“Today, we wanted to make it for the kids,” Ken Casey tells the crowd on the afternoon of March 18 at the brand new MGM Music Hall in Boston’s Fenway Park. “How many kids are here for the first time seeing the Dropkick Murphys?” Tiny hands shoot up from the crowd. In a break from the 30-minute set, Ken asks the audience to push back so the kids can come to the front, where he’ll occasionally offer the microphone to a small DKM fan to sing along.
Yes, they’re little, but they know all the words. That’s because, aside from their incredible live shows, Boston-bred Dropkick Murphys are known for their loyalty to building community wherever they go.
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The event—billed as “Bring the kids!! We’re turning down the volume + curse words!!”—was a fun, intimate, family-friendly mini-concert that included a post-show meet-and-greet and, most importantly, a way to support The Claddagh Fund. Over 300 fans purchased $100 tickets and helped raise over $30,000 to support…