Summer's Biggest Hit

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Free Kids' Festival, Stadium Show and More

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Tickets are required for entrance to the Stadium Show. Gates to the show in Arthur Ashe Stadium open at 12 p.m. The Stadium Show begins at 1 p.m.

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2019 ARTHUR ASHE KIDS' DAY PERFORMERS

BLANCO BROWN

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Blurring the lines between country and hip-hop, Blanco Brown makes a southern sound that he proudly calls “TrailerTrap”––a boundary-breaking, multicolored genre of his very own, which draws upon the rawness and storytelling abilities of his two biggest musical influences, Johnny Cash and Outkast. Hailed as one of Billboard’s “7 Country Acts to Watch in 2019,” his debut EP, Blanco Brown, is a mix of countrified influences and street-smart lingo, dressing up his rapid-fire lyrics and melodic hooks with layers of lap steel, thumping kick drum, harmonica, spoons, tambourine, banjo, synthesizers, 808 percussion, guitar and plenty of vocal harmonies. The result is a debut EP that’s both urban and rural, blending the sounds of Blanco’s diverse upbringing into the world’s very first trailer-trap project. “I didn’t start out trying to make country music, but these are the sounds I love—and always keep coming back to time and time again.”

AUSTIN MAHONE

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Chart-topping 23-year-old Austin Mahone recently released his first new solo music since 2016, including his latest hit, “Dancing With Nobody.” The new music reflects his mature new direction over the past few years, which included collaborations with Hardwell, Codeko and 2 Chainz. Since breaking out in 2013 with the release of his debut EP, which notched a Top-5 position on the Billboard 200, Austin has continuously rolled out music for his dedicated Mahomies, including the 2014 global smash “Mmm Yeah.” Austin has headlined his own sold-out tours, including MTV’s Artist to Watch tour, following his debut as an opener for Taylor Swift. His many awards and honors include a MTV Video Music Award and wins at the MTV EMAs, iHeartRadio Music Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards and Teen Choice Awards. Austin remains one of the most recognizable stars in pop culture, boasting more than 30 million social media followers.

MEG DONNELLY

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Nineteen-year-old Meg Donnelly has positioned herself as a breakout star in the entertainment industry, known for her impeccable comedic timing, innate abilities as a singer-songwriter and a refreshing, free spirit that she brings to every project. Currently starring as “Taylor Otto” on ABC’s hit comedy series “American Housewife,” she’ll reprise her role as Addison in the Disney TV franchise “Z-O-M-B-I-E-S,” slated for release in 2020. Meg released her debut single “SMILE” in June 2018, which quickly hit No. 1 on Radio Disney. She went on to be named Radio Disney’s newest NBT (Next Big Thing), following the likes of Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Meg performed at the ARDYs (formerly Radio Disney Music Awards) this summer alongside Steve Aioki, Sofia Carson, the Jonas Brothers, Andy Grammer and more. Her latest hit single, “With U,” features multi-platinum artist Fetty Wap, and her debut album is scheduled for release this fall.

MAX

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iHeart's "2019 Best New Pop Artist" nominee, MAX has been labeled by Billboard as a top pop star to watch and a “Young Pop-God” by GQ. The multi-hyphenate artist, actor and dancer has toured the world, has been featured in a Dolce and Gabbana campaign with Madonna and has starred in critically acclaimed films and television shows. His breakout 2016 album "Hell’s Kitchen Angel" yielded the hit-single “Lights Down Low,” reaching No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, generating half a billion streams and earning double-platinum certification. MAX has performed his newest hit, "Love Me Less" (feat. Quinn XCII) on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Live with Kelly & Ryan" and the "TODAY" Show. The track is currently in the Top 20 at Top 40 Radio, with over 80 million streams to date. With his sophomore album on the way and a world tour in the works, 2019 is shaping up to be a huge year for MAX. 

AVA MAX

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Dubbed an “Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone and “Princess of Pop” by V Magazine, global pop sensation Ava Max has cemented her status with the success of her RIAA 2x-platinum certified hit “Sweet but Psycho,” follow-up single “So Am I” and new tracks “Freaking Me Out” and “Blood, Sweat & Tears.” Ava is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down anytime soon with her first-ever nomination for “Best New Artist” at this year’s MTV VMAs under her belt and more new music on the horizon.

JD MCCRARY

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At the age of 12, JD McCrary has already made history as the youngest male solo artist ever signed to Hollywood Records. He made box office history in Disney’s "The Lion King," as the voice of “Young Simba” alongside Beyoncé, Donald Glover and an epic cast. He also starred in the 2019 movie "Little," alongside Marsai Martin, Issa Rae and Regina Hall. He released his first official EP, "Shine," on April 19, 2019, with lead single “Stole My Heart” being featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Apple Music Beats of The Week. McCrary performed alongside Childish Gambino at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, and he’s also been invited to sing "The National Anthem" for the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and the 2019 Pro Bowl. Additionally, he’s been named on Variety’s "Young Hollywood Impact" report, and he’ll also appear on The Hollywood Reporter’s "Young Hollywood" list this year.

RADIO DISNEY'S MORGAN

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Morgan Tompkins is a television host and radio personality for Disney/ABC Television Group. His daily national show on Radio Disney has been a platform for appearances by music's biggest and brightest stars, including Shawn Mendes, BTS, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry and many others. Morgan also appears frequently on Disney Channel, Freeform, Marvel, ABC networks and others. He has interviewed many of your favorite stars on red carpets at Hollywood's biggest premieres and movie sets, like "The Avengers," "Beauty & The Beast," "Thor" and "Guardians of The Galaxy." In addition to hosting live events all over the country, Morgan is also the digital host for "American Idol" on ABC and, for the past five years, has served as the stadium host and voice for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

VIOLET YOUNG

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Violet Young is a singer, actor and dancer based in New York City. Violet is best known for her work as Picasso's daughter, Maya, in “NatGeo's Genius: Picasso,” opposite Antonio Banderas. Other television credits include: “The Haunting of...” on Lifetime, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “SNL.” Off-Broadway: Annemarie in "Number the Stars," Debbie in "Billy Elliot" at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Lucy in "The Goodbye Girl," opposite Kate Baldwin and Santino Fontana at 54 Below. She is represented by Sinclair Management and Innovative Artists Agency and was recently accepted into the Carnegie Hall Future Music Project.

TENNIS STARS

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. The reigning Wimbledon and US Open champion has won 16 Grand Slam singles titles overall in his career, including the 2011, 2015 and 2018 US Open. Djokovic has captured 75 singles titles, spent more than 250 weeks at the top of the rankings and has earned over $134 million in prize money. He has received numerous awards, including the 2012, 2015, 2016 an 2019 Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, the 2012 Best Male Tennis Player ESPY Award, and the 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018 ATP Tour No. 1 Award. In addition, he was honored with the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award in 2012 for the Novak Djokovic Foundation and UNICEF ambassador work.

RAFAEL NADAL

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Three-time US Open champion Rafael Nadal is returning to Arthur Ashe Kids' Day for the 10th time, having first participated in 2005. The world No. 2 has won a staggering 18 Grand Slam titles in his career, including the 2010, 2013 and 2017 US Opens. Since turning pro in 2001, Nadal has collected 82 titles and more than $110 million in prize money. The Spaniard has also thrived representing his country, winning a gold medal in singles at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and in doubles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. He's led Spain to four Davis Cup titles, most recently in 2011. Nadal is known as perhaps the greatest clay-court player of all time. His win at the 2017 French Open made him the only player in the Open era, man or woman, to win a single Grand Slam tournament 10 times. He has since added two more Roland Garros titles to his resume, winning in Paris in both 2018 and 2019. Nadal has won the ATP No. 1 Award four times (2008, 2010, 2013 and 2017), the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award twice (2010, 2018) and the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award in 2011 for his contributions through the Rafa Nadal Foundation.

SLOANE STEPHENS

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World No. 8 Sloane Stephens has won six WTA titles in her career, including the 2017 US Open women's singles championship. Stephens rose to prominence at the 2013 Australian Open, where she upset then-world No. 3 Serena Williams en route to the semifinals. Other career highlights for the American include winning the Miami singles title last year and finishing runner-up at the French Open, Montreal and WTA Finals, also in 2018. Stephens, 26, reached a career-high ranking of No. 3 in July 2018.

THE BRYAN BROTHERS

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Identical twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan are the most successful doubles team of all time. The Bryans have finished No. 1 in the ATP's team rankings 10 times (2003, 2005-07, 2009-14), and they spent 438 weeks and ended eight seasons as co-No. 1s in the individual doubles rankings (2005-07, 2009-11, 2013-14). Mike has the most weeks ever at No. 1 with 506, and Bob has the second most, with 439. At age 40, Mike became oldest doubles or singles No. 1 in ATP history on July 16, 2018. The Bryans, who hold a record 118 titles in 177 finals, are the only players to sweep all four Grand Slam championships, nine 9 ATP Masters 1000 events, the Nitto ATP Finals and the Olympics.
 

FESTIVAL STAGE

DJ LELA B

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Born to entertain, this 17-year-old Radio Disney host and DJ has been in the professional spotlight since the age of 3. A multi-layered talent, Lela possesses artistic gifts in music production, mixing, singing, rapping, acting, modeling, DJing and hosting. As a young music artist and model, her talents and likeness have been displayed on billboards in Beverly Hills and the groundbreaking platform of NBC's America's Got Talent. DJ Lela B, "Lela Brown" is a graduate of the highly-acclaimed Scratch DJ Academy in Los Angeles, where she trained and excelled in all her programs to become one of the youngest and most sought-after teen DJs on the West Coast. You can catch Lela on the new Disney Channel show Just Roll With It, along with her Radio Disney show Really Good Time on Saturday nights.  

JENNA RAINE

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Named “the next great young songwriter” by Refinery29, 15-year-old singer-songwriter Jenna Raine is one of Generation Z’s most exciting rising stars. The Westlake, Texas, native first knew she wanted to pursue music following a performance in her third-grade talent show. As her love for singing grew, Jenna started writing her own songs and learned to play guitar and ukulele. In December 2018, she released her first single, “Us,” which was followed by the release of her debut EP, “Nen,” in January 2019. Radio Disney quickly caught wind of Jenna’s talent and placed her second single, “A Letter To Me,” into rotation. This past April, Jenna joined Max & Harvey for their UK tour in support of her EP, and she’s released three songs this summer, including new single “Technicolor.” She will perform at Epcot’s Du Jour Dancy Party at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., on Sept. 13 and 14.

JAGMAC

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With their catchy choruses, pure vocals and dynamic routines, JAGMAC is set to take the music world by storm. The six siblings have performed on the Emmy Award-winning FX series "Baskets" and followed that with the release of their single, “Right Back With You,” which soared to the top of the Radio Disney charts. JAGMAC supports Little Mix on their sold-out UK arena tour, while “Soldiers” climbed to No. 15 on Billboard’s Hot Club Chart. In 2017, the group made its Los Angeles debut at the "Young Entertainer Awards" at Universal Studios while their single “So Good” stayed in heavy rotation. Named Radio Disney’s “NBT”/Next Big Thing last summer, they’re currently entertaining fans across the country. When they’re not on the road, the siblings reside at their home in Baltimore, cook lots of family meals and prepare for musical world domination.

STEFAN BENZ

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Stefan Benz is a 12-year-old singing/songwriting prodigy hailing from Pretoria, South Africa. A young boy with a superstar’s voice, Stefan was discovered by multi-platinum songwriter and producer Manny Mijares at the 2018 World Championships of Performing Arts in Long Beach, Calif. Stefan beat out contestants from over 60 countries to win the title of Junior Grand Champion. “He hit the stage, and I knew he was on another level,” said Mijares, who shortly after signed Stefan to his Hit Music Partners label in a partnership with long-time record executive Charlie Walk. A natural songwriter, Stefan has been in the studio with hitmakers, such as JR Rotem and Harvey Mason Jr., working on his debut EP to be released this fall. His first single, “Cool 4 Me,” will premiere later this month with a cinematic new video, showcasing his acting-performance skills.

SING HARLEM

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Vy Higginsen's Sing Harlem Choir is a celebrated group of performers elevated from the Mama Foundation for the Arts’ Music School of Gospel, Jazz and R&B. Sing Harlem has been seen accompanying many of today's pop icons, including Ariana Grande, Chance the Rapper, Pharrell Williams, Alessia Cara and Madonna, and has performed on television on “Saturday Night Live,” the “Nickelodeon Halo Awards,” “Wonderama,” “The View,” "VH1's Trailblazer Honors” and “The 70th Grammy Awards.”

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