PapaHugs Children’s Music


The PapaHugs world is a place where imagination and music takes you anywhere you want to go! Children, their parents and Grandparents will laugh and sing along to the songs of David Sharpe.

All of my music comes from observation of all the wonderful and imaginative things children say and do. Many of these songs have been influenced by my own children and grandchildren. The "PapaHugs Characters" which are large costumed character such as "Fitness The Frog", "Wonder The Kangaroo", "Stinky Beetle", and "Robbie The Robot" are part of the show to engage the audience to dance and sing along.

My Music is enjoyed by children of all ages, however, it is geared towards children 8 years and under. I have recorded three albums with my Band "The PapaHugs Band" and was Nominated for a GRAMMY® AWARD for Best Children's Album of The Year. I have performed for thousands of children and families across the country at Libraries, Children's Museums, and various festivals.

Additional Information

Contact Person

David Sharpe

Email Address

Work Phone Number



34857 N. 73rd Street


Program Type

Upbeat and interactive children's music concert which includes: Original GRAMMY® AWARD Nominated Children's Music, Large Costumed Characters, free pass-outs for children to take home such as Kazoos, Clickers, Red Noses, Pirate wristbands. Concerts usual

Single Performance Fee


Residency Fee

Contact performer

Recommended Ages

My music is enjoyed by children of all ages, however, it is geared towards children 8 years and under

Recommended Minimum Age


Recommended Maximum Age


Maximum Group Size

no limit

Travel Range

Willing to perform in the following counties:

  • Apache
  • Cochise
  • Coconino
  • Gila
  • Graham
  • Greenlee
  • La Paz
  • Maricopa
  • Mohave
  • Navajo
  • Pima
  • Pinal
  • Santa Cruz
  • Yavapai
  • Yuma

Willing to work with libraries?


Willing to work with schools?


Library References

Prescott Public Library- Jennifer Kendall
Desert Foothills Library- Sierra Litman
Maricopa Library and Cultural Center- Becky Check
Scottsdale Public Library Mustang Branch Mariko Whelan
Scottsdale Public Library Arabian Branch Mariko Whelan
Scottsdale Public Library Appaloosa Branch Mariko Whelan
Scottsdale Public Library Civic Center Branch Mariko Whelan
Sunrise MountainLibrary Peoria Monique Clapp
Main Peoria Library Monique Clapp
Chandler Public Library Downtown Branch Caryn Nall
Chandler Public Library Basha Branch Caryn Nall

Fingerprint Clearance ID Available?


Special Notes

Multi-show discount: Two or more concerts would be scheduled at a fee of $150.00 each instead of $200.00.

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