For thrifty music loving families, there’s no better time of the year. With summer in full swing, so are free outdoor kid’s concerts. You’ll find shows all around the city at different venues and parks, putting the best and brightest of modern kid’s music on stage nearly every day this month. Here are Red Tricycle’s top eight picks.

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

When: Fri-Sun., July 4-6, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. each day

Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd.

Cost: Free with Zoo Admission

The whirling dervish, road-weary, bilingual musical sensation from SoCal returns to the city with three days of concerts at the Bronx Zoo. Sure, the animals are awesome, but Lucky Diaz and bandmate/wife Alisha Gaddis are the real reason to go wild at the zoo this July 4th weekend.

Get Lucky Diaz concert details here.


What’s your favorite, free, summer concert venue for kids?

–Jeff Bogle