Rockin’ and Readin’: Catch Kindie Rockers at Tricycle Music Fest

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Do you know about the music festival all the Bay Area kids are talking about? Forget Outsidelands and the Bluegrass Festival—the hot ticket for the tot-to-pre-teen set is the Tricycle Music Fest. This free concert series gets loud inside libraries across the Bay and is kicking off this weekend. This year’s all-star line-up includes Aaron Nigel Smith, Frances England, Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band, and The Not-It’s! and concerts are happening throughout the entire month of October. We’ve compiled the entire schedule for you below.

tricycle_music_festPhoto: SFPL

Aaron Nigel Smith
Friday, October 2 at 9:30am, Millbrae Library
Friday, October 2 at 3:00 PM at Portola Branch
Saturday, October 3 at 1:00pm, East Palo Alto Library
Saturday, October 3 at 4:00 PM at Main Library

frances england
Photo: Frances England

Frances England
Friday, October 9 at 4:30 PM at Mission Bay Branch
Saturday, October 10 at 10:30am, Half Moon Bay Library
Saturday, October 10 at 3:30 PM at Parkside Branch
Sunday, October 11 at 2:00pm, Foster City Library

Lucky DiazPhoto: Lucky Diaz

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
Friday, October 16 at 10:30am, Pacifica Sanchez Library
Friday, October 16 at 3:30 PM at Richmond Branch
Saturday, October 17 at 10:30am, Belmont Library
Saturday, October 17 at 3:00 PM at Bernal Heights Branch

The Not Its
Photo: The Not-Its!

The Not-Its!
Saturday, October 24 at 10:00am, Portola Valley Library
Saturday, October 24 at 2:00 PM at Glen Park Branch
Sunday, October 25 at 1:00PM at West Portal Branch
Sunday, October 25 at 4:00pm, San Carlos Library


Photo credit:

Alison Faith Levy
Saturday, October 31 at 11:30 am at Excelsior Branch

tricycle music festPhoto: SFPL

Tricycle Music Fest is presented jointly by the San Francisco Public Library and San Mateo County Library. Families, get ready for a hip-shaking, head bopping dance party explosion of indie fresh pop rock beats—only at the library! And, because playing is just as important as singing in early childhood learning, they will be raffling off one tricycle to a lucky concertgoer at each event. Skip the nap, grab your boogie shoes and catch unforgettable shows in October!

Do you have an act you can’t wait to catch at this year’s festival? Let us know in the comments below! 

–Shelly Hausman