, well, love.
Visit Laurie online at Laurieberkner.com and keep up with her and the band on Facebook.
Busch Gardens is holding several kid-friendly concerts this season. Other acts include Imagination Movers, Choo Choo Soul and KIDZ BOP LIVE. For more information on Laurie Berkner and the KIDsiderate concert series at Busch Gardens, please visit Buschgardens.com/va.