December: An Incredible Month for Music!

December: An Incredible Month for Music!

Greetings friends, neighbors, and lovers of the holidays, I’m sure you are fielding a thousand emails a day in the merry month of December. So I’ll keep it brief…. Here’s the holiday menu: + 20% off everything in the Dan Zanes General Store this week + A few tickets are left for the 5th Annual […]

Summer is Family Band Time!

Summer is Family Band Time!

Hello friends and neighbors, swimmers and climbers, workers and players, This is the real thing….it’s summer! For many of you that means it’s FAMILY BAND TIME. You may know this already but just in case you don’t, there are many free music lessons on my website in the section marked videos. The lessons include guitar, […]

And YES, There are July Shows!


AND YES, THERE ARE JULY SHOWS! It’s hard to tear myself away from the stoop in the summer months but once I do I’m always thrilled to get out and play. There are some great ones this months. Let’s get together and jam: Huntington, NY – Tuesday, July 14th at 7:30pm Heckscher Park The DZ Song […]

It's The Summer of SONIA!


By now you all know Sonia de los Santos from Monterrey, Mexico, the singing and guitar, mandolin, and janara playing member of Dan Zanes and Friends . What you may not know is that she’s just finishing her first Spanish language family CD! It’ll be out later this year. In the meantime she’ll be playing shows this summer […]

Marc Maron WTF Podcast


MARC MARON! THE WTF PODCAST! I had such a good time hanging out with him a while back and the conversation is loose in the world as of today. He’s such a magnetic personality you just want to tell him everything! I don’t know if I went overboard. You be the judge. There’s plenty of […]

Tune in to catch Dan on Sprout's Sunny Side Up Show!


It’s a special day here at Festival Five as Dan has left Brooklyn and made his way over to 30 Rock to visit our friends in the Sunshine Barn at Sprout’s Sunny Side Up Show. Tune in this morning to sing along with Dan, host Emily and our good friend Chica!

House Party Winter Session

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Over at THE BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC the winter trimester of THE HOUSE PARTY is up and running! This is a multicultural early childhood music education program for kids ages 1-4 and their grown-ups. It’s based on my music and vision and I couldn’t be happier about the way the whole thing has evolved! We […]

Rocket Ship Beach Radio new this weekend on Kids Place Live!


Well this is one dusty looking Facebook page, it’s covered in cobwebs!! My apologies, friends. I’ve been fixing up a new pad and moving in. But I stepped away long enough to record a new ROCKET SHIP BEACH RADIO SHOW for SIRIUS/XM! It’s on The Kids Place Live channel, of course. Channel 78. Here’s the […]

Dan Zanes General Store 20% OFF Sale!

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This just in from Festival Five headquarters! The Dan Zanes General Store is celebrating the kick off of the holiday season with SITE WIDE 20% OFF SALE! Everything in the the shop is on sale- CDs, DVDs, Vinyl, T-shirts- you name it. Enter the code “happy holidays” during check out. Now through Monday 12/8 at […]

Dan Zanes House Party Classes- Fall semester!

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The second semester of The Dan Zanes House Party – Songs and Stories from America’s Neighborhoods has begun! The class is an early childhood music program at the Brooklyn Conservatory based on Dan Zanes’ songs and personal vision for communal music making. Things are already off to such a beautiful start this season!! There are still openings for children ages 1-4 and […]