Nickelodeon Announces Mega Music Fest

Posted Tuesday May 11, 2010 2:47 PM GMT

Nickelodeon is honoring music with its inaugural Mega Music Fest, a live event that will feature duets from artists and the network’s preschool characters.

The host of the event will be actor John Leguizamo and the show will take place live at Brooklyn Academy of Music on May 22 - airing in prime time on Nickelodeon this summer.

The lively event will feature animation along with celebrities such as, Sherri Shepherd as stage

manager while Colbie Caillat, Wyclef Jean and The Roots are performing duets with Dora the Explorer, the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba!, The Fresh Beat Band, The Laurie Berkner Band and more.

"Nickelodeon considers music for preschoolers one of its most important attributes and extremely valuable to educational curriculum overall,” says Cyma Zarghami, president of Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group."It is exciting to be able to bring a big star-studded musical event to this audience and their families."

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