For Immediate Release: June 8th, 2012
Contact: Kris Konyak or Chris Silva (845) 473-5288

AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S MUSIC PERFORMER LAURIE BERKNER
In a Solo Performance at the Bardavon as part her “The You and Me Tour” Saturday, June 23, 2012

Poughkeepsie, NY – Children’s music superstar Laurie Berkner will play the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie in a solo performance as part of her "The You and Me Tour" on Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 am. Dubbed “the queen of children’s music” by People Magazine, Laurie has won over legions of little fans with smart songwriting and infectious melodies.

This phenomenally successful children’s recording artist has been credited with launching today’s progressive “kiddie rock” movement. The Wall Street Journal called Laurie “one of the most popular children’s performers in America … Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.”

Laurie will perform old favorites as well as songs from her DVD, Party Day! Kids can bring a favorite stuffed animal (those in the know will put them on their heads for Pig On Her Head) and wear their party clothes and dancing shoes. Party Day! (Two Tomatoes Records/Razor & Tie) entered the Billboard Top Music Videos chart at #1 when it debuted last summer. Laurie recently authored Barnes & Noble’s first-ever original NOOK Kids Read and Play™ NOOK Kids book, based on the joyous title track from Party Day!

A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie started selling her music over 10 years ago out of her living room. She was the first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon’s commercial-free preschool network. Her award-winning best-selling CDs and DVDs have received rave reviews in national media outlets everywhere from Parents to Time.

Tickets are: $35 (includes facility fee). Babies under the age of 12 months are free but require a hard ticket.

Purchase tickets at:

Bardavon Box Office
35 Market Street
Poughkeepsie 845.473.2072

UPAC Box Office
602 Broadway
Kingston
845.339.6088

or through TicketMaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

http://www.laurieberkner.com

The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters – the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1500-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston – and the region’s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (the HVP). It presents top-notch music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences in both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with area schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for today’s audiences and future generations to enjoy.




35 Market Street • Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Office 845/473-5288 • Fax 845/473-4259 • Box Office 845/473-2072