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Arthur Ashe Kids Day Announces 2018 Lineup Featuring In Real Life, Echosmith & more!

Arthur Ashe Kids Day is one of our favorite days of the year!  Music and tennis in one place celebrating the legendary tennis player and humanitarian Arthur Ashe – SIGN US UP!!  2018 is a big year – it’s the 50th Anniversary of the US Open and they’ve tapped some top talent to help get the party started.  Sibling group Echosmith, and ABC’s “Boy Band” winners In Real Life will headline the main Stadium Show with hosting duties by Alex Aiono and Skai Jackson.  Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL will also be featured in a special performance of “Shine.”

Arthur Ashe Kids Day has a history of booking stars before they become huge!  Past performers include Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and many more!  Tickets are required for entry to the Stadium Show and start at just $10.

Admission to the Grounds Festival is FREE and includes events like tennis skills challenges, face painting, “beat the pro,” and more music.  On the grounds, fans will get to enjoy performances by  4th Ave, JAGMAC, X’s & O’s, AJ Mitchell, and Brynn Elliott  on the Radio Disney Festival Stage.

And let’s not forget the tennis stars!   Featured players participating in the stadium show include Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Angelique Kerber, and Madison Keys.  You can also catch some of your favorite pros practicing around the grounds!

Saturday August 25th, 2018
USTA- Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows, NY
Buy Tickets 

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Alex Aiono Brings “Feels Like Tour” to NYC

Alex Aiono slayed his sold out “Feel Like Tour” stop at Highline Ballroom in NYC!   With his good friend and collaborator Trinidad Cardona kicking the show off, the duo brought the house down and made sure the crowd had the night of their lives.


Alex sang and danced his way through his high energy set with a huge smile on his face the entire time!   The energetic crowd was singing along to every word.  The show was one nonstop dance party from start to finish, and Alex did an awesome job keeping the crowd involved.   He even brought up a special fan and serenaded her on his acoustic guitar halfway through the set.


Alex got his start by posting his now iconic mashups of songs on YouTube.  He included his Drake/Nicky Jam “One Dance/Hasta el Ananecer” mashup as part of the set, and it was 🔥🔥🔥.   We love that Alex has the moves, the vocals, and producing skills.  He is the total package.


We’ve been hearing “Does It Feels Like Falling” absolutely everywhere lately, and judging by the reaction that Alex got during his sold out show, you’ll be seeing and hearing much more from him soon!  We can’t wait to see him on his next tour, and we can see him selling out even bigger venues around the country.


Pick up a copy of “Does It Feel Like Falling” featuring Trinidad Cardona on iTunes now!


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Z100 Announces 2017 Jingle Ball Coca-Cola All Access Lounge In NYC

Z100 just dropped the best news ever!  The lineup for this year’s 2017 Jingle Ball Coca-Cola All Access Lounge is STACKED! The free event always hosts the brightest rising stars that are sure to have the biggest careers in the coming year.  The Jingle Ball Pre-Show has launched artists like Jordan Fisher, Meghan Trainor, Charli XCX, Hey Violet, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, DNCE, Jessie J, Rita Ora, and even Hailee Steinfeld! This year is no different. We expect to be hearing A LOT from all of these performers and we can’t wait!

The Z100 All-Access Lounge  is free for all ages and takes place during the day and leads right into the main stage Jingle Ball show. There are tons of free giveaways and performances, chances to meet your favorite main stage artists and even tickets to this years SOLD OUT Jingle Ball courtesy of Z100!

Z100 Jingle Ball All Access Lounge 2017
Hammerstein Ballroom
December 8th 2018
12noon – 6pm
More Info

Appearances By:
Sabrina Carpenter
Why Don’t We
Alex Aiono
MAX
Jacob Sartorious
James Maslow
Olivia Holt
Lauv
Acting Natural

 

Jack & Jack, Why Don’t We, & Alex Aiono & More Headline Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the US Open

The 2017 US Open started with a bang on Saturday at the annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Celebration.  AAKD is a celebration of music and tennis, in honor of the late tennis legend Arthur Ashe.  Proceeds from the event benefit the USTA Foundation and the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network (NJTL).  We love coming to this event every year because they have a knack for booking the hottest up and coming artists in music before they hit it big!  (Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears are just a few of AAKD’s past performers!)


This year’s Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day also served as the official launch of Net Generation, the USTA’s new program to help inspire the next generation of tennis players.  Net Generation provides a fun, kid-friendly format to help younger players get into the game.  The next generation of American players including Frances Tiafoe, Claire Liu, Cici Bellis, & Jarden Donaldson, helped show off just how easy it can be!


Saving Forever, made up of 3 brothers from Chicago, got the stadium show started by rocking the house with their new single “Million Ways.”  Their high-energy performance featured dozens of dancers on court on Arthur Ashe Stadium getting down to their blend of perfect pop-rock sounds that just make you wanna dance!  Watch our interview with Saving Forever here!


New Hope Club, fresh off their Summer tour with Sabrina Carpenter, played their new single “Start Over” along with their hit “Fixed.”   The guys were thrilled to be playing their first ever stadium show!


What makes AAKD so fun is that it’s all about music AND tennis!   This year featured tennis icons Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Venus Williams & 2016 US Open Champion Angelique Kerber.  The players competed in a skills competition to see how many targets they could hit on the forehand and backhand side, with each target hit raising money for their individual charity.  One lucky participant from the NJTL also got to join the players on court and he had SKILLS – he hit almost as many targets as Roger Federer!


Sofia Carson, who co-hosted the event with Alex Aiono, took to the stage to perform her brand new single “Ins and Outs” for the first time.  Sofia’s powerful voice carried throughout the stadium and brought down the house!


One fun fact we learned this week is that pop duo Jack & Jack used to play doubles together in high school!  We’re sure they had a major fangirl moment when they realized they would get to perform on court on the legendary Arthur Ashe Stadium!  We love that their performance took place on opposite sides of the net, as if they were playing a match.  We wish we could have seen them put their tennis skills to the test!  Watch our interview with Jack & Jack here!


The screaming and excitement in the stadium for boyband Why Don’t We started the moment the boys hit the red carpet before the show even started.  It hit an all-time high during their performance of “Something Different” and “Taking You.”  Fans throughout the 23,000 capacity stadium were loudly singing along to every word and cheering as loud as possible.   We imagine this was what it was like at AAKD in 1998 when the Backstreet Boys performed!


As we said, AAKD always have a knack for booking future stars.  Judging by the crowd’s reaction, look out for much more from Why Don’t We soon!  We wouldn’t be surprised to see them headlining their own stadium tour one day.  The boys took the time to answer fan questions and assured that they are hard at work on their upcoming album!  Watch our interview with Why Don’t We here!


Co-host Alex Aiono brought down the house to wrap up the show.  He gave everyone a sneak peak at his brand new single, “Falling,” which is coming out on September 15th!   The multi-talented Alex played the guitar during “Falling” before launching  into his hit single “Hot 2 Touch,”  getting everyone in the stadium to dance along.  As his co-host Sofia pointed out, Alex had actually performed on the grounds on the festival stage back in 2012!  We loved seeing Alex graduate to the main stage!   Watch our interview with Alex Aiono here!

This year’s AAKD was a blast from start to finish, with one of the strongest lineups we’ve ever seen.  We’re already counting down to AAKD 2018!   But for now, we’ll enjoy being at the US Open for the next two weeks.


Make sure to check out our interviews from Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day with Alex Aiono, Jack & Jack, Why Don’t We, Saving Forever & Spencer Sutherland!  Head over to Secret Fangirls on YouTube to watch them all!


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SecretFangirls.com Interview Alex Aiono

Alex Aiono gained a big following by creating flipped versions of pop songs, showing off his vocal, production, and guitar playing skills.  His “One Dance” mash up alone has over 58 million views!  Alex has dropped a few singles this year including “Work The Middle” and “Question.”  We love his energetic pop sound that makes you just want to get up an dance!  “Hot 2 Touch,” his song with Felix Jaehn & Hight, is our pick for one of the best songs of the Summer.

We caught up with Alex before his big day co-hosting and performing at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the US Open in NYC.  Alex told us about his new single, which drops September 15th, what his walk-on song would be, and who he would totally fangirl over.  Watch our interview below and get to know Alex!

Pick up a copy of Alex’s single “Hot 2 Touch” with Felix Jaehn & Hight on iTunes now!

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