Lucky for us, the US Open kicks off with an amazing event that combines both tennis and music: Arthur Ashe Kids Day! It’s one of our favorite events of the year, as they always do an outstanding job booking exciting young artists. The event also raises money for charity, in the spirit of event namesake Arthur Ashe, as professional players and amateur youngsters from around the country compete in fun challenges to benefit various foundations. There are 2 stages at the event: The main show in Arthur Ashe Stadium, which requires a ticket, and the Hess Express Stage on the grounds of the USTA, which is free and open to the public.
Musicians (Arthur Ashe Stadium): Ticket Required
Shawn Mendes ***
Players (Arthur Ashe Stadium Stadium): Ticket Required
Musicians (Hess Express Stage): Free Entry!
Kalin & Myles
The Bomb Digz
***Shawn Mendes was moved from the Hess Express Stage to the Main Stadium — you’ll need a ticket to see him perform, tickets start at $10.
Arthur Ashe Kids Day 2014
Saturday, August 23rd
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY
Gates at 9:30am; stadium show begins at 1:00pm
Info on Grounds Admission
The grounds at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center are free and open to the public! Activities around the grounds include exhibition matches, beat the pro challenges, face painting, tennis lessons and more! If you’re lucky you just might catch your favorite player hitting the practice courts! Rising artists are also featured on the Hess Express Stage. Gates open at 9:30am. Visit AAKD.com for more info!
Not in NYC? You can watch AAKD on CBS Sunday, August 24th!