Join Karen K in her backyard Bug Out fort with her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs: Hop (working on his self-control); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths); Slug Bug (needs a lot of naps); Bumble (too kind to sting) and their other fantastical, magical friends! Voted the “Best Kids Band in Greater Boston” (41,000 votes) and named a “Must See Act” by the Boston Globe, Karen K & the Jitterbugs deliver one of the most entertaining live family musical experiences in the country.
Hailed for Karen’s well-crafted, whimsical, humorous and often poignant songwriting that connects with people of all ages, the band has four albums to their credit, and has performed for audiences ranging in size from 50 to 5,000. Their music has been played on radio stations across the country including Sirius Radio’s Kids Place Live, and featured on WBGH-PBS and CBS-NY, in the Huffington Post, The New York Times, the Boston Globe, New York Magazine, Broadway.com and Good Housekeeping and more.
An active citizen leader and believer in the power of music to affect social change, Karen is a recipient of the prestigious Berklee College of Music Urban Service Award for her work with families in the City of Boston. Karen is also the creator and executive producer of Kids Really Rock, the largest free all-day family music festival in the country that focuses on themes of kindness and community and attracts over 10,000 people annually.