Kids' Music Superstar Laurie Berkner Coming to Owings Mills
By popular demand, bestselling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will return to The Gordon Center for Performing Arts on the campus of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills, MD with two family shows at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, and this year she's bringing The Laurie Berkner Band with her!
Says Laurie Berkner, "I'm thrilled to be returning to The Gordon Center with my band! We had so much fun at my solo shows last year, and it will be even more fun this year with the band!"
A true pioneer in children's music, the legendary Laurie Berkner and The Laurie Berkner Band will bring such well-loved hits as "Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)," "Victor Vito," "We Are The Dinosaurs," and "Pig on Her Head" to these performances. Laurie and the band will showcase many fan favorites, including an array of tunes that encourage kids and grownups alike to get up and dance. Kids should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads).
Laurie Berkner is one of most popular children's entertainers in the U.S. She has filled countless venues nationwide with adoring fans and sold millions of albums, songs, and videos. Her secret? Laurie's shows are interactive throughout; her songs get the kids (and adults) on their feet to sing, clap, and dance along. She keeps even the youngest audience members fully engaged with dynamic expressions of musical joy in active songs like "I'm Gonna Catch You" and "Rocketship Run," and gives everyone a chance to catch their breath between high-energy moments by including quieter interludes featuring songs such as Laurie's classic "Moon Moon Moon." Laurie displays an instinctive understanding of children's natural rhythms and energy in her shows, which keeps kids enraptured and brings parents happily along for the ride.
The first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr., Laurie Berkner was featured in nearly all the episodes of the channel's Jack's Big Music Show. Laurie recently created her own Audible Original Series titled Laurie Berkner's Song and Story Kitchen. Her music videos appear regularly on NBCUniversal's Universal Kids channel, and she is a familiar radio presence on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live. Laurie has released twelve bestselling, award-winning albums, has written the lyrics and music for three Off-Broadway children's musicals, and has authored three picture books for Simon & Schuster: We Are the Dinosaurs, Pillowland and Monster Boogie.
Laurie has received tremendous critical acclaim. USA Today named Laurie "the undisputed queen of kindie rock." Time Magazine lauded her 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." NPR's All Things Considered declared, "Laurie Berkner is like a goddess to these children."
The Laurie Berkner Band features: Laurie Berkner, vocals/guitar; Susie Lampert, keyboards; Brady Rymer, bass; and Bobby Golden, drums/percussion.