Once upon a time, jam bands meant something different to us than our current situation of jelly-stained back seat kid boppers. But just because we can’t swing Bonnaroo or Coachella like we used to, we can still get our fix of live music without needing to schedule a sitter for our rockstars. Read on for our favorite spots around the country to catch some tunes with tots in tow.

Photo: Ford Theatres via Facebook

Ford Amphitheater - Hollywood, Ca

Ford Amphitheater's recent two-year renovation to the tune of $66 million and its beautiful acoustics in the heart of the city make it a must-try for family friendly live music. Intimate yet grand, with programming that will knock your socks off, a visit to Ford Amphitheater should be on everyone's to-do list. Be sure to check out it's Saturday morning summer concert series for kids called Big World Fun—free for kids and $5 for adults—which start with crafts and round out with musician meet-and-greets after each performance.

Ford Amphitheater
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, Ca 90068
323-461-3673
Online: fordtheatres.org

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—Shelley Massey