Ants On a Log
Ants on a Log creates music for children and other childlike people, songfully advocating for positivity, social justice, and silliness. Full of humor and harmony, their award-winning music is a delight for all ages. Founded in 2014 by Julie Be (they/them) and Anya Rose (she/her), in 2023 the duo became a trio, welcoming Miles Crabtree (he/him) into the band. The Ants write music for children and other childlike people, songfully advocating for positivity, social justice, and silliness! They offer solo, duo, and trio performances.
The Ants' musical "Curious: Think Outside the Pipeline!" is based on the true story of Philadelphia’s fight for clean air, and inspired by the youth-led climate change movement. In 2019 the “Curious” Soundtrack won a Parents’ Choice Award, and in 2021 the Ants released the puppet-powered "Curious" movie. In 2020, Julie Be produced the "Trans & Nonbinary Kids Mix," a compilation of songs from artists all over the gender map that gained national acclaim as a landmark album in the world of intersectional media for children. In 2021, Julie received a Leeway Foundation Transformation Award, recognizing artists who demonstrate a long-term commitment to social change work.