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meet the band
Animal Farm is a group of musician-educators who perform original songs and sketches for children and families. Led by "Farmer Dave" Ladon, the band's genre-hopping catalog of original music explores themes of social and emotional learning, community, and self-expression through the eyes of our furry, feathered, scaly, and shell-dwelling friends.
Blending music, educational comedy, and audience participation, they have shared high energy performances with tens of thousands of children and families at parks, libraries, schools, birthday parties, festivals, museums and other cultural institutions across the US. In addition to performing extensively, the band produces, "Farmer Dave and Friends" a series of digital shorts produced in partnership with PBS12. The show features music, sketch comedy, and educational videos. It is broadcast on PBS stations covering 80% of the state of Colorado, and is available at PBS.org
places we play
Parks, Libraries, Schools, Museums, Cultural Centers, Local Businesses, Theaters, Birthday Parties, and More!
Highly recommended for family fun!
-MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
It was such a pleasure having Animal Farm perform at The Field Museum! Kids & adults alike all enjoyed the music-all of the band members were super friendly & engaging to families. The music was really catchy & fun. Before the performance, working with the band to plan the event was a breeze. I'd highly recommend working te Windows with Animal Farm!"
-ALYSSA, THE FIELD MUSEUM