About

Matt Heaton

Matt Heaton believes music for kids can be entertaining for both children AND parents. His songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun. Children and adults respond to his musicianship and variety. The adults in the room particularly appreciate the Muppet-esque touches of humor and observations of kid behavior. Whether you call it children’s music, family music, kindie or toddlerbilly it’s sure to please listeners of all ages.

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Matt Heaton

Birthday meal?
Birthday Meal—lately it’s been dinner at Snappy Patty’s in Medford followed by a whoopie pie.

One album for the rest of my life?
One album-impossible choice! Maybe the Glen Gould Goldberg variations because it’s got a bit of everything.

Dream Collaboration?
Dream collaboration-The one and only Mr. Fred Rogers!

What’s your favorite way to unwind after a long day?
Unwind-listen to records and enjoy a local beer.

What does performing at Somerpride mean to you?
Somerpride is a chance to be a part of something both kids and adults can enjoy!

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SomerPride!

Happy Pride! Celebrate in Union Square with a day and night full of live music from local bands, food and art vendors, games and more Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys headline and have curated an entire day of entertainment for you. The Toys are “musically sophisticated and immensely talented, wildly unusual and diverse in material and presentation, a Dada-esque circus carnival run amuck, and just plain good ‘not-always-so-clean’ fun” Matt Heaton starts at 12PM with a set for kids, followed by 8 original bands. Local legend, Matisse Dupont, returns to drag as her newest creation, Redd Haring The day is designed for people of all ages to come discover local vendors and local musicians.

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Festival Details

Children 13 and under are free with an accompanying guardian. There is a bar where we will also have non alchoholic options. In addition to the music vendors will be selling art, clothes, records and more. Come hungry and enjoy fresh, hot pizza from Lala’s or homemade southern India cuisine from Bombay Brunch. Lightweight folding chairs are allowed, please be mindful of not sitting in dancing space or blocking walkways. Dogs are well loved and not encouraged. We know your dog is well behaved, but we prefer you not bring them. Please show us pictures, we really love dogs. This event is entirely outside, but covid is not over, we ask ask that if you are not vaccinated that you please wear a mask when you are close to other people.

This is an all ages event. Rain date 6/12/22.