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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!


DZ house party

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

new wonder wheel app!

there’s a new app for my song WONDER WHEEL! my brother-in-law DONALD SAAF did the illustrations and the app makers at MIBBLIO cooked it up. you can listen to the instruments separately and play along on a keyboard with a variety of sounds. it’s definitely a 21st century folk experience! here’s a preview and click HERE make it a part of your life. {vimeo}85950409{/vimeo}

DZ house party

new dan zanes classes at BCM!

It’s been almost a year of dreaming and planning and writing and organizing but the Dan Zanes House Party: Songs and Stories from America’s Neighborhoods is finally here! Yes, my music education program in collaboration with the Brooklyn Conservatory began this week and I couldn’t be more excited.

This first season offers classes for kids age 8 months to 4 years in the mornings and afternoons Monday through Saturday at the Brooklyn Conservatory in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. There are still spots available if you’re interested and, although we have a great crew of teachers throughout the week, I’ve decided to teach on Wednesday mornings. I’ve never taught before but my first classes were a blast so I think I can do this! I’ll also be the accompanist on Tuesdays. It seems that I can’t stay away from the conservatory… Click here for more information.

the new video for turn turn turn is out!

the TURN TURN TURN VIDEO is here! yes, if you want to relive the warm summer days of 2013 with elizabeth mitchell, you are my flower, and me along with dozens of our close friends here’s the video for you. it was directed by greg buyalos with camera work by greg buyalos and arthur woo and produced by gb3arts. everyone put a lot of care and positive energy into this video and i just love the way it turned out…


BIG sale in the general store

greetings friends! everything in the dan zanes general store is 20% off this week! AND any order anyone spending $10 or more will receive a free copy of either david jones widdecombe fair (one of my favorite all-ages cds and an early influence) or my contradance cd which contains the music from my collaboration with the pilobolus dance company. i know, too good to be true, but it’s true nevertheless and that’s the festival five holiday spirit in action!