Led by parents Ken & Meg, a chaotically dysfunctional family band traverses the country in a cramped tour bus in search of fame & fortune.
After Ken makes a critical miscalculation, the Swallow family pairs off in an attempt to win air time on a talent search television show.
The Swallows attempt to button up their act to participate in a family-friendly music festival.
Ria fights for control over the Swallow family's upcoming performance at a college campus as Ken and Meg try to reclaim their cool.
After receiving unfortunate news about the health of Ken's estranged father, James (Richard Dreyfuss), the Swallow family pays him a visit.
When a flat tire sidelines the Swallows, they are taken in by another family.
The family forgets Meg's birthday, prompting Ken to plan a night at a hotel for just the two of them. But Meg has other celebration plans.
The Swallows go to extreme lengths to track down a drug-addicted music executive who offered to sign the band to her label.
After lying to the kids about the existence of a band manager named Robert Kushman, Ken is forced to hire an actor to play the part.
Ken winds up in the hospital, where he meets a young patient.