‘The Fresh Beat Band’ Schedules Melbourne Concert
By Space Coast Daily // June 6, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon Channel’s popular preschool musical group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, will be appearing in Mebourne this summer.
The band has scheduled a concert Aug. 23 at the King Center in Melbourne.
This will be the second leg (50 cities, 70 performances) of their current sold-out nationwide concert tour.
More than 200,000 fans will have seen the live show this year, making it one of 2012’s most successful music tours.
“We’re thrilled that so many kids and parents want to come see the Fresh Beats perform live,” said Paula Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Talent Strategy and West Coast Operations, Nickelodeon Group. “The additional tour dates will give more kids across the country an opportunity see their favorite rock stars – Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout.”
The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour Presented By Nickelodeon features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry) and Twist (Jon Beavers) performing The Fresh Beat Band hits from seasons one, two and three of the Nickelodeon live-action music series that teaches preschoolers about music appreciation.
Songs performed include “Here We Go, “A Friend Like You, “Bananas,” and “Just Like A Rockstar,” among others.
The first-ever The Fresh Beat Bandsoundtrack – The Fresh Beat Band: Music From The Hit TV Show — is currently available on iTunes and in stores everywhere.
The album features 19 catchy, preschool-friendly tracks also culled from three seasons of the TV series and has been number-one on the iTunes Children’s Music chart since its release in January.
Nickelodeon will premiere a new episode of The Fresh Beat Band, “Keeping It Green,” on Earth Day, Friday, April 20, at 1:30 p.m.
The Fresh Beat Band debuted in 2009 and is now in its third season on Nickelodeon. Episodes center on four best friends – Kiki, Shout, Marina and Twist – in a band who love to sing and dance.
In each episode, preschoolers sing and dance along as they help The Fresh Beat Band solve everyday challenges.
Preschoolers learn the fundamentals of music such as melody, rhythm, tempo and performance styles and the importance of friendship, working together, and respecting each other’s differences.
Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber and Jason Mraz have all hung out with the Fresh Beats and additional celebrity guests will appear throughout season three.