Smart bets: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

When Secret Agent 23 Skidoo hits the stage, kids hit the dance floor. The California-based “kid-hop” artist serves a potent combination of kid-friendly lyrics, parent-friendly wordplays and crowd-friendly beats. 23 Skidoo’s music has been praised by NPR and Time magazine, and his latest single, “Unwind,” went straight to the top of Sirius/XM’s family music channel. Debrissa McKinney, Adam Strange and Juan Holladay will join 23 Skidoo onstage, and local funk rockers Empire Strikes Brass will open the show with a special Halloween set. Ice cream, face-painting and balloon-twisting solidify this event as the perfect pre-Halloween family festivity. Music starts at noon on Saturday, Oct. 11. $10 (free for kids under 3). theorangepeel.net. Photo courtesy of the band

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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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