It’s that time of the year again! It’s time for the 18th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day!
In the past, the event has had performances by the biggest names in music when they were just rising stars including Justin Bieber, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks and many more. This year, the event is once again spotlighting some of the hottest rising talent in the music industry.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) just announced the talent line-up and schedule of activities for the US Open Kick-Off event, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Presented By Hess which will be on Saturday, August 24 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This year’s talent line-up includes:
·Ariana Grande, who had the breakout single for Republic Records, “The Way” featuring Mac Miller
·Fifth Harmony, girl group finalist in the most recent season of X Factor
·Austin Mahone, rising star who is dubbed as the “Next Justin Bieber” and named as the “Ultimate Breakout Star – Biggest Viral Artist” at the Radio Disney Music Awards
·Coco Jones, who was a finalist on Disney Channel’s “Next Big Thing” and whose video, “Holla at the DJ,” has surpassed 2.2 million YouTube views
·Lawson, breakout boy band who racked up 4 top ten hits in their native U.K.
·Cazzette, Swedish DJ duo who is a constant at EDM festivals, making them the only group to have ever play the Ultra Music Festival’s headline stage three times in two years and whose most famous song is “Beam Me Up”
·World No. 1 Novak Djokovic
·Reigning US Open champion Serena Williams
·Greatest tennis player of all-time Roger Federer
·World No. 1 Wheelchair Tennis Champion David Wagner
The full-day tennis and music festival for both children and adults features interactive games, musical entertainment and tennis activities. Events include obstacle courses, concerts, tennis lessons, a Healthy Living Challenge sponsored by Coca-Cola, among others. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster (1-866-OPEN-TIX), www.usopen.org and at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center box office.
The Grounds Festival offers a wide range of interactive activities as well as a chance for children of all ages to test their skills, hit with top tennis pros, win prizes and enjoy music:
· Hess Express Stage – The Grounds Festival’s free concert featuring up-and-coming musical talent including pop/R&B group Lucki Gurlz, Atlantic Records artist Trevor Jackson, Disney Channel’s Shake It Up! star Kenton Duty, New York’s own CityKids and “Summer Forever” songstress Megan Nicole! Additional acts to be confirmed.