Individual Tickets:
$6.00-$7.00 Members
$7.00-$8.00 Children
$8.00-$9.00 Adults
$3.00 Children under 2

Group Tickets:
School Year
$6.00 Children & Adults*
$7.00 for Seasons of Light
$3.00 Children 2 and under
*1 free adult for every 20 children

Summer Season
$7.00 Children & Adults*
$3.00 Children under 2
*1 free adult for every 20 children

Tot Rock: Groovy Nate

Tot Rock: Groovy Nate

Tues.-Wed., Apr. 23-24, 2024 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Location: Ripley Center, Smithsonian

Recommended for Ages: 3 to 6 / PreK to Grade 1


Get your young ones ready to dance with Groovy Nate and his interactive mix of comedy, music, and puppets. This performance encourages kids and families to move, sing, and play together creatively with many instruments and musical genres.

Connections to the Classroom: Music; Call and Response; Literacy; STEAM; Theater/Performing Arts

About the Artist: Groovy Nate is a children’s entertainer who creates fun and educational shows using funky grooves, exotic musical instruments, and comedy. He is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC, where he studied jazz music and guitar. Nate is a teaching Artist with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Music Director for Educational Theatre Company (ETC), a Music and Movement Teacher at various elementary schools, and teaches private lessons and workshops in abstract art and songwriting. In 2022, he was nominated for a Grammy with The One Tribe Collective for Best Children’s Album. To learn more, please visit him online at

Check out Groovy Nate!


The 2023-2024 Discovery Theater Season is made possible by a generous grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation

Learning Guide

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