Happy Valley Library

Red Yarn & the Critters are excited to return to Happy Valley Library for Family Night on Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-7:15. We’ll be sharing songs & characters from our new album, Red Yarn’s Old Barn, as well as some old favorites. See you there!

Old Town School of Folk Music w/ Little Miss Ann (CHICAGO)

Red Yarn & the Critters are beyond thrilled to perform at Chicago’s legendary Old Town School of Folk Music with friend & colleague Little Miss Ann. We’ll be celebrating the upcoming release of Red Yarn’s Old Barn with a Chicago backing band featuring Little Miss Ann’s drummer & bassist.

Ann Torralba aka Little Miss Ann is an award winning kids musician, a former Chicago Public School teacher, a mom, a veteran instructor at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music, and a first generation Filipina-American. She has made 5 kids CD’s including her latest, “Keep On” with Amy D. “Keep On” was produced by Grammy award winning producer, Dean Jones. Ann is an award winning kids musician and has received a Silver Parent’s Choice Award and a NAPPA for her music.

Founded in 1957, the Old Town School of Folk Music provides a wide range of music, dance, theater, and visual arts courses to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Whatever one’s interest, the Old Town School provides broad access to more than 700 accredited class offerings, private lessons, and workshops that span an array of artistic genres.

Rock + Read

Red Yarn’s four-piece band will perform at Rock + Read festival from 6-6:20pm on Saturday, March 17. Event runs from 3-7:30pm with lots of amazing family acts!

Host Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child says:

“We’re back with Austin’s greatest music and book festival for the whole family. We’ll have music from The Hoots123 AndrésLaura Doherty and the Heartbeats, The Que PastasLucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band,Superfun Yeah Yeah RocketshipRed YarnSugar Free Allstars, and El Tule, and readings from authors Jessica Anderson, Keith Graves, PJ Hoover, and Mary Sullivan.

“In addition to the live music and authors, there will be crafts (color your own bookmark) for the kids, jumping on one of the Springfree Trampolines, a putt putt game with Topgolf, mini hockey with Chaparral Ice, giveaways and more!

“Thanks to Fetch MD for presenting our author lineup and to Springfree TrampolineAustin Family MagazineThe Domain, and 365 Things Austinfor their support. Presented by Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child andLiveMom. And it’s all free!”

Hello Dolly! A Tribute to Dolly Parton

Red Yarn’s four-piece band will perform at this special Dolly Parton tribute show from 11-11:20am! Event runs from 10am-2:30pm with tons of amazing acts!

Host Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child says:

“We’re back at the historic Scottish Rite Theater with a family-friendly tribute to none other than Dolly Parton! Our amazing stage sponsor Springfree Trampoline makes it possible for us to have some old friends (including The Barton Hills Choir, Jon Langford, Red Yarn, and many more) and new favorites (including Laura Doherty Music, SaulPaul, and Kat Brotherton)–lots of announcements coming soon! Tickets are available now at https://m.bpt.me/event/3337433! Presented by us, LiveMom, and the Austin Scottish Rite Theater.

“In addition to the great entertainment on stage, we’ll have food from Emoji’s Grilled Cheese food truck, free Dolly-Do hair styling from Avenue Five Institute, putt-putt golf courtesy of our friends at Top Golf, KIND snacks, and an activity from Austin Family Magazine!”

You Who/MyMusicRX Kids Rock Show

Red Yarn’s four-piece band will be the house band at the YOU WHO/My Music RX Rock Show for Kids at Fader Fort during SXSW! More details TBA.


Red Yarn, Miss Jessie & the Critters are excited to perform at KUTX Live at the Four Seasons on Wednesday, March 14 from 8:30-9am.

Now in its eighth year, KUTX Live at The Four Seasons continues in 2018 with four days of early morning broadcasts live from the Four Seasons ballroom from 7 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, through Friday, March 16; and from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 17. The event is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission to the main show, which includes a breakfast taco, KIND granola bar and bottomless coffee, is $15 per adult or $5 for children 12 and under. Limited self-parking is available in the hotel garage on a first-come, first served basis at a discounted rate of $5 per car until 1 p.m.

Spare the Rock Spoil the Child will offer kid-friendly (but parent-friendly, too) sets between the main-stage acts each day. Those interested in attending only the children’s shows may purchase a wristband for $5 per adult or child; benefits still include the above breakfast treats, however the wristband does not allow entry to the main stage.

Do512 Family Picnic

Red Yarn is excited to perform at the Do512 Family Picnic for the third year in a row! Event is from 11am-4pm; our trio performs from 12-12:45pm followed by busking in between sets.

‘Red Yarn’s Old Barn’ Album Release Show

Join Texas-born, Portland-based family folksinger & puppeteer Red Yarn as he celebrates the release of his fifth album, ‘Red Yarn’s Old Barn.’ Joined by his wife & singing partner Miss Jessie, an ace backing band of renowned Portland musicians, and a puppet troupe to wrangle his rowdy Critters, Red will host an epic barndance in his magical Old Barn. Red’s playful, personal & sometimes political new country-rock songs paint the Old Barn as an inclusive microcosm of the USA. All are welcome at this special album release event!

Red Yarn @ SXSW!

Red Yarn & Family are heading back to Red’s hometown of Austin, TX for five public shows during SXSW! Find more details on each event page on our calendar!

Family Music Night at Know Thy Food Cooperative

Red Yarn & the Critters are thrilled to return to our beloved old stomping grounds, Know Thy Food Cooperative, for their Family Music Night – Mon, Jan 8, 5:30-6:30pm. Food, kombucha, beer & wine available through the co-op. Hope to see you there!