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SecretFangirls.com Interview MAX & Quinn XCII at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

MAX and Quinn XCII’s hit “Love Me Less” has been part of the soundtrack of the Summer of 2019.  The track has been climbing the charts with its relatable lyrics and catchy melody.   We love each of their unique sounds, and having them together made for one of our favorite collabs this year.

The duo teamed up to perform together at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the US Open in NYC, with an energetic performance on court that had the whole stadium rocking.   Can we just say that we’d love to see these two go on tour together?

Watch our interview with MAX and Quinn XCII and find out who they’d fangirl over, what’s coming up next, and why you should listen to “Love Me Less.”

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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MAX, Austin Mahone, Blanco Brown, Ava Max & More To Headline Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day 2019

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is always one of our favorite days of the year!   It brings together our love of tennis and music in celebration of the start of the US Open Tennis Championships in New York City, in honor of tennis legend Arthur Ashe.  The event is in celebration of tennis player and humanitarian Arthur Ashe, who co-founded the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network (NJTL) as a way to engage kids in the sport of tennis.  NJTL is celebrating its 50th year in 2019, and you can be sure to see lots of NJTL participants at AAKD!

AAKD features a FREE Kids’ Festival on the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, that features tons of activities like face painting, balloon artists, story telling, pro tennis practice, music and of course lots of interactive tennis and fitness events!   You can catch free musical performances on the grounds on the AAKD Festival Stage as well from up-and-coming stars like JAGMAC and Jenna Raine.

The event also features a show inside Arthur Ashe Stadium that brings together the biggest names in tennis and music for an unforgettable day.  You’ll need a ticket to gain entry to the stadium show, but inside you’ll be treated to incredible performances as well as the chance to see the world’s greatest tennis players compete in fun challenges for their favorite charities.  Performers this year include MAX, Austin Mahone, Blanco Brown, Meg Donnelly, Ava Max, and JD McCrary.

The event has a knack of booking stars before the make it big – Britney Spears, Rihanna, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, and Ariana Grande are just a handful of past performers.   Don’t miss out on one of the most fun events of the Summer and your chance to see the next big thing in music!

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day 2019
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing, NY
Saturday, August 24th 2019
Kids’ Festival gates open at 9:30am
Stadium Show starts at 1:00pm
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AAKD Festival Stage Performers
JAGMAC
Jenna Raine
Stefan Benz
FREE Entry!

Arthur Ashe Stadium Show Performers
MAX
Austin Mahone
Blanco Brown
Meg Donnelly
Ava Max
JD McCrary
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Featured Tennis Players
Rafael Nadal
Sloane Stephens
Novak Djokovic
Bryan Brothers

Learn more about Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day and read our recaps of past shows!

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