Animal Crackers began performing in 2009 with the goal of bringing music and movement to families young and old. The group hosted a series of family dances in Potsdam and Lowville that featured familiar children’s music as well as instruction in social dances. While the focus of Animal Crackers remains children’s music, the group has delighted all ages with songs from the likes of the Beatles, Paul Simon, Bobby Darin and Bing Crosby.
Animal Crackers has played throughout the area at events such as Potsdam Summer Festival, the Atkinson Family Bluegrass Festival, the Norwood Sunset Series and Librarypalooza. Members of the band include Tom Baker, Frank McLaughlin, Beth Robinson and Dan Sullivan-Catlin.