The fourth-annual “Kids Music Day” will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 4, boasting ambassadors for music education including Julie Andrews, Jack Black, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, Richie Sambora, Sarah McLachlan, Vanessa Williams, Victor Wooten, Todd Rundgren, Bernie Williams and more. Each year, Keep Music Alive partners with music schools, music retailers and other music organizations worldwide to highlight the importance of including music in children’s education. Events held by participating locations include open houses, instrument petting zoos, student music performances, community/family jams, instrument donation drives and more. It is estimated more than 600 locations worldwide will help celebrate during Kids Music Day weekend in 2019.
Kids Music Day is also being supported by CASIO EMI, Alfred Music, Remo, Conn-Selmer and the D’Addario Foundation. Kids Music Day also received grant support from the Les Paul Foundation and Music Nomad Equipment Care.
Kids Music Day is one of two international music holidays founded by Keep Music Alive. In March, the organization partnered with more than 750 music school and music retail locations in 15 countries to offer free lessons to new students (children and adults) as part of the fifth-annual Teach Music Week. Keep Music Alive is a national 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to promoting the value of music.