Patch Giveaway: Tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba! Show at Van Wezel

Tell us how much you love Yo Gabba Gabba! and you could win a pair of tickets to the show in Sarasota!

Yo Gabba Gabba! says he's just a friend, but Biz Markie has become a staple of the children's group ever since the pilot of the popular series, and will join the band on tour in Sarasota. 

The band, along with Biz, will stop at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: Get the Sillies Out! tour (and plenty more ! included). Two shows are set for 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, and Sarasota Patch wants to send you and your kid to the concert! 

Post a comment below telling us how much you and your kid love Yo Gabba Gabba! We are giving away a pair of tickets to the show at Van Wezel! The contest ends March 19 at 5 p.m.

Tickets are still available for the shows and can be purchased on VanWezel.org. Tickets range from $21 to $46. A party package is being offered to including a seat in the first 15 rows, 1 pass to a VIP room with its own merchandise table, photo opportunities with the band and more. Call 941-953-3368 or visit the Van Wezel Box Office for the VIP tickets.

If you're not hip to the band, or the show on Nick Jr., it's an unconventional children's show with plenty of action going on. The band includes Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee and DJ Lance Rock. The show is in its fourth season and the tour promotes the group's launch of an organic juice drink for kids calls Kids 50, a new line of toys, kids sportswear and a DVD/CD collector's edition. 

Yo Gabba Gabba! proves to be popular with young families thanks to the indie and alternative rock bands that stop by on the show, including Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World, Weezer along with celebrities like Heidi Klum, Jason Bateman, Dennis Quaid and more. And of course, rappers like DMC, Snoop Lion (formerly Dogg) and Biz. 

The group and show was conceived by Christian Jacobs, who also created cartoon rock band Aquabats, and his friend Scott Schultz, who also worked in the entertainment industry in California, and wanted to create a kids show that fathers would enjoy as well.

Both on TV and in the live show, Biz teaches kids how to beatbox in "Biz's Beat of the Day."

Biz spoke with the Hartord Courant about how he got into the band:

"Q: So how did the Yo Gabba Gabba! appearance come about?

A: I came in to do  the Dancey Dance but my back was hurtin' so on the spot I made up Biz's Beat of the Day. And they put it on the pilot and they got an overwhelming response.

Q: How long ago was that?

A: Like five or six years ago... It's a great show. I knew it was going to be good.

Q: What do your nieces and nephews think of you being on the show?

A: They always scream 'Biz, Biz, Biz, Biz' [when they see me on TV]. Even other people's kids yell 'Uncle Biz, Uncle Biz."

Q: So when people recognize you on the street, is it more from your music career or this kids show?

A: It's 50/50. Plus I did "Men In Black II," so it's a whole bunch of things."

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Jen O'Connor March 16, 2013 at 12:40 PM
YES! My daughter is OBSESSED with this show and I have to admit that I dig it to. I can probably recite songs from about 40 episodes. They're always keeping it funky fresh with awesome bands and relevant actors. Pick me or I might have to sell my soul!
June Peason March 16, 2013 at 02:46 PM
My grandaughter Lilia loves them she loves the songs... we have rocked out together for along time ;) She made me laugh, the songs made us laugh!
kyle cross March 16, 2013 at 02:47 PM
I used to own a gallery art boutique in 2007 and 2008 in Gainesville called Store 101 and sold the frist Kid Robot Yo Gabba Gabba toys. The remnants of the store found their way into my daughter, ( Ruby's room ), she's grown up loving the show! I would love to take her.
Christina March 16, 2013 at 03:42 PM
My kids adore YOOOOOOOOO GABBBBBAAA GABBBBBBAAA!!! It is one of our favorite shows, we sing with DJ Lance, and rock out with Brobee, Muno, Plex, Foofa, and Toodee....and let's not forget, as my kids say "SUPER MARTIAN R-O-B-O-T GIRL!!! They would be thrilled to see them! We love YO GABBA GABBA!
Fayth March 16, 2013 at 07:07 PM
My son LOVES this show!! He has sensory processing disorder, so there isn't a lot of TV going on in our house, but this is one of very few shows that he can watch any day, any time. He can dance, jump on his trampoline, do chores and just enjoy himself while he watches this show. I love that there are lessons for him to learn and I will often hear him singing the songs as he does chores or his exercises. Once he began singing during an OT session and honestly I don't think he even knew it! I knew then that this was a hit! Looking forward to seeing the show with him!!
Matt B March 17, 2013 at 05:02 AM
Pick me! Pick me! Oh! Oh! Pleeeeeeeeeease. I really really really really really really wanna go. Can I? Can I?I love Yo Gabba Gabba!!
KQSue March 17, 2013 at 05:26 AM
We love Yo Gabba Gabba! Devine Miss M and I have watch for all of her 6 years! We need those ticket for a Grandma & M day out!
sheri clarry March 17, 2013 at 01:03 PM
we love yo gabba gabba..every since day one ( ihave a 10 year old) and now a 1 year old grandson who just celebrate his birthday the 13th and we love to dance with all the fun on yo gabbba gabba!!!
Martin Currie March 18, 2013 at 01:01 PM
my daughter and her mama Love Yo Gabba Gabba if you send her to Van Wezel She'll be more than pink and happy....for realzil!!
Shon Ewens March 18, 2013 at 02:43 PM
My son Jackson is in LOVE with Yo Gabba Gabba! He loves all of the characters and his favorite is Brobee. If you choose us we will make sure we DANCY DANCE throughout the whole show!
Stacey March 18, 2013 at 08:06 PM
My 2 year old daughter and I LOVE to DANCE, DANCE, DANCE with Foofa!!! the "party in your tummy" has been so helpful at dinner time It is one of the few POSITIVE and VIBRANT TV shows that we enjoy watching together!! Yo Gabba Gabba is developmentally appropriate! I love how it stays away from traditional gender stereotypes, has tons of music and movement, and is culturally diverse. Thank you for this opportunity!! "wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, go!'
Joel Parisi March 19, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Biz Marke is my hero, i mean my nephew loves Gabba Gabba, but seriously I have been digging the Biz since Pickin' Boogers and up to Weekend Warrior. Asher will also appreciate it but he can't write a letter or drive so its best he teams up with someone else that is equally geeked about it. This is only one of the hottest shows to hit the Purple Cow in the past decade also too!
Hils March 19, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Yo Gabba Gabba, Please a ticket for my babba Our rhyme is the plan we hatch To get tickets from our favourite patch So we can visit Gabba land, Me, my babba and a friend.
esme currie March 19, 2013 at 07:24 PM
i dont want to cause no drama don't mean to beg or holler or clamor but if you kick me some tickets I you will enamor 'cos rain or shine I love the Yo Gabba Gabba. Peace out


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