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Musical Performance/Book Reading

Lucky Diaz

 October 24, 2024

   6:00 PM

   Sturges-Young Center for the Arts

   Main Stage

  • Tickets $5
  • Food Trucks open at 4PM 
  • Book Signing 6PM 
  • Musical Performance 7PM 

Lucky Diaz is a bilingual, songwriting, multi–Latin Grammy Award–winning and six-time Emmy–nominated musician, children’s television personality and author. As a first generation Mexican- American and self-proclaimed Pocho, Lucky is honored to be a representative for diversity and inclusion in children’s media. His work has been praised by NPR, Billboard magazine, People Magazine and the New York Times. He is a Parent’s Choice Gold Award and NAPPA Award winner. In 2020, his album Buenos Diaz was named an official selection of notable works for children by the American Library Association. Lucky’s debut picture book, Paletero Man, has been celebrated with a Kirkus Star, SLJ Star, Publisher’s Weekly Star and Book List Star.  His next picture book is La Guitarrista (May 2023).

2023 AND 2022 GRAMMY NOMINEES! Also, garnering four Latin GRAMMY nominations, TWO WINS, six EMMY Nominations and one win for their work on the EMMY award winning PBS show “Lishy Lou and Lucky Too” – husband and wife duo Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis; Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band has solidified their place in children’s music. Named ‘THE face of kindie music’ by the Washington Post, ‘SUPERSTARS’ by Red Tricycle, ‘The Rolling Stones of Kids Music’ by the Style Network, and PEOPLE Magazine called their album “The #1 in COOLEST kids music!”They create indie music sounds that are rooted in their whimsical child-friendly imaginations.  Billboard Magazine calls The Lucky Band a Children’s Music Artists You Should Know.

The songs on their eleven acclaimed and award-winning recordings offer a musical and topical range aimed at exploring all of the wonder and joy of a young person’s life. After they teamed up with artist Micah Player, their 2011 video “Blue Bear” became a hit sensation. The song appeared on their very first EP, Luckiest Adventure, and enjoyed #1 position on SiriusXM Satellite Radio for many weeks in 2010.  By 2011, USA Today was calling them the best new band for kids. In 2012, the band released A Potluck, which People magazine reviewed as the #1 new children’s album of the year. The new songs enjoyed heavy radio rotation nationwide. A Potluck earned a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, a NAPPA Award, and many other kudos by year’s end.

Next, Latin GRAMMY Award winning, ¡Fantastico! Translating their hit “Blue Bear” into “Oso Azul” and re-introducing songs like “Say What?” as “¿Que Dices?”(Also a #1 hit on SiriusXM), Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band’s Spanish language release found a new audience of families yearning to immerse their youngest listeners in dual language right from the start. SiriusXM’s Mindy Thomas said that it set the standard for Spanish-language music for kids, and ¡Fantastico! went onto be the first album ever to win a Latin GRAMMY by an American group in its category. 

Additional Information

Food Trucks open at 4PM with seating available in the Beck Ballroom/Outside

Book Signing 6PM of La Guitarrista with books available for purchase

Musical Performance 7PM with book reading

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