Fresh from their Grammy triumph in Los Angeles Sunday night, the Okee Dokee Brothers played for a crowd of 750 at the Mall of America Tuesday.
It was not too shabby a welcome-home party for the Twin Cities children's music group -- and a fitting one, too, with lots of kids and parents on hand for the mall's Toddler Tuesday event.
"They got one of the largest crowds we've seen for a Toddler Tuesday," said mall spokeswoman Bridget Jewell.
Joe Mailander and bandmate Justin Lansing are regulars at the mall, having played there since 2009, so there was a celebratory buzz in the crowd as the musicians took the stage in the Rotunda under a giant video wall displaying the words, "Congratulations Okee Dokee Brothers."
"It was very fun, everybody was very excited," said Jewell, who joined the crowd mid-set.
They played two shows and signed CDs afterward. "They probably signed about 200 CDs after each one," she said.
Next up on the Okee Dokees' victory tour: A free Valentine's Day show at noon Thursday in the indoor Edinborough Park in Edina.