Kidz Bop to headline 2013 Chase 500 Festival Kids Day entertainment

Kidz Bop to headline 2013 Chase 500 Festival Kids Day entertainment

Tue, 2013-02-19 10:13

INDIANAPOLIS (February 19, 2013) – The 500 Festival announced today that The KIDZ BOP Kids, the face and voice behind KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S., will headline the Indystar.com Entertainment Stage at the 2013 Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day on May 11, 2013.

The KIDZ BOP Kids are five talented kids from across the country that sing, dance, and perform to today’s biggest hits. For the third consecutive year, Billboard has named the KIDZ BOP Kids the “#1 Kids’ Artists of the Year.” KIDZ BOP’s latest release, KIDZ BOP 23, recently debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and #1 on the Billboard Children’s Chart. In 2012, KIDZ BOP sold more than 1 million albums, outselling top artists such as: Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, LMFAO and Nicki Minaj.

Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day is the state’s largest free outdoor festival for children. The event kicks off at noon on Saturday, May 11, 2013. In addition to experiencing a live KIDZ BOP performance, kids and families can interact with local mascots, race mini cars, bounce in giant inflatables and create arts and crafts. Children can also visit with nationally-known characters or make sashes with the 500 Festival Princesses. Dozens of exhibitors will fill Monument Circle and surrounding streets with food, fun and educational games. Also, for the second year, the 500 Festival will be offering free rides on a 70-foot Ferris wheel.

Sponsors for the Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day include Chase, AAA Travel, Indianapolis Colts and Old Navy. The entertainment stage is sponsored by Indystar.com.

For more information on Kids’ Day or other 500 Festival events and programs visit www.500festival.com.

About the 500 Festival

The mission of the 500 Festival is to advocate and celebrate the spirit, heritage and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®. Through social, cultural and educational events and programs, the 500 Festival enhances the quality of life for all citizens of our communities.

The 500 Festival, a not-for-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 56 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation.

Last year, more than 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participated in nearly 50 events and programs throughout the month of May. Whether they were athletes running the Mini-Marathon, fourth grade students participating in the Education Program, families enjoying the state’s largest festival for kids or spectators being dazzled by one of the nation’s premier parades, they were there, celebrating the legacy.

About KIDZ BOP LLC

KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids ages 5-12 in the U.S., featuring today’s most popular songs, sung by kids for kids. KIDZ BOP celebrates the authentic voice of kids across the entire brand—through music, videos, live appearances, licensed merchandise and its popular social networking and content sharing website, KIDZBOP.com. KIDZ BOP CD titles have earned one Platinum® and nine Gold® certifications since their debut in 2001. Check out KIDZ BOP’s new weekly radio show, KIDZ BOP Block Party!, a two-hour weekly radio show on Kids Place Live, every Friday at 6PM EST. KIDZ BOP is also home to KIDZ Star USA, America’s biggest online talent search for kids 15 and under.

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