1 — 3 p.m.
Don’t miss the chance to dance in the streets and walk through a giant turntable when DJ Kelly Mom takes her popular Kid City Rockers Dance Party outdoors to scenic Market Square.
If you’ve passed through the central downtown hub lately, you may have noticed an unexpected transformation. The brainchild of Netherlands-based performance, sound and installation artist, Allard van Hoorn, Market Square now houses a giant interactive record player.
If you have yet to experience Mix-n-Match firsthand, Saturday’s dance party is the perfect chance to catch it before it closes to the public on April 30th.
On April 23 from 1 to 3 p.m, children and kids of all ages are invited to join DJ Kelly Mom for a lively Kid City Rockers Dance Party right in the heart Market Square.
Teaming up with the Office of Public Art, Kelly will spin tunes from her diverse vinyl collection, while also adding musical tracks from the new public art installation to her mix. The event is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.
Like many others you could fall hard for Kid City Rockers’ old-school, indie aesthetic (think: The Ramones, La Tigre, New Order, Bob Marley, the White Stripes and more). And if your kids are bashful about approaching the dance floor, you’ll love Kelly’s fresh and inviting approach to celebrating music in public spaces. Day, who loves introducing great music to her three kids, is a community leader from Brighton Heights who has spent two decades amassing an extensive vinyl collection. She was DJ at WPTS, ran a monthly DJ residency in Hollywood and is an alum of Jam Master Jay’s DJ Scratch Academy.
Part of the Market Square Public Art Program, Mix-n-Match uses sound as a way to explore urban landscapes. Van Hoorn also composed several new tracks of music that were inspired by his work with local community groups, including students from CAPA High School, tap dancers from Point Park, steel drum players from Urban Pathways Charter School, and the organist from the First English Evangelical Lutheran Church.