ALPHABET ROCKERS make music that makes change. Founded by Kaitlin McGaw(she/her)and Tommy Shepherd (he/him)this intergenerational group creates brave spaces to shape a more equitable world through hip hop. They are 2X GRAMMY nominees serving. 300K kids and families since 2016, inspiring American kids to stand up to hate and be their brave and beautiful selves. Alphabet Rockers music lifts up voices of the trans, two-spirit and gender non-conforming communities. You hear the intergenerational sound of the Rockers, with Kali de Jesus (he/him), Lillian Ellis (she/her/hers), Maya Fleming (she/her), and Tommy Shepherd III (he/him) joining McGaw & Shepherd in anthems for change.
With headlining performances at Lollapalooza, The Kennedy Center, S.F. Pride Festival, Art & Soul Festival and the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, and in over 50 schools across the country each year, diverse audiences love their contemporary sound and positive messages. Izzy Award Winners in 2018, American Library Association’s Top Album in 2017/18, and won the Parents’ Choice Award for their 5-album catalogue. Alphabet Rockers appeal to a broad audience with lyrics like “I will stand up for you” and “I shine in my beautiful skin,” landing them in the top 5 songs of 2018 on Kids Place Live SiriusXM Radio. Their music, videos, concerts and curriculum are designed by an intercultural team of anti-bias thought leaders, educators, artists, parents and young people of all genders.