Kidz Bop concert to bring top-40 tunes to Miami-Dade County Fair


Janey Tate

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition is not all rides and food — it’s also a chance to see top music acts perform live. This year, the group Kidz Bop will be performing their versions of top 40 hits during Sunday Funday activities on March 31.

The group’s show will start at 4:30 p.m. on the Main Street stage, which is in close proximity to the exhibition hall.

This will be the group’s first time performing in Miami. Elijah Johnson, 14, a singer, dancer and bongo drum player in the group, said that he can hardly wait to perform his favorite song cover, Boyfriend, originally recorded by Justin Bieber.

“I think it’s one of the songs where me and the other boy in the group, Steffan, get to shine a little bit,” he said.

Each year, The Fair brings acts from all over the country to perform free for ticket-holders.

Hitting the stage will be the five group members: Steffan Argus, Charisma Kain, Eva Agathis, Elijah Johnson and Hanna Yorke.

Eva said that performing with the group is exciting.

“It’s really great to perform with the group because the kids and the cast are all so nice, and it’s a lot of fun because we get to go to really great places like Miami,” she said.

The band members said their favorite song to perform together is their cover of Fireworks, originally recorded by Katy Perry. The group also wants to keep the parents entertained and have included songs Rolling in the Deep by Adele and I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas to their act.

“You can expect a lot of high energy from us,” Eva said.

The group’s latest album, Kidz Bop 23, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending Jan. 19. The Kidz Bop series was started by co-founders Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam, who head the media corporation Razor & Tie. The group sings chart-topping songs of the day with kid-friendly, clean versions of the lyrics.

Elijah said he likes the fact that parents can play their entire album without anything inappropriate being said.

“I think the way music is now, Kidz Bop is a CD that parents can play without worrying what their kids are listening to,” he said.

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