Young children like TV stars they can relate to, which is why the most successful kids’ performers sing goofy songs or deliver monologues consisting only of the word “Why?” Encourage musical curiosity with this GrouponLive deal to see the Fresh Beat Band at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown. For $20, you get one G-Pass for seating in sections 19–22 on Thursday, October 11, at 6:30 p.m. (up to a $40.65 value, including all fees). Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Drums. Pumpkins. Swimming pools. Pizza. These are just some of the things that can send the four overgrown kids of Nick Jr.’s Fresh Beat Band—and with them, their preschool audience—into transports of wild enthusiasm. Naturally enough, their excitement about the stuff that 4-year-olds’ dreams are made of spills over into ultra-energetic song and dance numbers. On a national tour, the band takes their Day-Glo spectacle from screen to stage, backed by colorful, pulsating productions.
In concert, the musical quartet—Kiki, Shout, Marina, and Twist—jam on guitars, drums, keys, and a DJ deck, often breaking into synchronized dance routines to accompany hits from their show's first three seasons. "Great Day" bounces along to glass-half-full beats, and "Reach for the Sky" encourages tykes to aspire to dreams even bigger than emptying out an entire cabinet of Tupperware. In educational asides—delivered in a style that’s perky but, fortunately for parents, not cloying or condescending—they show kids how the basic materials of movement and music can be used to make a danceable beat or express emotion.
The band’s fall tour is an extension of a successful tour earlier this year, a series of sold-out shows that caught the attention of the New York Times, who declared the experience "Beatlemania for tots." USA Today called them "one of the hottest pop acts on the road this year," and the Daily Beast reported on the concert's decibel reading by noting that the group has "has the juice-box set squealing" while being “poised to become known outside of its target demographic.”
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.