Perform at the Kids Expo & Fair
Can my child perform at the show?
There are several stages and areas for children to perform at the
San Diego Kids Expo & Fair. Each area is designed for different
formats. The businesses and non-profits that host booths at the Kids
Expo are given first choice of times and locations. Once the music
schools, dance schools, etc are scheduled, we typically have open
times on the stages for kids to perform. Please review the
information below for each stage before submitting your request
Rock & Roll San Diego Stage is for full
bands on the outdoor stage. The stage is
24’ wide by 20’ deep with a trussed shade
cover. This stage has a managed PA and complete backline. Typical
backline included is: Drums, bass amp, guitar amps, keyboard, mics
and stands. You must provide your own instruments. You usually can
use your own gear if you let us know in advance. There is a full
Taylor Guitars Acoustic Stage is for
acoustic instruments like guitars, pianos
and soloist and groups that use tracks. The
stage is 30’ wide by 16’ deep with a draped
back wall. This stage has a full PA with
mics, inputs for acoustic instruments and
iPod. You must provide your own instruments. There is a full time sound
person. There are chairs and tables along with a food area nearby.
Center Stage is for dance, modeling,
karate, etc. The stage is 30’ wide by 16’
deep with a draped back and sides and two
10’X10’ changing rooms. A PA is included
with a mic, mic stand and input for iPod. Attendees may stand in the
grass park nearby to watch.
Central Park is an indoor grass park for
gymnastics, cheerleading, etc. The grass is
45’X50’ and is placed near Center Stage so
the PA is available for the grass park. There is a perimeter fence where
attendees may stand and watch from outside of the park.
Baby Zone Stage is located in the Baby
Zone and designed for Infant and Toddler
related entertainment and demos. The stage is 18’ wide by 8’ deep and
has a PA with a mic and stand.
Each stage is scheduled for slots ranging from 10 minutes to 60
minutes depending on time available and content. Each performer
that is not through a Kids Expo hosted booth must register and
receive confirmation of approval of stage time. If confirmed to
perform, non-exhibiting registrants pay $20 to confirm the time slot
on the approved stage. Each child performer approved to perform will
receive 8 adult entrance tickets (valued at $64) for the Kids Expo. Once
confirmed and paid, there is no refund if performer cancels.
Performers are not financially compensated for performing unless
otherwise contracted in writing. If you have any special requests, please
note those in the Additional Information box. Performers may submit
artwork, links, etc. for consideration and possible publication on our
website and/or print. Submitting these items constitutes permission to
publish if confirmed to perform.