Smart bets: Billy Jonas Band

“At a Billy Jonas Band family show, every song has a part for the audience, either sung, spoken or a hand dance,” says the group’s frontman. “We truly believe that everybody’s in the band.” This interactive climate, Jonas says, helps spur the imagination of young and seasoned listeners of all learning styles. And between songs, the musicians take suggestions for improvised tunes (“Those are consistently magical,” Jonas says) and encourage innovative clapping techniques, like squares and fireworks of applause. It’s fair to say parents get two shows for each Billy Jonas Band ticket: the entertainment onstage, plus giddy reactions from the next seat over. White Horse Black Mountain hosts the next participatory experience on Sunday, July 24, at 3 p.m. $10/$12 (free for fans younger than 2). Photo courtesy of the band

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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