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
Stadium Show Lineup
Kalin & Myles
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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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.