Thursday, November 29 2012 23:52

SESAME STREET's Bob McGrath to rock the Hip Tot Music Fest on December 9...

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I'm not sure anyone is 100% sure how to get to SESAME STREET from Brooklyn (I believe it's somewhere in Manhattan), but one man who could probably supply some directions is Bob McGrath - THE "Bob" - who just began his 43rd season on the popular PBS Kids show. A "Rock Father" himself with five children, McGrath has released numerous children's albums, a a seasonally-appropriate CHRISTMAS SING ALONG. On December 9, he'll be appearing at the monthly HIP TOT MUSIC FEST, where he'll be joined by Jeremy Plays Guitar and his Rock-ucation Band. Jeremy Plays Guitar is the official band of Rock-ucation, Inc. where music is not only educational, it ROCKS!  

The action takes place at the Littlefield in Brooklyn, with tickets available now at Ticketfly.

Even More Events at the December HIP TOT Music Festival...

hiptotdeclogoIn addition to seeing Bob McGrath and Jeremy Plays Guitar...

Meet Hip Tot's very own Santa! This Santa is anything but your department store variety. Fifth-generation New Yorker Erica Goepel (that's right, Santa's a girl) is full of joy, enrobed in a handmade costume based on traditional St. Nicholas images so bring your camera.

Hip Tot Music Fest has recently signed a multi-year strategic partnership with Walsh Family Media who bring The Cool Beans animated Band to life with a live pre-concert performance. “Imagine our audience of young hip kids’ as they get blown away when Veg-J of The Cool Beans jumps out of the screen on to the stage ripping his guitar in full costume, in a live pre-show performance,” states Hip Tot Music Fest co-producer Gabby Napolitano. To celebrate this partnership Walsh Family Media is offering FREE-download of ‘Bean Somethin’ at www.walshfamilymedia.com.

Happy Family Brands also sponsors the pre-concert fest featuring performances from The Cool Beans and Jeté Dance Center; a book reading of by children's book author and illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg ; Glitter Tattoos with Glitter Tattoo New York, Face Painting with Lady Z; and Cardboard castle built by Mini Jake and Makedo.

Families have a blast with new exciting performers each month that the whole family can enjoy, as well as giveaways of great stuff like face painting for a party, autographed copies of Melanie Hope Greenberg books and music CDs. Plus each family goes home with a goody bag filled with Cool Bean flip books, tattoos, stickers, discount cards and more–all in the heart of Brooklyn at Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, in Gowanus.

For more on the Hip Tot Music Festival and their awesome monthly events, check out http://hiptot.com/

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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