WANT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR LITTLE KIDS ROCK?

Little Kids Rock is able to serve more kids with the lifelong gift of music when the community helps raise funds through benefit events, cause-based marketing initiatives, or online fundraisers. Initiatives and events like these are conducted by an individual, group or organization. The host is responsible for promoting, financing and conducting the event.

Check out our Host Your Own Fundraiser Kit for ideas on how to get started.

Questions? Review our Guidelines and FAQs or contact events@littlekidsrock.org

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Salesforce Foundation

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Salesforce Foundation


Salesforce leverages its technology, people, and resources to help improve communities around the world and create a culture of caring. Their annual Dreamforce conference has fundraised and provided performance opportunites for our students across the country!


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Hearst Foundations

Hearst Foundations

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Hearst Foundations


Hearst Foundation

The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives. Hearst has helped us expand our Amp Up NYC initiative and reach hundreds of students in New York!


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Les Paul Foundation

Les Paul Foundation

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Les Paul Foundation


NAMM Foundation

The Les Paul Foundation inspires innovative and creative thinking by sharing the legacy of Les Paul through support of music education, recording, innovation and medical research related to hearing. Les Paul Foundation has helped us create links to Les Paul educational resources on our JamZone!


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Yahoo Employee Foundation

Yahoo Employee Foundation

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Yahoo Employee Foundation


NAMM Foundation

Yahoo Employee Foundation empowers their employees to fund causes they care about. Yahoo! has been an great supporter of our California classrooms allowing us to expand in the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles areas!


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NAMM Foundation

NAMM Foundation

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NAMM Foundation


NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. A longtime supporter, the NAMM Foundation has been instrumental in expanding Little Kids Rock's impact to reach more than 300,000 public school students in more than 130 public school districts all across the country!


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Magic Mountain / Six Flags

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Six Flags Friends


Six Flags Friends

Six Flags Friends is a series of programs throughout the Six Flags family of parks that makes a difference in communities by encouraging local involvement, supporting the mission of various non-profit organizations and bringing the thrill of Six Flags to children and families across North America. Six Flags has helped us rock out in Los Angeles!


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Darden Foundation

Darden Foundation

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Darden Foundation


Darden Foundation

Darden has restaurants in hundreds of communities across North America, and views giving back to those communities as an extension of our core values – and an essential part of being a good neighbor. Support from the Darden Foundation launched 10 Modern Band programs in cities across the country!


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Music Together

Music Together

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Music Together


Music Together connects families and communities across the globe as they express and explore the basic human instinct for making music. With their support, we've launched 10 new schools across America, creating a brand new generation of music makers!


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Ernie Ball

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Ernie Ball


Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Ernie Ball is the world's leading manufacturer of high quality guitar strings and have helped musicians across the world create a unique sound. Ernie Ball strings will be a staple in our classrooms!


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Epiphone

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Epiphone


Epiphone is one of America's oldest instrument makers with a reach across all popular styles of music. With their help, we'll be putting Epiphone guitars in Little Kids Rock schools across America!


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Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

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Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation


Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation supports leadership, innovation, and collaboration for a better New Jersey. Support from Dodge Foundation has helped expand programming across the state; currently serving more than 20,000 students in more than 100 classrooms!


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SpreadMusicNow

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SpreadMusicNow


SpreadMusicNow

SpreadMusicNow is committed to funding music programs that foster continual learning and that put students on a clear path to college, career, and life success. SpreadMusicNow is helping us bring Modern Band to every student in the state of Connecticut!


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Sweetwater

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Sweetwater


Sweetwater

Sweetwater Sound has been supporting our work, and has been instrumental to Little Kids Rock’s expansion of music education. Assisted by Sweetwater Sound, Little Kids Rock is able to continue its efforts and make a meaningful impact for the public school teachers and students we work with. Through Sweetwater Sound’s fundraising initiatives and its willingness to provide musical instruments at a discount, Sweetwater Sound has helped bring music into more kids’ lives.


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State Farm

State Farm

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State Farm


State Farm is committed to maintaining the vibrancy of our communities by assisting nonprofits that support community revitalization. Through its Help Life Go Right campaign, State Farm helped raise awareness of the importance of music education in our schools and donated hundreds of instruments for use in classrooms across the country!


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Goldsmith Foundation

Goldsmith Foundation

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Goldsmith Foundation


The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

The Horace W. Goldsmith foundation is a great supporter of the arts and education in California, New York and Pennsylvania. Goldsmith has helped us rock in the San Fransciso Bay Area!


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Wildflower Foundation

Wildflower Foundation

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Wildflower Foundation


Wildflower Foundation

Suport from the Wildfower Foundation launched our Miami program reaching over 15,000 students!


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Brighton Collectibles

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Ecomedia


Brighton Collectibles

The Brighton brand was founded by Jerry and Terri Kohl, who envisioned a different kind of company that would be built from the heart - focused on treating our customers and employees the way they love to be treated. Brighton has improved the lives of students in Los Angeles, Tampa, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Miami, Pasadena, Houston, Nashville, Atlanta, Newark and New York City by providing over 3,000 guitars!


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Ecomedia

Ecomedia

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Ecomedia


EcoMedia has a vision to harness the power of advertising and channel it into tangible social change. Through their support, EcoMedia has brought Little Kids Rock unique partnership opportunities serving more than 21,000 students across Los Angeles, CA, and Hartford, CT, with more cities to come!


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Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box

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Jack in the Box


Jack in the Box is dedicated to making a positive difference in the communities in which their employees, franchisees and guests work and live. Jack in the Box has helped us expand our programs in Los Angeles, Dallas, and San Francisco and is helping us bring modern band to Sacramento and Seattle for the very first time!


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LEGO Foundation

LEGO Foundation

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LEGO Foundation


LEGO Foundation

The LEGO Foundation believes strongly that play helps children develop the intellectual, emotional, social and creative skills that are of lifelong benefit to them and their communities. LEGO is helping us launch new programs in schools throughout Connecticut, positioning Modern Band to become a statewide initiative for the State of Connecticut!


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HARMAN

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HARMAN


HARMAN delivers the best in sound in the studio and on the stage, at home and on the go. With their support and expert audio technology, we launched our Jamzone with lessons, chord charts and helpful tools to inspire music making!


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Blackwing Foundation

Blackwing Foundation

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Blackwing Foundation


The Blackwing Foundation's mission is to develop and support innovative partnerships that have a sustainable, positive impact on arts and music participation and learning in the classroom. To that end, they have helped expand adoption of Modern Band in Northern California’s Central Valley Region, supporting both the K-12 space as well as aspiring music educators at the university level.
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Pandora

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Pandora


Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform and they are devoted to helping kids receive access to the transformational gift of music. Thanks to a generous donation, teachers from twenty Oakland-area schools received the resources and training to launch Modern Band music programs that reach 2,000 Oakland students. Pandora has also sent artists to schools, volunteers to events, and promoted Little Kids Rock on their mobile and web advertisements.
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Sendo

Sendo

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Sendo



Anschutz Foundation

The Anschutz Foundation

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The Anschutz Foundation


The Anschutz Foundation helped us launch our program in Denver, impacting the lives of more than 7,400 students to date, and positioning Modern Band to become a statewide initiative for the State of Colorado!


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Carlos Santana

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Carlos Santana


Santana and his Milagro foundation donated some of the first electric guitars ito Little Kids Rock back in 2001. Since then, Santana has personally visited and jammed with our kids in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.


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James Hetfield

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James Hetfield


James Hetfield is the lead singer and guitarist for Grammy-winning band Metallica. Metallica has received worldwide recognition and is widely regarded as one of the most progressive and influential rock bands of all time. Hetfield himself has received recognition as one of the greatest metal guitarists as well as one of the greatest metal vocalists of all time.

In 2013, Hetfield was honored by Little Kids Rock at their Rockin’ the Bay Benefit in Menlo Park, CA. There, he performed on stage with local students and has filmed several PSA's and donated autographed guitars and other items to our auctions.


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Bonnie Raitt

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Bonnie Raitt


Bonnie was one of Little Kids Rock's earliest supporters back when it was just a grassroots movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since that time, Bonnie has joined our Honorary Board Member, done meet and greets with students and donors, visited classrooms and invited Little Kids Rock to soundchecks and to host tables at her concerts.


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Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson

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Smokey Robinson



"We're not only talking about the future of music.
We're talking about the future of our country."

Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson’s career spans over four decades of hits. The Motown legend received Little Kids Rock's "Rocker of the Year Award" in 2016 and shared his passion for keeping music education in schools. After joining a 12 year old student in a duet of "My Girl," Smokey performed "Get Ready," a hit he wrote for The Temptations, along with Little Kids Rock students from New York City and Philadelphia.


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Slash

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Slash


An honorary board member since 2009, Slash has inspired thousands of our students with his music, and an entire classroom full of students with his presence when he visted a school in Los Angeles and jammed with students on Sweet Child O' Mine. Slash has contributed various auction items to help Little Kids Rock raise funds, including autographed Gibson Les Paul guitars, which he is known for shredding.


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Lady Antebellum

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Lady Antebellum


The Grammy Award Winning country group surprised a teacher in Miami by showing up with a classroom set of instruments and two free tickets to see the group perform.


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Steve Miller

Steve Miller

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Steve Miller


Steve Miller was honored as the Rocker of the Year at Little Kids Rock's 2015 Benefit in NYC. He performed a few of his hits, including "Fly Like An Eagle" with student vocalists, and even came back on stage to help auction off a guitar he signed.


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Josh Groban

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Josh Groban


After supporting Little Kids Rock through his Find Your Light Foundation, Josh Groban made time to meet-and-greet with some students before a concert in Newark, and then gave the organization a shoutout from the Prudential Center stage. With the funds donated, he visited a school in lower Manhattan, jammed with the kids, spoke to them about his career, and delievered a bunch of brand new instruments.


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Rascal Flatts

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Rascal Flatts


Racal Flatts surprised our students by delivering dozens of brand new instruments to a school in East Los Angeles. In partnership with CMA Foundation, the band presented a check to Little Kids Rock to help expand music education to even more students. The Insider and People Magazine came out to cover the visit, and the students, who jammed with Rascal Flatts on "Life Is A Highway" were thrilled to be featured on TV and in print!


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Joan Jett

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Joan Jett


In 2014, Joan Jett was the honoree and headliner at the Little Kids Rock Benefit, which raised over a million dollars and attracted various luminaries including Alice Cooper, Billie Joe Armstrong, Cheap Trick, Tommy James, Ad-Rock, Darlene Love and others.


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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga


Lady Gaga was Little Kids Rock's honoree at the 2011 Little Kids Rock Benefit. Her appearance at the event was a complete surprise to the hundreds of guests in attendance. Gaga gave a rousing speech, took photos with our kids, and donated various items to our auction, including a signed keyboard an her very own earrings! She even bid on and won one of the auction experiences herself.


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Steven Van Zandt

Steven Van Zandt

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Steven Van Zandt


Steven Van Zandt has helped Little Kids Rock raise millions of dollars by producing and performing at several Little Kids Rock Benefits in NYC, procuring and directing artists including Bruce Springsteen, Joan Jett, Elvis Costello, Alice Cooper, Billie Joe Armstrong, Darlene Love, Brian Wilson, Cheap Trick, Bill Medley, Southside Johnny, Tommy James and many others. In addition, Little Kids Rock works closely with Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation to produce music curriculum that includes both music performance and history.


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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen


Bruce Springsteen surprised a huge crowd at the 2012 Little Kids Rock Benefit when he showed up to present an award to his friend and bandmate Steven Van Zandt. Bruce not only spoke, but also performed two songs onstage.


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Billie Joe Armstrong

Billie Joe Armstrong

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Billie Joe Armstrong


The Green Day frontman came out to help Little Kids Rock honor Joan Jett at the 2015 Little Kids Rock Benefit. He performed on stage with Jett and then again with all of the evening's performers, including our own students!


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Charlie Puth

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Charlie Puth


Pop star Charlie Puth took time from his national tour to surprise students at Cage Elementary in Houston, TX with a delivery of brand new instruments. He performed his song, "One Call Away" with students, answered questions, and took photos with them, giving the students an experience they'll never forget.


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Gene Simmons

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Gene Simmons


Gene Simmons and his family surprised a Little Kids Rock classroom in Los Angeles when they showed up to give a masterclass in music instruction and delivered tons of new instruments! The entire visit was featuerd on Simmons' national television show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels. The KISS star also has donated autographed memorabilia for Little Kids Rock to auction off at its fundraiser events.


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Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

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Jack Johnson


Jack Johnson's Ohana Charitable Foundation has funded Little Kids Rock's efforts to expand music education into inner city public schools. Personally, Johnson has autographed various guitars to be auctioned off by Little Kids Rock to raise more funding to support our work.


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Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

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Ne-Yo


Ne-Yo filmed this awesome PSA for Little Kids Rock, sharing his story about the teacher who helped transform his life by introducing him to music, the way that so many Little Kids Rock teachers do.


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RUSH

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RUSH


In efforts to provide percussion instruments to schools, RUSH created a premium Neil Peart Paragon Cymbal Pack, each of which came with a free splash cymbal personalized, autographed and dated by the RUSH drummer himself. This cause-based marketing initiative went on to raise over $50,000 for Little Kids Rock.


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Graham Nash

Graham Nash

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Graham Nash


Nash was honored by Little Kids Rock as the Humanitarian of the Year in 2015, and performed "Teach Your Children" onstage with several local students.


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Darlene Love

Darlene Love

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Darlene Love


Darlene Love has supported Little Kids Rock for many years, having been honored at the organization's 2013 benefit event and having performed at several others, including the annual "A Souled Out Christmas" show in Red Bank, NJ. She also visited a school in Jersey City to deliver dozens of brand new instruments and sing “Lean on Me” with the students and the mayor!


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Elvis Costello

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Elvis Costello


Elvis Costello has performed at two Little Kids Rock Benefits to help honor both Steven Van Zandt and Darlene Love. Furthermore, he autographed several instruments so that Little Kids Rock could auction them off to raise more funds to buy brand new instruments for kids in need.


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Chad Smith

Chad Smith

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Chad Smith


Chad Smith is a staunch supporter of music education, having worked with NAMM, Turnaround Arts and Little Kids Rock to ensure that all kids have access to music education. After having gone on the Dr. Phil show with some of our kids in LA, Smith joined Little Kids Rock Facebook's HQ in Menlo Park, CA to be honored at our West Coast Family Jam Benefit, where he jammed with our students and did several interviews about the importance of music education.


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Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins

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Kenny Loggins



“I’m thrilled to receive the Humanitarian Award from Little Kids Rock.
Every child should experience the healing power of music.
I’m really proud and honored to be a part of the Little Kids Rock family.

The “Footloose” and "Danger Zone" singer/songwriter was honored with Little Kids Rock's "Humanitarian of the Year Award" for his decades of commitment to children’s causes, including his work with the Children’s Miracle Network and Why Hunger, and his involvement in the 1985 landmark charity single “We Are the World.” He performed his hit song "Footloose" with Little Kids Rock students and shared his strong feelings about keeping music alive in our schools.


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Nathan Sykes

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Nathan Sykes


The English singer/songwriter, who came to fame with the band The Wanted, joined a star-studded lineup of musicians paying tribute to Smokey Robinson at the 2016 Little Kids Rock Benefit and performed Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You." Sykes, who has already inspired Little Kids Rock students across the nation as evidenced by his band's popular song "Glad You Came," dropped his debut solo album the following week.


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