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SecretFangirls.com Interview Austin Mahone at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

We started calling Austin Mahone the one man boyband years ago, and we still stand by it. The man has a harmonious voice and the smooth dance moves to match. He just released a new single, “Dancing With Nobody,” and has been working on an album set to drop next year.

Austin performed the new single for the first time at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in NYC, showing off his dance skills and his beautiful voice. It wasn’t Austin’s first time at AAKD – he was featured back in 2013, too!

We chatted with Austin before the show, and even got him to sing and dance a little. Watch our interview and hear about his ultimate fangirl moment!

Pick up a copy or stream “Dancing With Nobody” on your favorite platform here!

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SecretFangirls.com Interview Ava Max at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

Ava Max is on her way to being the next big pop star. She has a knack for crafting catchy, infectious songs you just can’t get out of your head in the best way. Her single “Sweet But Psycho” put her on the map and every track she’s released just makes you want to dance along!

Ava kicked off a busy weekend with a performance at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, where she sang “So Am I” on court.  Next up she’ll be performing at the MTV VMA Pre-show!

We chatted with Ava at AAKD about her new single “Torn,” who she’d love to collab with, and what fans can look forward to coming soon! Watch our interview below and find out.

Pick up a copy or stream “Torn” on your favorite platform here!

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SecretFangirls.com Interview JAGMAC at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

JAGMAC were named one of Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing artists in 2018 and they are certainly living up to the name!   The group of six siblings, who got their name from their first initials, can sing, dance, choreograph, and play instruments.  They also each have black belts in Tae Kwon Do!  You may have caught them on tour with In Real Life. They recently dropped a fun Summer track called “Like A Band,” and are gearing up for some headlining shows later this year.

JAGMAC performed at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day this weekend in NYC on both the Festival Stage on the grounds and inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.  They got the day off to a fun start with their high energy performance and definitely brought life to the party!   We love the throwback to Aqua’s hit 90s song “Barbie Girl” in “Like A Band.”

We chatted with JAGMAC before the show and talked music, Power Rangers, fans, and more. Watch our interview with Jared, Angelique, Gabriel, Manjo, Alyssa, and CJ below!

Pick up a copy or stream “Like A Band” here!

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SecretFangirls.com Interview JD McCrary at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

Get ready because JD McCrary is about to take over the music world. The triple threat (he can sing, dance, and act!) dropped his debut EP, “Shine,” earlier this year and was the voice of Young Simba in the new “The Lion King” movie. He’s also been a part of tracks with Childish Gambino and Jon Bellion, and he stars on “The Paynes” on The Oprah Network.

Did we mention JD is only 12-years-old? He was the youngest artist ever signed to Disney’s Hollywood Records. We can’t wait to see what he does next!

JD was tapped to co-host Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day (make that a quadruple threat?) in NYC alongside Radio Disney’s Morgan Tompkins and Meg Donnelly.

We spoke with JD before AAKD about what’s coming next, who else he’d love to collaborate with, and the time he met Beyonce. Watch our interview below!

Pick up a copy or stream the “Shine” EP on your favorite platform now!

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MAX & Quinn XCII, Ava Max, Meg Donnelly, Austin Mahone & Top Tennis Stars Rock Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the US Open

The US Open is officially underway in New York City!  The annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on Saturday kicked things off with a day full of games, music, and of course tennis.  Kids of all ages enjoyed activities around the grounds like face painting, balloon artists, dance offs, juggling, and of lots of chances to test their tennis skills!

The AAKD show inside Arthur Ashe Stadium featured performances by some of the hottest names in music along with appearances by tennis stars like Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Sloane Stephens.  The event is in celebration of tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe and promotes the USTA’s flagship program, the National Junior Tennis and Learning Network (NJTL), which Ashe co-founded.  Players from local NJTL chapters had the chance to show off their skills on court in a series of agility and tennis drills.

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The show was co-hosted by Radio Disney’s Morgan Tompkins, Meg Donnelly, and JD McCrary.  Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing JAGMAC kicked off the show with a high energy performance that set the tone for the whole show.  They definitely brought the party with them!  We’re sure you’ll be seeing much more of them in the future!  Radio Disney is celebrating 10 years of NBT artists this year, and past honorees include Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, and Kelsey Ballerini.

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Austin Mahone returned to Kids’ Day (he was also a featured performer in 2013!) to perform his new single “Dancing With Nobody” live for the first time.  Austin showcased his signature smooth dance moves on the court, complete with a moonwalk across the service line.  He also shared that he will be dropping a new album next year!

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Co-host Meg Donnelly did double duty and performed “With U,” showing off her dance moves and high kicks across the court in style.  We love her fun pop sound and can’t wait for her album to drop!  Meg is also a Radio Disney Next Big Thing alum!

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The always talented and lovely MAX sang his hit single “Love Me Less,” with a special appearance by Quinn XCII.  Watching these two perform together is so much fun and we loved seeing them rock it on center court!

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Ava Max’s infectious sound and unique style have already won over the hearts of many.  Ava got the stadium rocking with her hit “So Am I.”  We are so excited to see and hear what’s next, and are looking forward to her debut album coming soon!

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The show ended with a big finale that had everyone doing #TheGitUpChallenge! Blanco Brown sang “The Git Up” from up in the crowd, as the court was filled with dancers, the Blazer Fresh squad, Net Generation players, and even a drumline!  Current world #1, Novak Djokovic, never turns down an opportunity to dance at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, so of course he was right in the middle of it all!

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Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is always such a blast and the best way to get the last slam of the year underway!

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Make sure you watch our interviews with MAX and Quinn XCII, JAGMAC, Ava Max, Austin Mahone, and JD MCCrary to learn more about the artists and what’s coming next.

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Waterparks Announce “The Fandom Tour” 2019

Welcome to the Fandom! Waterparks just announced a huge headline tour hitting cities across the US this November and December including NYC, Philadelphia, Dallas, Baltimore, and more. Awsten, Geoff, and Otto are also gearing up to release their next album, “Fandom” through Hopeless Records on October 11th.  This gives fans enough time to learn the words and dissect every little easter egg the guys have hidden in the new record.

Check out the dates below and make sure you grab your tickets and VIP packages when they go on sale Friday, August 23rd at 10am local venue time.

“The Fandom Tour 2019” Ft. Waterparks
Nov 15th – Buckhead Theater – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets 
Nov 16th – Music Farm – Charleston, SC – Buy Tickets
Nov 17th – The Orpheum – Ybor, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 19th – The Undergound – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Nov 20th – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Nov 22nd – Reverb – Reading, PA – Buy Tickets 
Nov 23rd – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets
Nov 25th – Webster Hall – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Nov 26th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Nov 29th – The Vic Theater – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Nov 30th – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 1st – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets 
Dec 3rd – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
Dec 4th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets 
Dec 6th – Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
Dec 7th – The Truman – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
Dec 8th – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets 
Dec 10th – The Dept – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
Dec 13th – El Corazon – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 15th – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets 
Dec 16th – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 17th – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 18th – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets 
Dec 20th – Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets 
Dec 21st – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
Dec 23rd – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “Watch What Happens Next” directed by Awsten himself below!

Pre-order your copy of “FANDOM” on Apple Music or Amazon now and receive “Watch What Happens Next” and “Dream Boy” instantly or pick up an exclusive pre-order bundle HERE that includes sweatshirts, hats, colored vinyl, patches, a stress ball, and more!

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US Open Fan Week to Feature Free Concerts by LANY, Brett Eldredge, & Leon Bridges

The Qualifying Tournament for the US Open kicks off on Monday, August 19th in NYC!  As usual, admission to watch the qualifying matches is FREE and open to the public.  This year the US Open is introducing an expanded US Open Fan Week that includes happy hours, concerts, exhibition matches, stadium tours, and much more!

We’re most excited about the Chase Sound Check Concerts!   LANY will be performing on August 21, Brett Eldredge on August 22, and Leon Bridges on August 23!  The concerts kick off at 8pm and are free and open to the public like the rest of the US Open Fan Week activities!

Head over to the US Open Fan Week website to view the full schedule of activities – every single day is stacked with fun stuff to do.  And did we mention that it’s FREE?   Come experience the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, watch some incredible professional tennis up close, and catch one of your favorite artists … all in one day!

US Open Fan Week – Chase Sound Check concerts
August 21 – LANY
August 22 – Brett Eldredge
August 23- Leon Bridges
8pm to 9pm
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
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Fan Week wraps up with the annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day celebration!   AAKD will feature performances by MAX, Austin Mahone, Ava Max, and more!   Learn more about AAKD and the family festival here!

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