Free show Saturday at the historic Caffe Lena

The Library of Congress calls Caffè Lena “An American treasure.” Bob Dylan has played there. Come be a part of history!

Canadian children’s music star Chris McKhool is all about showing kids just how much fun making music can be. In his shows, McKhool, along with his band, Sultans of String, introduces kids to a number of music styles, including rumba, flamenco, gypsy jazz and classical music. McKhool, who has drawn comparisons to Raffi and Canadian children’s music star Fred Penner, involves kids and parents in his performances. He invites kids onstage to play musical instruments from around the world, and gets them clapping, singing and dancing. McKhool brings his fun to Caffe Lena, where he’ll play a free afternoon show, “Fiddlefire!,” on Saturday. 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. 518-583-0022;

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California this weekend!

Chris McKhool and his musical friends from Sultans of String get kids and families clapping, dancing and singing songs. Kids and their parents scat-sing, become a rhythm section and join McKhool on stage to play rare percussion instruments from around the globe!  Kids will be introduced to several musical styles, including rumba flamenca, gypsy-jazz, blues, classical, funk, world beat, and east coast fiddling.

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10:30 AM  KIDS CONCERT!!
McCabe’s Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, 90404
$10  310-828-4497

 “Chris McKhool and the boys are fantastic!”  Bob Ezrin (Producer–Pink Floyd. Kiss)

Your set was sensational. Loved it.” Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)

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Performing with Burlington Symphony!

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre presents BILLBOARD charting/4x CFMA winning Chris McKhool and band SULTANS OF STRING as part of BPAC’s Cultural Diversity Festival.

This EDUCATION SHOW is designed for Grade 4-12 classes, and features the newly named Burlington Symphony Orchestra & special guests Pakistani-Canadian sitar master Anwar Khurshid & Indigenous Elder Shannon Thunderbird

MON SEPT 30, 2019 – 10:00am



Fiddlefire! at the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival

We are excited to be performing Fiddlefire! at the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival on June 22 at 1:45 pm, and June 23 at 1:15 pm.

These shows will be free for families, with activities starting at 11:00 AM.

Our shows are in Yorkville at the TD Side Stage on Bloor St W. (near St. Thomas St.)

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May 4 – Canadian Parents for French competition

Did you know I also present en français?
On May 4, 2019,  I am doing two performances at the CPF’s annual French speaking competition, which promises to be a very fun time!

December 9 in Toronto – Free for kids!



Celebrate! Holidays of the Global Village with Chris McKhool and Friends

Family Concert with special guests Aviva Chernick, Shannon Thunderbird, Maryem and Ernie Tollar, Kevin Laliberte, Drew Birston and more…

Free for kids and teens. Adult tickets available here:

Celebrate! gives young audiences a glimpse into the different customs, celebrations and festivities enjoyed in Canada.

JUNO AWARD nominee Chris McKhool celebrates the multicultural mosaic of our country with songs about Bodhi Day (Buddhist), Carnival (Quebec), Chanukah, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Diwali, Halloween, Kwanzaa (Pan-African), Native Traditions, Ramadan, and Winter Solstice. Celebrate! is a window into many cultures from around the world and provides family audiences with a glimpse into the different customs, celebrations and festivities enjoyed in Canada.

Chris is hailed as a “Children’s musical star” (National Post) and “Canada’s greatest eco-troubadour for young people” (Mississauga Living Arts). Chris has been delighting audiences with infectious songs and exotic world instruments for over two decades, reaching over 1 million children. All of Chris’ shows feature original songs from his appearances on Mr. Dressup, YTV’s Treehouse, TVOntario and the CBC. (Chris, Kevin and Drew are also known for their work with Sultans of String)

Please bring one non-perishable item for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

California here we come!

Looking forward to our performances in California!

November 2, at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, I am performing Education shows at Auburn Placer Performing Arts Centre, Auburn CA, for student audiences – email for details
November 4 at 10:30 AM, Fiddlefire! show for families at McCabes, Santa Monica CA

You can get a taste of the show here: