Imagine a classroom full of grade-school children bouncing in their seats, eagerly awaiting the start of music class. The teacher enters the room, but instead of instruments for them to play, she is armed only with empty boxes and trashcan lids. Now imagine the looks of joy on the same hopeful faces when the trashcan lids and empty boxes are replaced by guitars and xylophones, the "teacher" for the day is a favorite pop star, or the school assembly turns out to be a surprise Harry Connick, Jr. concert!
This is Don't Stop the Music. With talent including Sir Paul McCartney, Harry Connick, Jr., Of Monsters & Men, Arturo Sandoval, My Morning Jacket, O.A.R., Keith Lockhart and more, Don't Stop the Music will air nationwide on public television and radio in 2017, with a concurrent instrument drive, community events and an all-star concert.