Marc Maron 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 cursing, maybe it’s not exactly family friendly… but it sure was fun!!
Listen here.

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!


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House Party Winter Session

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 have an inspired group of teachers and musical sidekicks and there’s no doubt that young people leave the lessons with a much stronger musical foundation than when they first came in the door.

There are still some spots available and a last minute discount for families that register in the next few weeks.

Under the amazing leadership of Joy Newton, the new Director of Programs (who also wrote the curriculum for The House Party), The Conservatory is moving towards becoming an institution not just for some but for one and all. I’m grateful that the songs and stories of The House Party are in this musical atmosphere! Find out more here.


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 schedule:
Friday 1/16 10pm EST
Saturday 1/17 9am and 5pm EST
Sunday 1/18 12noon EST

I tried something new this time. The whole show is a narrative with songs called “The Fine Friends visit the Ice Island” I remembered a story I used to tell my daughter and used it as a starting point for this new years Rocket Ship Beach Radio experience.
Let me know if you like it.  My daughter is 20 now so my storytelling skills are almost as dusty as this Facebook page!

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Dan Zanes General Store 20% OFF Sale!

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

Never a better time to add to your own DZ collection or to give to those you care about with the wonderful gift of music. Happy shopping!


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Dan Zanes House Party Classes- Fall semester!

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 their grown-ups during weekday mornings Monday through Saturday. Here’s the link for more information. Join the party!

The Best Of Dan Zanes

The Best of Dan Zanes is here!


GET LOOSE AND GET TOGETHER!: THE BEST OF DAN ZANES is out for public consumption!

YES! It’s greatest hits time and it’s a chance to say thank you.  Thank you for 15 years of musical meanderings, wanderings, and community gatherings.

You can purchase “Get Loose and Get Together!: The Best of Dan Zanes” at iTunes, Google Play and

The Best Of Dan Zanes

get loose and get together: the best of dan zanes – pre-order!

The Best Of Dan Zanes
Wait? What’s happening?
It’s greatest hits time?
Yes… is that time!
It’s a time to say that I’m so grateful for all of your support
and for all of the amazing musical collaborations that I’ve had over the years.
I was so inspired that I decided to draw the cover myself!!
You can pre-order “Get Loose and Get Together: The Best of Dan Zanes” at itunes. Official release date is 7/22.PRE-ORDER
iTunes pre order / Amazon MP3 pre-order
Kids CornerMusic Fest 2014

kids corner music festival!

Hello Philadelphia! We sure hope you are in town this weekend because there is a full on family music happening going down. This Sunday, June 29 Dan Zanes will be performing as part of the Kid’s Corner Music Festival at World Cafe Live. Bands on the line up come from near and far- Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, Trout Fishing in America, Jennifer Gasoi and Justin Roberts. The fun kicks off at 10am, bring your dancing shoes! Tickets are here.

Web Series

the webseries is here!

Here they are, the first 3 episodes of the Dan Zanes and Friends web series! If I had to make a list of fun things to do during a heat wave I would put filming webisodes at the top. We made these during the summer of 2012 with our friend Matt Mayers and if you want to experience life with Dan Zanes and Friends (and friends!) these are for you. Songs, snacks, friendship, and no drama.  DZAF A WEB SERIES 400