Joanie Leeds

Family Concert


Joanie Leeds standing in front of a yellow wall with a shirt that says “read banned books” holding her guitar

Sunday, October 15, 2023
10:30 – 11:30 am EDT
Scheuer Auditorium

Ages 3 – 8

In light of recent tragic events in Israel, Joanie will also include songs for hope and peace as part of the performance.

Bringing voice to children’s books removed from schools and libraries, Grammy Award-winning musician and activist Joanie Leeds is taking a stand against book bans with her newly released protest album for families. Inspired by a selection of banned and vibrant stories, Leeds honors them through songs in FREADOM, a multi-genre, multicultural album. Hear “Block Party,” “Cholent Time,” “Sign it Out,” and “Born That Way,” among other original tunes, that speak about families of all backgrounds in this special album release concert.

Tickets: $18 Adult; $14 Jewish Museum Family member
Children are free; Includes Museum Admission.

Concert ticket reservations are required for both adults and children.

Joanie’s band for this performance will include guest vocalists Flor Bromley and Laura Doherty along with Joan Chew on bass, Elena Bonomo on drums, and Ricky Pursuad Jr. on electric guitar.

About Joanie Leeds:

Grammy winner Joanie Leeds is a nationally touring kindie rock singer who shares music and ideas she is passionate about both as a mother and performing artist with audiences across the country. As a singer/songwriter, Joanie has won first place in the USA Songwriting Competition, an Independent Music Award, a Gold Parents' Choice Award, and a NAPPA Gold Award. She has been a John Lennon Songwriting Award Finalist and an International Songwriting Competition Finalist and is a PJ Library artist. For the past decade, she has performed songs from her 8 high-energy albums in dozens of cities across the country at venues and festivals such as Lollapalooza, Clearwater Festival, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The Smithsonian, CMAs, Hang Out Festival and the Skirball Center in LA. Her music has climbed up the charts to #1 on Sirius-XM's Kids Place Live and has been recognized by People magazine, Parents magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Billboard.

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Doors to the concert will open at 10:15 am.

After the concert, come to the Floor 4 Studio to enjoy our free Drop-in Art Workshop for families.

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Joanie Leeds