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Meet The Jolly Pops

The Jolly Pops are a children’s music and entertainment group founded by me, Billy Hartong, aka "Mr. Billy." The band was built around Dads who love to play music for kids.

We run programs for Preschool and Elementary aged children that include everything from Monthly Classes to the annual concert at your Spring Fair. We conduct concerts at libraries, festivals and parks all over MN and beyond. Have mini-van, will travel.


Our presentation involves music, movement and fun learning through experience.  We've got puppet friends in tow who often get in on the fun. Our approach is unique, yet familiar. We are "an awesome good time" that's waiting to happen wherever you are.

I live with my wife, three daughters and French Bulldog on a lake in Chanhassen, MN.  I'll be waiting to help you set up some Dad-centric musical fun. So give a shout and let's get popping.

We are Happy Dads, We are Jolly Pops.

~ Billy Hartong

Creator, The Jolly Pops

The Jolly Pops Shout Outs

“Music is a gateway to early literacy.  Being able to bring in The Jolly Pops to help enhance that part of our robust curriculum is something our teachers as well as the parents really appreciate.”

- Mary Sue Walker On-site Owner – The Goddard School – Lakeville, MN

“It was great to see the kids (and parents too) singing and dancing - truly an interactive show for the whole family!”

- Dawn Beitel - Assistant Manager

Edinborough Park Indoor Playground

Edina, MN

“The kids are still talking about how much fun they had.  (The Jolly Pops) were easily one of our best Onsite experiences thus far."


C.H. - Director

Kindercare - Eagan, MN

“The kids love to sing, dance and jump to The Jolly Pops music.  The lyrics are full of humor that kids not only understand, but seem to come from their very own day-to-day play ideas and experiences.”

- Emily Andrews, MS SEIT Preschool Specialist

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