Pushcart Players presents Mr. Ray’s Spring Concert

Pushcart Players, New Jersey’s Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences will present “Mr. Ray’s Spring Concert” for families on Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 pm at The Oakes Center in Summit, NJ.

Ray Andersen, better known as Mr. RAY, has been writing and performing for kids from pre-K to 5th grade for 26 years. His interactive show features his original songs, with messages of Kindness, Diversity, Being Creative, and Staying Healthy & Active, and he sings children’s classics like “Five Little Monkeys,” along with family songs by the Beatles, Bob Marley, “This Land Is Your Land,” and many more. He has performed from NYC to LA to London. Andersen has appeared on “Good Morning America” and has been featured in the New York Times, Parenting Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

In 2020 he reached nearly 2,000,000 streams of his children’s music on platforms like Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music. In January 2021, Ray was asked to be an official United Nations NGO (non-governmental, non-political organization) Representative of Pathways to Peace, on behalf of his musical work and messages of kindness, anti-bullying, diversity and inclusion, with children. He is an ambassador of peace.

Apart from the kids’ music world, Andersen has toured with the late rock icon, Meat Loaf as his guitarist/keyboardist/backup singer. He’s performed with Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi & Chuck Berry, and has recorded music for many national TV commercials, including 12 Publishers Clearing House campaigns. Andersen is the leader of an 8-piece David Bowie tribute band.

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