- One ticket to see the Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert
- When: Friday, January 24, at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Grand Ole Opry House
- Door time: 5:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $23 for the central-balcony section (up to $46.33 value)
- $26 for the rear-floor sections 8-15 (up to $52.61 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert
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 sold-out shows have 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 the juice-box set squealing” while being “poised to become known outside of its target demographic.”<p>
Grand Ole Opry House
As vast as the Grand Ole Opry House’s stage is (its depth holds multiple band set-ups during the venue’s namesake variety shows), its grandest feature is a mere six feet across. That would be “the circle”—the disc of dark oak wood that was cut from the Opry’s original roost, the Ryman Auditorium. According to Brad Paisley, “That circle is the most magical thing when you’re a performer… To stand there and get to sing on those same boards that probably still contain dust from Hank Williams’ boots.” And not just Hank, but also Patsy Cline, Ricky Scaggs, Garth Brooks, and countless other country-music luminaries.
When the House opened in 1974, with a U.S. president seated amongst its velvet-lined benches, it was a turning point for one of country music’s staples—a new, permanent home that could hold its widely expanding audience. Today, despite flooding, the circle remains unbroken, holding the feet of new superstars and anyone else who can get up there before security stops them.<p>