The Parents’ Choice Award winners have burst onto the family entertainment scene converting countless families to be fans of their quirky universe and highly infectious tunes. The message of their show is all about living your best life- or as they encourage their followers to “slurp the noodle of life!” and people are all for it. Lard Dog and his 6-piece Band of Shy invite you into their unique audio/visual world complete with catchy songs, interactive props, multi-media graphics, and a pretzel toss!

“This show is a full-on sensory experience! Such a treat for the eyes and ears, with surprises popping from every direction. I was afraid to blink for fear I’d miss something!”- Mindy Thomas, Program Director, SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live.

“Truly one of the oddest and most compelling afternoons of unbridled silliness I may have ever experienced.” — Darren Critz, Director of Performing Arts, Symphony Space in NYC.

Presented by the Levitt Pavilion as part of our Melissa & Doug Children’s Series! Every week during the Summer Season, children and their families enjoy the most delightful and engaging artists at the Levitt Pavilion! Children are welcome to visit the Melissa & Doug Hospitality Tents and enjoy complimentary face-painting for kids (while supplies last)! As always, on-site activities begin an hour before show-time.

This wondrous weekly outdoor series for children and their families is a special summer place where music, discovery and joy make imaginations soar! Have fun outside, make new friends and lasting memories, and embark on musical adventures!

Note: Lawn & Concession open to the public one hour before show-time. Facility is closed to public during load-in and sound-check. Picnics are welcome. The Levitt Pavilion and its perimeter is a non-smoking area. Pets are not allowed.

In case of inclement weather, check back here or call our concert hotline (203-221-2153) at or after 4:30PM on the day of the show for a location status update. While we have a nearby rain location for free shows, we always do our best to stay outside shower or shine!


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Leyla McCalla

July 23, 2023 | 7:00 pm