Kid City Rockers Dance Party

KCRChildren’s Museum of Pittsburgh

May 24
1 – 3 p.m.

If you want to rock out with your kids and you’re tired of hearing songs from Frozen, then Kid City Rockers is for you.

DJ KellyMom

Pittsburgh’s premier indie dance party for kids, the lively event returns to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for an afternoon of fun, music and lots of happy dancing.

And if your kids—or you—are shy about hitting the dance floor, you’ll love this program’s fresh, fun and inclusive approach to enjoying music in public spaces.

Celebrating family diversity with the theme “So Happy Together,” the rockin’ dance party will feature DJ KellyMom’s signature mix of 1980s-era classic rock, punk and rock & roll sounds.

Relive some of your own dance floor glory days—and introduce your kids to timeless music—as DJ KellyMom spins kid-friendly songs by bands such as The Cure, Ramones, La Tigre, Beastie Boys, New Order, Vampire Weekend, The Clash, Bob Marley, The Pixies, The White Stripes and more.


At Kid City Rockers, dancing is a highly interactive sport, so expect to play with creative props such as inflatable guitars, balloons, hula hoops, glow sticks and toys. Explore language and enjoy physical movement during fun word games and creative expression activities. Be sure to listen for DJ KellyMom’s “Jump Set”—featuring catchy songs by Van Halen and The Pointer Sisters—which encourages kids to jump every time they hear the word.

Kids City Rockers is the brainchild of Kelly Day, who loves to enjoy great music with her three children. A community leader from Brighton Heights who has spent 20 years amassing an extensive vinyl collection, Kelly has been a DJ at WPTS, ran a monthly DJ residency in Los Angeles and is an alum of the Scratch DJ Academy founded by RUN-D.M.C.’s Jam Master Jay.

Open to the public, the event takes place in the museum’s free area, located in the downstairs theater. Admission is required to visit the museum’s exhibitions before or after the dance party.

Can’t make it on May 24th? Check out Kids City Rockers on the fourth Sunday of every month at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on the Northside.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.