October 18, 2017 - Little Kids Rock Benefit, Honoring Elvis Costello

Want to make this world a more harmonious place for our children? Well, you can! Support Little Kids Rock in NYC on October 18th as we continue our nearly two-decade long efforts to transform lives by restoring, expanding and innovating music education in our public schools. 

Join us as we honor legendary rocker and supporter Elvis Costello who's asked the question "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?" 

The evening will feature amazing live performances by an array of very special guests including our very own students as well as delicious dining, libations, live and silent auction and more. Music brings people together in ways that little else can ... see you on the 18th!

July 28-31, 2017 - Modern Band Rockfest

Modern Band Rockfest convenes music educators, arts administrators, and college and university professors from across the country to advance Modern Band in our schools.

This four-day professional development conference includes teacher-led workshops, special guest speakers, and nightly jam sessions that foster creativity and community in a peer network of more than 1,700 Modern Band practitioners nationwide.


June 29, 2017 - Big Kids Rock New York City, 2017

Join us for Big Kids Rock, an event that features titans of various industries including lawyers, doctors, bankers, entrepreneurs, and more! Though they may normally be buttoned-up businessmen and women during their day jobs, they will take the stage and shred their way through the night to ensure the next generation has access to the music education they so rightly deserve! They are all coming together with a goal of reaching over 2,500 kids with the transformational gift of musical instruments and lessons. June 29th promises to be a fun night filled with rockin' music for a great cause!


June 18, 2017 - 2017 JamFest Series - Chicago, Day 3

Join us on Sunday, June 18, 2017 for performance 3 of the 2017 Little Kid Rock Chicago JamFest Series, held at legendary rock & roll venue, Concord Music Hall



June 10, 2017 - 2017 JamFest Series - New York City

Join us on Saturday, June 10, 2017 for the Amp Up NYC Jamfest, held at legendary rock & roll venue, The Bitter End.

The NYC Jamfest brings modern band students from across the City together in an end-of-year concert celebration showcasing the talents of student music makers. This year we have 19 student bands from across the city participating in this spectacular event.


May 18, 2017 - Spring Jam NYC, 2017

On a typical Thursday night in New York City, something amazing took place. At The Cutting Room, a music venue tucked into the hustle and bustle of the city, students getting ready to graduate high school experienced a night they can remember for a lifetime. After our newest friends, Great Caesar, got hands clapping and toes tapping, our superstar students joined them with an energy filled rendition of Valerie. Then it was time for us to get up close and personal with the funky blues acoustic set from the one and only G. Love, who brought the seniors back up for an unforgettable jam session. The magic of the night didn't stop there. The funds raised will  provide music lessons for a year for 800 kids! 

March 1, 2017 - Big Kids Rock Chicago, 2017

On the heels of the major announcement that Chicago Public Schools is adopting Modern Band programming in 85% of it's music classes in the next five years, Big Kids Rock Chicago certainly hit a high note for the city. Nearly $100,000 was raised at the third annual Chicago-based benefit through ticket sales, donations, and a live auction that included items like a personalized, private dinner from Eddie V’s, Cubs vs. Yankees field level tickets and access to batting practice with Ryan Dempster, and an autographed guitar, amplifier, and meet-and-greet with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and club owner, Buddy Guy! 

October 6, 2016 - Little Kids Rock Benefit, Honoring Smokey Robinson and Kenny Loggins

Rock and roll royalty filled the majestic Capitale Wednesday night as the national nonprofit, Little Kids Rock, hosted its eighth annual benefit in Lower Manhattan to support public school students and music teachers with donated instruments, curricular resources, and training. The sold-out event featured performances from musical greats led by Musical Director Will Lee and generated over one million dollars in donations.

April 13, 2016 - Spring Jam NYC 2016

 On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Stolar, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, and Little Kids Rock Students welcomed warmer weather with some fresh music! Little Kids Rock's at its second annual Spring Jam, a rockin’ evening with live music, networking and the opportunity to make a difference, was held at The Cutting Room in New York City. 

Big Kids Rock Chicago, 2016

Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit with the mission to revitalize music programs in public schools across the US, hosted its second annual Big Kids Rock! Battle of the Bands fundraiser at the Hard Rock Café in Chicago on Wednesday, March 2.

With support from many in the Chicago area community, including former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster who participated in the live auction, the charity raised nearly $100,000, which will provide free instrumental music lessons for up to 4,000 children in under-served Chicago public schools, where Little Kids Rock currently provides free instruments and music education resources, curricula and training for nearly 27,000 students in 115 Chicago area schools, teaching kids to play the popular musical styles that they know and love.