the three members of Hot Peas N' Butter standing and smiling in front of a cosmic background

MTC Kids Jam – Hot Peas 'N Butter

11 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Free – no tickets required.

The MTC Kids Jam concert series is specially designed with families in mind! Join us in the MTC lobby at 10 a.m. for art activities led by StoneLion Puppet Theatre, followed by a 60-minute concert with an acclaimed children’s musician.

Led by Danny Lapidus, the award-winning family music band, Hot Peas 'N Butter, wows thousands of young audiences across the nation every year with their interactive, roots music from around the world.

Named for the playground game they played as kids, Hot Peas ‘N Butter incorporates many languages into their performances: English, Spanish, French, Korean and Hebrew, just to name a few.

With eight award-winning albums and numerous music videos (some of which have been featured on Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon TV!), Hot Peas ‘N Butter makes new friends everywhere they go.

The band started 2022 by writing three songs for Sesame Street that are being released as part of Sesame’s Racial Justice Initiative for the 2022-23 season, with much more to come. The band continues to grow their relationships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by creating bicycle safety songs and videos (including the hit “Different Spokes for Different Folks”) which helped raise more than $7 million for the St. Jude Trike-a-thon.

Adding to the success of their Parents’ Choice Award-winning catalog of albums, the band’s latest release, “Back to the Land,” celebrates our connections to one another as a society, as well as our connection to our planet and its health. The title track is a rousing bluegrass tune with special guests Laurie Berkner, Peter Yarrow (Peter Paul & Mary) and Dan Zanes, recognizing the environmental challenges for our Earth, with hopeful lyrics encouraging listeners to find their way... “Back to the Land.”