By Dave Brooks

Peter Shapiro wants to teach your kid proper form.

“Remember that first week of college in the dorms, there was always that one kid sprawled out drunk in the hallway — I don’t think that kid went to a Rock and Roll Playhouse show,” said the concert promoter, venue operator and Relix magazine owner.

Going to concerts at an early age teaches kids how to socialize, Shapiro explains. They learn how to act around hundreds of strangers, how to moderate themselves and develop the confidence needed to relax and enjoy a communal experience.

“You learn proper form,” explains Shapiro, the father of two kids who created the popular Rock and Roll Playhouse series and is planning his most ambitious feat yet — staging 28 shows this Father Day (Sunday, June 16) at 26 venues across America, all featuring Grateful Dead cover bands.

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