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Forever In Your Mind, Laura Marano, And More To Headline Arthur Ashe Kids Day 2016

One of our favorite Summer events is the annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the kickoff to the US Open.  The event brings together our love of tennis and music, and is an all day celebration with games, entertainment and fun activities the whole family can enjoy!  The day celebrates the life and legacy of the great Arthur Ashe and is a fun way to start the biggest two weeks of tennis in NYC.

AAKD has a knack for booking future superstars – Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, and Rihanna are just a handful of past performers!  This year’s lineup is no exception – you’ll want to catch these rising stars!   Check out the artists performing during the ticketed show in Arthur Ashe Stadium below.  Tennis pros also join in the fun, taking on challenges for charity and playing in a relaxed setting.  Tickets for the stadium show are on sale now!

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Performers: Arthur Ashe Stadium
Troye Sivan
Laura Marano
Joey Bragg
Jordan Fisher
Forever In Your Mind
Flo Rida
Zara Larsson

Tennis Players
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic

Arthur Ashe Kids Day 2016
Saturday, August 27th
gates open at 9:30am
Arthur Ashe Stadium – Flushing, NY
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Admission to the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is free and open to the public!  Activities on the grounds include tennis games, face painting, music on the Hess Festival Stage and the opportunity to watch the pros practice up close!

Performers: Hess Festival Stage
Jacob Sartorius
Sophie Beem
Citizen Four
Tegan Marie
Los 5

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American Authors To Headline 2015 US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day

The official kickoff to the US Open is the annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day, a festival full of great music, tennis players, and fun activities on the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.  There’s nothing we love more than tennis and music, so naturally it’s one of our favorite events of the year!  This year’s event, on August 29th, will feature headliners American Authors. Other musical guests include Bea Miller, Kalin & Myles, Jacob Whitesides, and Natalie La Rose.  Tennis players include Novak Djokovic and 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic, with more to be announced!

US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day
August 29th at 1pm
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Stadium Show Lineup
American Authors
Bea Miller
Kalin & Myles
Jacob Whitesides
Natalie La Rose

Stay tuned for more artist and athlete announcements!  Outside of the main show in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the grounds at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center are filled with fun activities! Everything from face painting to tennis drills to watching the pros practice up close.

Watch the video for American Authors’ latest single, “Go Big Or Go Home.”

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The Friday Five: Songs Of The Week

We’ve spent most of the last 2 weeks at the US Open, our favorite time of the year.  Here’s what we’ve been listening to this week!  We’ll be back to regular blogging next week after the finals.

1. Demi Lovato – “Really Don’t Care”
We think this is the US Open DJ’s favorite song, because we heard it at least five times a day.  Or maybe he’s just really excited about the Demi World Tour, which kicks off tomorrow?

2. MKTO – “Classic”
MKTO performed at Arthur Ashe Kids Day this year, getting the US Open off to a fun start with this classy jam.

3. Hunter Hayes – “Wildcard”
This should be the theme song for every player that gets a wild card into a tournament.   Would have been a perfect song for Hunter to perform at Arthur Ashe Kids Day!  But we were totally okay with hearing “Tattoo” twice.  Tickets are on sale now for the “Tattoo (Your Name) Tour!”

4. Nick & Knight – “Switch”
We got a little break from the tennis action on Wednesday when we headed to Nick & Knight’s album release show at the Highline.  The show was a preview of what to expect on their tour this fall, and trust us, you don’t want to miss it.  Their harmonies, choreography, and bromance are amazing.

5. NKOTB – “Single” & Backstreet Boys “The One”
Another US Open DJ favorite is “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay.  Which just brings back memories of the NKOTBSB tour opener mashup of NKOTB’s “Single” and Backstreet Boys’ “The One.”  So naturally we just start singing NKOTBSB anytime we hear it.

Hunter Hayes To Perform on The Today Show August 22nd!

We are so excited that Hunter Hayes will be back in NYC in August! Hunter was just added to the lineup for the Today Show Toyota Summer Concert Series on August 22nd.  Make sure you tune in at 8AM to watch, or if you’re in NYC head to Rockefeller Plaza (early!) to catch the concert!

Not in NYC?  Hunter wants to give you a chance to come to the show, too!  You can enter to win the ultimate summer concert experience:  a trip to New York to meet Hunter and catch his Today Show performance in person!  All proceeds from the contest will go to the Grammy Foundation, to support music education, and you can get rewards like a signed lyric sheet or campaign t-shirt.   Watch Hunter’s contest announcement below!

Visit Prizeo to learn more – you can enter until August 6th!

If you’re not an early riser, you can also see Hunter Hayes in NYC at the US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day on August 23rd with The Vamps!   (Or you can go to both.  We are.)

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Hunter Hayes, The Vamps & MKTO To Perform at US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day!

The only we thing we love more than music is tennis.  Our favorite summer tradition is the US Open, which takes place in NYC for a glorious 2 weeks at the end of August.  After spending months cheering for our favorite players on TV, we can’t wait to finally get up close to the action.  

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
Hunter Hayes
The Vamps
MKTO
Madison Beer
McClain
Shawn Mendes ***

Players (Arthur Ashe Stadium Stadium): Ticket Required
Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal

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
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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!

You never know what can happen at Arthur Ashe Kids Day .. check out Carly Rae Jepsen’s performance of “Call Me Maybe” from 2012, featuring Novak Djokovic!

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